At no cost to the state, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’…Continue
Yesterday I was treated to a behind the scenes look at a Clouded Leopard at the Atlanta Zoo. Its appearance immediately made me think “trees.” Like many primates it has a large tail to help balance it up in the canopy. Their large claws and light elongated bodies make it very maneuverable among…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on June 29, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments
"In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest grove of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or 'Crooked Forest', is a mystery."
Read the complete story on Discovery News at http://goo.gl/THrB5
See the photo at:…Continue
Added by Don Richardson on June 29, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments
I would like to solicit the knowledge of some of our members concerning Community Garden Design showing high standards and tried and true information. I am involved in a project for the City of Miami that requires design (drawings) that will show layout and new facilities for each plot. The site is large and we hope to accomodate 150+ plots. I know the City of Portland and many, many other cities have done these gardens with great success. I am looking to find examples of the best…Continue
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On The Grove we like to both celebrate trees and to provide others with insight into their planting and care. Although we are tree enthusiasts, we are also realists when it comes to finding the best fit for both planter and plant. Aside from our online Ask an Arborist events and discussion forums, we…Continue
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With time on their hands, residents from the Cedar Creek Corrections Center (CCCC) in Washington State were recently given the opportunity to learn how to manage and care for trees through an arboriculture workshop. The workshop provided an overview of a career option available to offenders when they are released from their sentences. CCCC is a minimum-security facility tucked away in the woods of Capitol Forest near Olympia, WA.
The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR)…Continue
Added by Administrator on June 23, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments
Hello... My name is Peter Strelkow and I am a Landscape Architect from South Florida. This noxious vine has appeared on the scene over the last 5-10 years and is really taking over. I mostly see it in urban areas, but now also in more wild places. Very hard to stop because of its very rapid growith and heavy seeding (large black). Also, if you leave any part of it in a tree, fence or even a piece on the ground, it will continue growing. It rapidly sends down new roots into the ground,…Continue
With rising energy costs, solar panels as energy alternatives and gardens that produce local food resources are gaining in popularity. But what happens when a tree is blocking your access to the sunshine? (With the little sunshine we’re getting these days.) Whatever you do,…Continue
Added by Nicki Eisfeldt on June 22, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments
Old trees must be protected to save the homes of more than 1,000 different bird and mammal species who nest, says a new study from the University of British Columbia. Most animals can’t carve out their own tree holes and rely on holes already formed. The study found that outside of North America, most animals nest in tree holes formed by damage and decay, a process that can take several centuries.
The study, published this month in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on June 20, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments
FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE TREE SURVEY EFFORTS IN OHIO DUE TO THE DISCOVERY OF ASIAN LONGHORNED BEETLE
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) announce that surveys are under way in Bethel, Ohio, after the detection and identification of the Asian longhorned beetle. Bethel is located 30 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
First discovered in…
Added by Sarah Gracey on June 20, 2011 at 9:09am — No Comments
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For the next 2 weeks on The Grove, we are hosting a Tree Tenants photo contest for all members. Top 3 winners will be mailed gift certificates to their choice of either The Home Depot or Wild Birds Unlimited!…Continue
Added by Administrator on June 16, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Check out our progress using i-TREE Pest Detection during our Morgantown inventory project at:
As of June 15th, the Grove has over 2000 members including a member from Togo that loves to plant trees. The Grove is the place to share your tree passion whether it be a tree photo (like the photo below by member Paul Ries), knowledge, and/or video. You know it will be well received on The Grove! Since its inception we have had almost 60,000 page views and 11,000 unique visitors. We depend on our members to help spread the passion about trees and urban forestry!…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on June 16, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments
A coworker shared this with me and I thought it was interesting enough to share! I clipped the section and pasted below. Otherwise click on the link to see the posting directly.
http://www.emmitsburg.net/humor/daily_additions/2011/may/18.htm (scroll to the bottom)
An unexpected side-effect of the flooding in parts of Pakistan has been that millions of spiders climbed up into…Continue
Trees create just the right esthetic when planted around a backyard swimming pool or pond. But they can also create a lot of debris, resulting in added work and possible maintenance issues. For those of you planning to add some foliage to any aquatic area, be sure to take the following into account.
Where will this tree be in 5 years? 10 years?
Be sure to do your research into how much the tree you’ve chosen will grow, both in terms of its roots and its canopy.…Continue
Added by Administrator on June 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
Just in case some of you missed this coverage by NPR. Also if you like this be sure to read, The Wild Trees, by Richard Preston.
Woah, this is one very tall tree. Nine years ago, it was the tallest known plant in the world. (See if you can spot the three people, blue shirted, hanging at different points on the trunk). To see picture and the rest of the article go to…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on June 14, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments
Today, we launched the second round of The Grove national expansion. Now residents of Alaska, California, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maine will be joining us as members of The Grove, sharing their insight, photos, events, questions, discussions and tree stories…Continue
Added by Administrator on June 13, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments