New York Times, 4/29/12
EUDORA, Kan. — The sight is a familiar one along the dusty back roads of the Great Plains: an old roofless silo left to the elements along with decaying barns, chicken coops and stone homesteads.
This is the landscape of rural abandonment that…Continue
Added by Mollie Freilicher on April 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Most people think of white sandy beaches and topical locations when they see palm trees, but the truth is, there are thousands of different kinds of palms that can be found all over the world. Below are some other interesting facts about palm trees you may not…Continue
Robert J. Barnhart was a crew chief for a billboard company, and a soldier in a war on trees.
Trees were the enemy if they spoiled the view of a billboard. On days of an attack,…Continue
Added by ArborAtlanta on April 26, 2012 at 2:19pm — No Comments
As many Grove members well know, National Arbor Day is this Friday! Arbor Day was founded in 1872, by J. Sterling Morton and always falls on the last Friday of April, which this year is April 27, 2012. Thanks to our friends in Idaho, we’d like to share a list of fun facts and trivia about Arbor Day…Continue
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Make mine a native tree,-serviceberry/shadbush/juneberry. Besides there are so many good yarns about how it got its various names.
Added by Lawrence Hamilton on April 22, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments
Survivor Tree Story is an amazing story how one tree survived the Oklahoma bombing and how its seedlings are spreading hope everywhere. View full story with video with input from Oklahoma Urban Forester, Mark Bays.
Fox 23.com: Survivor Tree Story
News 9.com: Seedlings from OKC Survivor…Continue
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The Tennessee Ag Insider magazine features my counterpart, urban forestry coordinator, Bruce Webster of the Tennessee Division of Forestry. Check out the great article and awesome pictures of Bruce.
“In forestry, the goal is to produce a wood product, but in urban forestry the goal is to produce a canopy of trees,” Webster says. “A good tree canopy can…Continue
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Yet another iconic…Continue
Added by Barbara White on April 16, 2012 at 10:15am — No Comments
This April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, a day when people around the world pitch in to help improve the environment. Organizations such as the Earth Day Network devote countless hours toward mobilizing citizens around the world and inspiring young activists to become involved and…Continue
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Remember that photo posted here some months ago entitled "Yes, Trees Do Eat Bicycles" - it's baacck!
Call it eating or hugging objects, but "when a tree is growing, and it encounters something that gets in the way of its growth,…Continue
Thought I would share a new app developed for detecting and reporting invasive species in Massachusetts. It is joining a crew of other apps already developed for invasive species elsewhere. This app, Outsmart Invasive Species, was funded by a U.S. Forest Service 2011 Competitive Allocation grant project and provides a way for app users to report…Continue
Added by Mollie Freilicher on April 13, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments
TREES are on the front lines of our changing climate. And when the oldest…Continue
Thanks to Annie Hermansen of the US Forest Service's InterfaceSouth for sharing this....
The World Resources Institute (WRI), a center for policy research and analysis, released a new map that identifies hotspots where urban and suburban developments are putting forests at risk in the southern United States. Areas that experienced the most forest loss to development between 2001 and 2006 were counties near Houston, Atlanta, Raleigh, Charlotte, San Antonio,…Continue
Added by Sarah Gracey on April 12, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments
About the Challenge
America is home to more than 100…
Added by Kay Reed on April 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We have been having an active discussion in our state about the benefits and drawbacks of staking trees. The most well known, and most cited, research is the Richard Harris research which shows staking landscape trees reduces root mass, caliper, and taper of young trees. It also Shows the negative impact of side pruning and heading of landscape trees on caliper and root mass. This research addresses the nursery growing culture, and many transfer this data to planting larger landscape…Continue
Rainforests are some of the most interesting and beautiful places on earth; however, they are sadly in danger of being torn down and forgotten. A recent study done by the California Institute of Technology estimates that about 2,000 trees are being cut down every minute in rainforests around the world.…Continue
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Andi in Illinois reminds us that April is Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month!
Kick t he month off by checking out the revised Hungry Pests website:http://www.aphis.usda.gov/hungrypests/ or for those that…Continue
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