In this episode of Talking Trees, ISA Certified Arborist Shawn Fitzgerald discusses the benefits of proper mulching, as well as…Continue
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Is climate change hitting Utahns where they live? Is it time to rethink the urban forest?
It’s unclear that climate change caused the event last year that damaged or killed greenery on Utah lawns. It could be a freak occurrence. But…Continue
While in the office of our local arborist I noticed a book by the title of "It's Arborday Charlie Brown". Being a huge Peanuts fan I couldn't believe I missed that one. In searching for the book on the internet, I discovered there was also a "special" by the same name. Below I have post two clips from…Continue
This article written in collaboration with the National Christmas Tree Association and Sarah C. Gracey, Kentucky urban forestry coordinator.
If you have been around me at all during the holidays, you will know I am a fan of real Christmas trees (I am also a fan of not putting up the tree until Santa’s toy factory is in high gear and almost ready to pack the sleigh). I grew up going to tree farms and selecting our tree as part of our family tradition. While…Continue
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Growing a successful plant or tree depends on multiple factors including the handling of the nursery stock, the condition of the tree, site preparation, the time of year you…Continue
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MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) - Volunteers have planted hundreds of trees on reclaimed mine land in eastern Kentucky.
The project is part of an initiative by the United Nations Billion Tree Campaign that set a goal in 2009 of planting one tree for every person on Earth. The Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative pledged to plant 38 million trees on mined land.
Most of the trees planted on reclaimed mine lands this month near Pikeville were black walnut and other native…Continue
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WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2011 –The U.S. Forest Service today unveiled a comprehensive series of maps that illustrate for the first time the crucial role forests play in sustaining the watersheds that are most important to the quality of American surface drinking water.
The Forests to Faucets interactive maps also identify the extent to which those…Continue
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On a sunny California afternoon, fog rolls off the Pacific Ocean through a forest of old-growth coastal redwoods like dry ice wafting across a stage on cue. Massive, fluted columns rise into the sky, a natural Greek temple of wood in a setting so otherworldly that scenes from Return of the Jedi and Jurassic Park have been filmed here. A veil of white mist diffuses the light, rays of which pierce the damp, dim forest; long, pointy fingers from above.
A colourful cast…Continue
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Every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, volunteers in Nashville, TN gather to plant trees for Nashville’s annual “ReLeafing Day.” Many volunteers are…Continue
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Do trees and humans need to hold a summit on climate change to iron out their differences? ;)
While forests elsewhere are thinning from wildfires, insect damage and droughts partially attributed to global warming, some white spruce trees in the far north of Alaska have grown more vigorously in the last hundred years, especially since 1950, a new study has found.
The health of forests globally is gaining attention, because trees are thought to absorb a third of all…Continue
As a tree lover, I naturally enjoy products derived from trees. One product that contains the essence of "treeness" for me is maple syrup. It is sweet yet earthy at the same time. I try to buy the best syrup for that ultimate tree flavor. However, I was not fluent in the different classifications of syrup…Continue
The once unbroken forests that once stretched across vast swathes of North America are mostly gone, broken into pieces by cities, roads and farms. Now a new study attempts to quantify fragmented forests in the Eastern United States – and finds that privately-held lands may play a key role in keeping things together.
“Fragmentation is an ever-present threat to forest communities in the eastern United States,” Kurt H. Riitters and John W. Coulston of the U.S. Forest Service and James D.…Continue
The International World War Peace Tree is a linden tree that sits in a cornfield in the southwestern edge of Darmstadt, Indiana. It was planted at the end of World War I to serve as a reminder…Continue
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Eastern forests in the United States are listed among nature’s top 10 greatest comebacks of the 20th century (The Nature Conservancy)…Continue
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