Nominate the 2015 Great American Tree

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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Submitted by the Town of Carrboro, NC
Town: Carrboro, NC
Species: Ulmus Americana
Size: 50” DBH
Spread: 114’
Height: 40’
GPS Coordinates: 35°51’42”N, 79°4’39”W

Sitting in front of Town Hall, Carrboro’s American Elm is a treasured member of the comm…
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Nominated by Graham Herbst‎
My nomination for Great American Tree goes to our State Champion swamp white oak, in Elmwood Park, Omaha Nebraska. This 249 point tree is over 13 ft in stem circumference, and at its’ widest point spreads 110 ft. The park…
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