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Everyone has a favorite tree. It’s a landmark to your community, has a compelling story, or makes a huge environmental contribution. It personifies perseverance or is a testament to history. It’s grand and noble or small and dignified. Whatever statement your favorite tree makes, nominate it - in the first annual Great American Tree Competition. More Info.

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Managing Change in Our Community Forests: a Toolkit for Action

Managing Change in Our Community Forests: a Toolkit for Action Oregon Community Trees Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT) Portland, OR Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities, based on the most recent research in our…

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How many leaves on a tree?

Many think about leaves in the fall, but what about spring when trees come out of dormancy and have to bud out all those leaves. As for the number, I have seen estimates as high as 7 million and as low as 20K for a mature tree. My guess it is probably around 200K on a large mature tree.  Do you know a good source to measure the number of leaves.  My favorite was from Georgia Gardner Walter Reeves for the simplicity. Below are some sources. Do you have a better source? The photograph is from…

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Even though I'm in Georgia, I saw an article on this and had to share it. Great campaign modeled after our urban forestry friends in Kentucky. 
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Hello bike enthusiasts!Registration is now open for the 2015 Tour de Poudre!  Please visit the website at: http://coloradotrees.org/tourdepoudre_reg.php to complete all necessary forms.  The date is Sunday, June 28 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.  The ride…
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How to Plant a Tree

Allow for growth; dig twice as wide and deep.
Add soil amender to the raw red clay.
Remove the rope. Take burlap bag away.
Surround the root ball, mulch and go to sleep.

And as the roots unfold and slowly creep,
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#greatamericantree This is the state of Arkansas Champion Bald Cypress Tree. the tree has a circumference of 516 inches, a crown spread of 93 feet, height of 120 feet, with a bigness index of 638. The land is owned by…
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#greatamericantree This is the state of Arkansas Champion Bald Cypress Tree. the tree has a circumference of 516 inches, a crown spread of 93 feet, height of 120 feet, with a bigness index of 638. The land is owne…
May 14
Jamie Kirby posted a blog post
People can turn to the strength of trees as a symbol of hope and healing.The 6-minute video is worth the watch.The journey of the 9-11 survivor tree
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Administrator published an article in Florida Grove
3 Fun Facts from the Cost of Maintaining Trees Conference.

Women with more green space within 50 meters of their homes have higher baby birth rates. Dr. Donovan ‪
Small tree benefits and cost of maintenance are about equal. Medium tree benefits are…
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Disease of slash and loblolly pines persists in the southeastern United States
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Fusiform rust, a fungal disease caused by Cronartium quercum f. sp. fusiforme, is the most d…
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This is the state of Arkansas Champion Bald Cypress Tree. the tree has a circumference of 516 inches, a crown spread of 93 feet, height of 120 feet, with a bigness index of 638. The land is owned by U.S. Fish and Wildlife s…
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