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"Hmmm... Which trees expand the most in the summer? How much (%) ?"
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Do Trees Communicate? (Reprise)

First posted here in 2012, this video should be required viewing regularly for all foresters and tree-lovers. Like the neural networks in our brains, forests share chemical information over large areas with Mother Trees as hubs.
Jul 9
Don Richardson posted a status
"If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. ~Confucius"
Jul 8
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Early Evolution of Walking Trees?

6-legged pine: is this an early evolution of walking trees? Why not? Let's revisit this spot in 15K years and see what happens.(Photo by Jacek Magryta)
Jun 25
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Jun 10
Don Richardson posted a status
"Do old growth trees have a form of sentience? It might explain their patience with the stupid things short-lived humans do around them."
May 15
Don Richardson posted a blog post

Cities That Love Their Trees

Check out nine cities that are working hard to protect their tree canopies.http://www.nationalgeographic.com/news-features/urban-tree-canopy/See More
Apr 26
Don Richardson posted a status
"Enjoying the annual Easter match-up between Dogwoods and Rosebuds over who can sprout the most blossoms."
Apr 21
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Plant A Tree - It's For Your Own Good

A tree can absorb up to 48 lbs of carbon dioxide a year.https://www.facebook.com/Upworthy/photos_stream
Apr 9
Don Richardson posted a status
"With micro-climate changes already impacting urban forestry, what disruption adaptation strategies have you developed for the next decade?"
Apr 2
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International Day of Forests and Trees

"On this International Day of Forests and Trees, let us urge governments, businesses and all sectors of society to commit to reducing deforestation, preventing forest degradation, reducing poverty and promoting sustainable livelihoods for all…
Mar 21
Don Richardson posted a status
"Looking at local crime and tree canopy maps in older neighborhoods When the trees get cut, crime goes up - why am I not surprised?"
Mar 11
Don Richardson posted a blog post

Is Your Pine Tree Foaming at the Mouth?

'While walking through my rainy woods I noticed this funky phenomenon: The pine trees were… well…foaming.I rushed home to research and found that there was no need for me to get my forest checked for rabies.This foam is caused by the formation of a crude soap on the bark from fatty acids in pine sap/resin. Over a drought a…See More
Mar 3
Don Richardson posted a photo

What is the Value of a Big Tree?

(Unidentified source via Facebook)
Feb 14
Don Richardson posted a status
"Just viewing the image of trees, not to mention visiting the real thing, reduces blood pressure and increases mental fitness."
Feb 14
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Alternative Christmas Trees

Please don't cut trees for temporary seasonal decorations, and please notice that these humorous examples also demonstrate to pay close attention to what kind of tree you're planting!
Dec 20, 2013
Don Richardson posted a blog post

5 Underestimated Benefits of Urban Forests

Which of the benefits does this describe?"Urban trees can also reduce the noise of a city significantly. Tall trees with dense crowns and a soft ground surface can cut noise by 50 percent or more (link). If kept healthy and cared for properly, urban trees can also provide bird and wildlife habitat and recreational…See More
Nov 13, 2013
Don Richardson posted a blog post

Angel Oak Targeted for Development

"On South Carolina's steamy Johns Island is a fern-draped, centuries-old live oak that has withstood hurricanes, the creation of the United States and every government shutdown to date.…See More
Oct 6, 2013
Don Richardson posted a photo

A Fantasy Grove in Belize

Must go there someday. (via Maravillas del Mundo on Google Plus)
Sep 30, 2013
Don Richardson posted a status
"I hope to think I'll never see a society in its own lifetime that will regret its ignorance of the value of its trees."
Sep 17, 2013

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Old Growth Forests, Arboretums, Landmark & Historic Trees, Urban Trees & Green Space Advocacy, Heritage Tree Stewardship, Big Tree Registries, Maps & Walking Tours...
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Cities That Love Their Trees

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ties that are working hard to protect their tree canopies.…

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Is Your Pine Tree Foaming at the Mouth?

Posted on March 3, 2014 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

'While walking through my rainy woods I noticed this funky phenomenon: The pine trees were… well…foaming.

I rushed home to research and found that there was no need for me to get my forest checked for rabies.

This foam is caused by the formation…

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5 Underestimated Benefits of Urban Forests

Posted on November 12, 2013 at 10:00pm 0 Comments

Which of the benefits does this describe?

"Urban trees can also reduce the noise of a city significantly. Tall trees with dense crowns and a soft ground surface can cut noise by 50 percent or more (link). If kept healthy and cared for properly,…

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Angel Oak Targeted for Development

Posted on October 5, 2013 at 11:58pm 4 Comments

"On South Carolina's steamy Johns Island is a fern-draped, centuries-old live oak that has withstood hurricanes, the creation of the United States and every government shutdown to date.…

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At 11:06pm on April 14, 2012, Neil Norton said…

Hi Don, you and Jena have inspired a new member category, called Treemendous Contributor,  for posting great content!  Your profile is now marked with the badge of honor, an oak tree.  American Grove Online Administrator

At 7:39am on February 23, 2012, Sarah Gracey said…

Thanks for the prompting Don!!!!  I need to brush off and get back in the Grove saddle!!!!  Promise to post soon - thanks for the reminder.  : )

At 9:47am on September 23, 2011, Eldra Tarpley White said…
Great!  Then you had the best t-shirt there!  Stay tuned for GreenUP.  I think we are going to shoot for the spring.  Will call you soon.
At 7:03pm on July 4, 2011, Jena Daphann Brashear said…

It's good to hear back from you......yes, please let me know when you get ready for the 'tree graffitti' gallery......lol

I'm glad to know that you like seeing my nature pics of SE Kentucky, too........;)

At 7:08pm on June 22, 2011, Jena Daphann Brashear said…
Teehee....'Arborglyphs', I meant to say......sorry, it's something I do.........forgive me ;)
At 2:20pm on March 21, 2011, Neil Norton said…

Thanks Don,

I am glad you like the new resource page.  Yes I will foward to all admins to collect their content via the Grove Gazette, the e newsletter I publish.  I will add you to it as well if that is OK.   One feature I would love but we have limited budget is to create is a one page summary of guidelines for different tree issues like tree planting, creating tree ordinances, pruning, etc.   If you know a good source of something like this, lay it on me.  Thanks.  N

 

"Hi Neil...
Resources & Tree Links look great. Hope you invite all the grove admins to forward their current monthly or quarterly state newsletters to be posted. I'll be sure to suggest a PDF on some
urban forestry practice or issue shortly. Thanks for adding value to the site with this new feature."

...don

At 10:11pm on September 15, 2010, Jan Cast said…
Yes, Green Memphis Solidarity.
Cya @ Forest Faire.
JC
At 3:45pm on September 7, 2010, UT Master Urban Foresters said…
Oops forgot to leave my name on that last one, Nick from Lakeland
At 3:45pm on September 7, 2010, UT Master Urban Foresters said…
Hey Don,
I'm workin as admin for both the WTUFC and the UT MUF group sites. Did you participate in the Master Urban Forestry Group? I thought that you may have.
At 9:41am on July 29, 2010, West TN Chapter TUFC said…
I had hoped for a facebook page but there was a little resistance to that. This is probably the next best thing though seeing as it links together Urban Forestry professionals from all over the South.

Thanks Don
 
 
 

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