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August 2010 Blog Posts (8)

Kids and trees

The U.S. Forest Service lists projects and programs for children and teens to get them involved in nature, science, gardening and service. Visit the kids’ page to find out more.…


Added by Administrator on August 30, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Forest City Lovers: If I Were a Tree.


Added by Ed Macie on August 25, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

World's Largest Urban Forest Was Planted By Hand

"On the peaks overlooking Rio de Janeiro, for as far as the eye can see, grows the dense jungle of the Tijuca forest -- the largest urban forest in the world -- which gives Rio the feel of city that has managed to coexist with nature like none other on the planet.

But things weren't always so harmonious. In fact, there was once a time where these hills were stripped bare, deforested to make room for plantations. The truth is, this sprawling forest was replanted by hand."

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Added by Don Richardson on August 23, 2010 at 12:09am — 1 Comment

More members for Tennessee

We are close to catching up with Georgia - let's reach out to see how many people we can get to join the grove between now and Labor Day!!

Fall is just around the corner and that's tree planting time!! The more people we get on site, the more trees that maybe planted.

This is bad. It seems like I'm always asking people to do things...

My friend called me the "keeper of the trees" the other day. It was probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me.

It… Continue

Added by karen Davenport on August 22, 2010 at 7:40pm — No Comments

Everything's Bigger in Texas -- Even the Programs

Texas is involved in a number of different projects using Google mapping. Below is a sample.

  • Inventory: The Great Tree Roundup is a regional site where folks can inventory, map and see the value of their urban forest. Click…

Added by Administrator on August 17, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Stormwater management initiatives

Below are some great resources on stormwater management and how trees can help with it. Although it’s hot and dry now, a possible rainy fall is around the corner.

  • Watershed Forestry Resource Guide:…

Added by Administrator on August 16, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Trees of America's Grove: The Coast Redwood

Today's post brings us north of Orick in Northern California to the lady Bird Johnson Grove of redwood trees in the Redwood National Park. These pictures do no justice in describing this bold stand of 40' diameter 300' plus tall trees. Hyperion, the tallest tree in the world - a 379 foot monument, stands in a secret location nearby. Everything about these trees is spectacular; their size, age, physiology, natural defenses against pest and fire, the complex ecosystem living in their canopy,… Continue

Added by Ed Macie on August 9, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Planting spotlight: Liberty Trees

The Liberty Trees, meeting places for the Sons of Liberty throughout the colonies during the Revolutionary War, played an important part of our nation’s history. Some of the original Liberty Trees, such as the elm in Boston Commons, were cut down by British forces and others were killed by Mother Nature over the years. The last surviving Liberty Tree, a tulip poplar (pictured right, top)…


Added by Administrator on August 9, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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