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Neil Norton
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  • Decatur, GA
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  • Georgia Urban Forest Council
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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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Savannah Tree Canopy Study

American Grove Member Ian Hanou posted an interesting article about a canopy study in Savannah, GA.  Check it out at More
Jul 17
Neil Norton added a discussion to the group Georgia Grove

Reserve space before this popular training is full!

The first session on Saturday, Aug 2 is quickly approaching so register soon for the 8th round of TreeKeeper certification.  During 7 separate Sessions led by local experts and ISA Certified Arborists, students of all levels learn skills to put to use in their own yards or neighborhoods. We always have a lively group of learners so register soon.  Please help to spread the word about this awesome opportunity to meet other treehuggers, gain skilled tree care techniques, and have fun! …See More
Jul 9
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Dreaming & Swaying with Trees

I recently spent 3 weeks sleeping outside during a trip to the Southwest. For twenty glorious evenings I slept outside looking up at stars outlined by the canopy. Most those nights I slept on the ground, but then I discovered the comfort of sleeping in my hammock. The best part is that typically the hammock is suspended by trees,…See More
Jul 8
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Acacia Tree in Africa Protects against Foragers with Tannins

My friend recently returned from the Serengeti in Africa, where the Acacia Tree, a favorite food of giraffes, has developed a unique defense strategy. In response to its constant pruning via consumption, the tree produces tannins which makes the taste bitter and less palatable to the giraffe. The Acacia tree will also…See More
Jun 25

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I plant trees because....
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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Dreaming & Swaying with Trees

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Big Tree? Be sure to look down!

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Spring Trees

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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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