Home

Tree News

Tree Forum

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…

Read more…
0 Replies

Removal of burlap from B & B trees WHY??????

When planting B &B trees I have come across the instructions in reputable aboriculture books, etc. which recommend removing at least the top half of burlap from the ball.  I can not find the reason WHY.  Yes, I assume that it helps the roots get started into the surrounding soil more quickly than if the burlap was left on---BUT--I can find no research (including the ISA of which I am a member) that tells WHY or IF this is important.   Does anyone have experience that would inform me?  Thank…

Read more…
10 Replies · Reply by Jennifer D Rall Feb 20

Tree Video

Dr. Coder Thanking Trees
Dr Coder thanking trees
i-Tree Design: An Applied Example
American Grove for Urban & Community Forestry Coorinators
a Forest Year
American Grove Demonstration Video: How to Invite Friends
QUICKLOOK: The Emerald Ash Borer
Welcome to American Grove

Activity

American Grove via Twitter
Garlic injection could tackle tree diseases | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5mrJJZ 
16 hours ago
Todd Matthews, shayla carpenter, hilk john and 1 more joined American Grove
Thursday
Susan Granbery posted a blog post
Park Pride of Atlanta hosted a conference this week at the Atlanta Botanical Garden with keynote speakers Peter Harnik, Director of the Trust for Public Land's Center for City Park Excellence and Cynthia Nitkin, Senior Vice President at Project for…
Wednesday
American Grove via Twitter
How hormones, sex and sunshine can ensure a happy family tree. | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7nCosL 
Wednesday
Administrator published an article in North Carolina Grove
Welcome to the weekly updates to CompassLive, the online science magazine of the U.S. Forest Service Southern Research Station (SRS). Please forward this update to others who might be interested and encourage them to sign up for their own updates or…
Wednesday
American Grove via Twitter
Exposed: The Secret Life of Roots | United States Botanic Garden | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8UHiuf 
Wednesday
Cindy Gilbert is now a member of MINNESOTA GROVE
Wednesday
Administrator posted a blog post in Georgia Grove
Georgia Arborist Association member extraordinaire, Chris Heim, shares the importance of trees on Georgia Arbor Day. http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/clip/11165005/preserving-trees
Wednesday
American Grove via Twitter
Bark beetles are decimating our forests. That might actually be a good thing. | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5DxZr7 
Wednesday
Tivon Feeley posted a discussion in Iowa Grove
For Immediate Release:Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Contacts:Dustin Vande Hoef, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, 515-281-3375Kevin Baskins, Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 515-725-8288Laura Sternweis, Iowa State University Exte…
Wednesday
Administrator posted a discussion
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 probab…
Wednesday
American Grove via Twitter
7 Million leaves on a mature Beech tree. Tree Facts - Living Tree Educational Foundation | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7OHh45 
Wednesday
Timothy P Isley is now a member of Illinois Grove
Wednesday
Timothy P Isley is now a member of American Grove
Wednesday
Mary Lampeth, Melanie Bass Pollard, Chris Heim and 2 more joined Georgia Grove
Mar 23
City of Everly is now a member of Iowa Grove
Mar 23
More…

About Us

An online community for sharing tree-planting experiences, and knowledge that will encourage others to create thriving community forests.

Built in Partnership with

Chat