In both my jobs as an tree risk assessor and a online tree community manager I continuously am having to outline the benefits of trees. I understand this process and am appreciative of having the opportunity to do so, but another part of me just wants people to enjoy a tree for being a tree without all the…Continue
I recently attended the the first Tree Risk Assessment Qualification Course (TRAQ) in the country. It was hosted at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawerenceville, GA. The class was limited to 20 people but they were from across the country. We had representation from local governments, tree…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on June 18, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Sweet gum trees (Liquidambar Styracifulua) are notorious for the spiny seed balls they drop. They are often confused for maple trees for their five pointed leaves. Many people cut them down because of the seed balls. Joan Maloof in Teaching from the Trees shares…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on September 4, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
What is your favorite shade tree for your yard and why?
Check out Brad's opinion below. He share some good reasons for planting a deciduous tree, not to mention some mistakes to avoid. Don't forget to share your favorite.
The other day I asked my friend who has his own lawn care business…Continue
Added by Administrator on June 18, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
Post a video, photograph, or blog and get your friends to like it and win a $50 Home Depot gift card from the American Grove. Modesty is a great trait, but to win you will need to share your tree passion by getting friends to like your post. A great way to promote your post is by cutting and pasting the URL (the…Continue
Added by Administrator on May 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Our Village Council recently approved a sidewalk replacement project for spring 2012. The contractor was asked to include root barriers in the bid. The information I have found on root barriers is at best conflicting.
In your experience, what root pruning / barrier techniques have had the most positive outcomes? Can you provide any specifications for your methods &/or materials used?
As a Tree City USA, we always try to keep an eye out for best practices to preserve our…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on October 7, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Public image, citizen pride and financial assistance are just a few of the many benefits a city has when it becomes part of Tree City USA. Being a part of the program is an indication to prospective businesses and citizens that the area is committed to its neighborhoods’ quality of life. The program can also influence…Continue
Added by Administrator on October 3, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
The Tree Benefit Calculator allows you to make this simple estimation. Input your location by zip code to find your climate zone, add the tree s
pecies and size, and…
Added by ArborAtlanta on August 4, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
Last winter I was attending an organizational meeting to plant 100K trees in DeKalb County sponsored by Nalley Automotive. The program leader kicked the meeting off by having us introduce ourselves and describe one event that led to our passion for trees. I had to think about this, but remembered my older brother, Ted, who has since passed, planting a tree at my elementary school. Ted was about five years older than me and outside of family time there were not many moments when we…Continue
Added by Neil Norton on August 2, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
The results are in for The Grove’s Tree Tenants photo contest! Before announcing our winners, we’d like to thank everyone who participated in the contest – including all the members who shared their Tree Tenant photos and stories with The Grove community, as well as our panel of judges from various state and urban forestry agencies and the USDA Forest…Continue
Added by Administrator on June 23, 2011 at 11:52am — No Comments
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
There are over 1,300 Indiana Community Tree Stewards in Indiana who are advocating the benefits of the urban forest and sharing their urban forest knowledge and skills with others.
Join us by attending a two day workshop July 16th and July 23rd at Fort Harrison State Park. Email plouks@dnr.IN.gov to register.
Sponsored by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Community and Urban Forestry…Continue
Added by Pamela C Louks on May 25, 2011 at 12:13pm — No Comments
The Georgia Forestry Commission sponsored and Georgia Urban Forest Council presented four workshops around Georgia; "Tree Maintenance for Local Governments." Instructors were consulting arborist Connie Head, and registered landscape architect, Gretchen Musser. At the end of the program, attendees were asked to recite the following Tree Maintenance Pledge.
Added by Neil Norton on April 22, 2011 at 1:17pm — No Comments