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How Repair side walk damage without damaging the tree?
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Kristal Walsh of Florida Grove asks a good question. I am looking for some creative ways to repair walkways (formerly paved sidewalks) which have been broken and uplifted by tree roots. Are there…Continue

Tags: roots, repairs, sidewalks

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristal Walsh Sep 25, 2013.

Arbor Day/Post a picture of your Tree Planting.

MLK Service day (January 21st) and Arborday are around the corner.  Post a photo of your last tree planting by replying to this topic.   From the Arborday Foundation:National Arbor Day is the last…Continue

Tags: Plantings, Photo, Arbor Day

Started Jan 9, 2013

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Complete Streets, Trees, and Green Infrastructure

Urban trees and green infrastructure have new competition.  The concept of complete streets is to provide access and travel for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclist, motorist and public transport  users of all ages and abilities. This movement has become very strong over the last few years.  In my small town of Decatur, GA several streets have already been redesigned with complete streets in mind (see photo below).  Yesterday I attended a bicycle rally at the capitol in Atlanta, GA where…See More
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Spring Trees

Spring overwhelms me. I attribute this to trees coming out of dormancy with such vibrancy. It is difficult not to notice the curtain of green envelop you, particularly on wooded lots. The green is not just overwhelming in color, but also in volume. Once wide open views become views into the color green and your vista contracts…See More
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Trees, Transpiration, and the Water Cycle

In helping my child prepare for her test on the water cycle, I noticed the diagram being used left out transpiration. According to the USGS, transpiration accounts for 10% of the moisture in the atmosphere. Transpiration is the process by which moisture is carried through plants from roots to small pores on the underside of…See More
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Over the MLK weekend participated in a great tree planting in Dectur, GA at Dearborne Park. The planting wsa a partnerhip between the Midway Woods neighborhood, Park Pride, DeKalb County and Nalley Automotive- a perfect partnership between Government, Communinty, and the Private Sector!

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At 10:44am on January 14, 2014, Dana Coelho said…

Thanks Neil! Looking forward to getting active in this community online and on the ground.

At 1:41pm on March 6, 2013, April Toney said…

Hi Neil,

I am employed full time for the Illinois Chapter, I also have a part-time assistant. I would be happy to share anything that we have, no need to reinvent the wheel :) Keep in touch!


At 9:01am on February 7, 2013, Dave Coulter said…

Shucks.....thanks Neil!  Happy to pitch in  : )


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