Many have heard that 2012 is the last year of the Mayan Calendar and have interpreted that to mean end of the world. Maybe instead it is the year we explain what ended the Mayan world and help us contribute to today's world. Forests!
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Mayans may have…Continue
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Even on the smaller home lots there is usually a place for a few fruit trees. In many cases a small home orchard is possible. In smaller places fruit trees can be worked in with the landscape planting. As a whole, fruit trees grow rapidly and if well cared for they are tidy and a desirable feature of the landscape…Continue
Looking for a tree to plant this fall? The Arborday Foundation has a cleaver tree wizard that lets you choose and buy a tree in just three simple steps using their Tree Wizard. Most trees are seedlings and less than $10.00.
Even if you have limited space, you can still enjoy fresh fruit. Although not all fruit trees thrive in containers for long periods of time, you can grow any fruit tree in a container for a few years and then transplant it. You can also choose a dwarf variety, which is well suited to living in a container.
Some of the most popular dwarf citrus trees to grow in containers are:
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Excerpt from Keeper of the Trees, by Ann LinneaContinue
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Last year, a team of climbers led by arborist Will Blozan measured the tallest tree in the eastern United States: a 192-foot tulip tree in the Great Smoky…Continue
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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
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TREES are on the front lines of our changing climate. And when the oldest…Continue
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America is home to more than 100…
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Urban trees and green infrastructure have new competition. The concept of complete streets is to provide access and travel for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclist, motorist and public transport users of all ages and abilities. This movement has become very strong over the last few years. In my small town of Decatur, GA several streets have already been redesigned with complete streets in mind (see photo below). Yesterday I attended a bicycle rally at the capitol in Atlanta, GA…Continue
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A REVOLUTION in cognitive neuroscience is changing the kinds of experiments that scientists conduct, the kinds of questions economists ask and, increasingly, the ways that architects, landscape architects and urban designers shape our built environment.
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This video is relaxing! I understand the need to quantify the importance of trees but somehow it never captures their full beauty, for that you need to just be around them.
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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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Do trees grow faster with more carbon in the atmosphere. According to an article in the New York Times from a year ago, they do!Continue
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Typically old trees are big, but what other characteristics do old trees demonstrate. Neil Pederson of the Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University, summarizes six characteristics in his abstract.
(1) smooth or “balding”…Continue
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The soil was alive, the trees emanated old age, and the shade was prolific with pockets of light bursting through. All expected qualities of an old growth forest. The unexpected was the sound of airplanes overhead and cars from a nearby major road. This was my experience at…Continue
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Many homeowners worry about tree roots piercing their pipes creating leaks and clogs. “Typically tree roots exert about 4 pounds per square inch and up to 20psi, which in itself will not create a crack, but is enough to exploit an existing crack,” states Rob Swanson of Specimen Tree in Atlanta, Georgia. Tree roots will infiltrate improperly installed pipes with loose joints or a pipe that has been damaged due to other causes like cold temperatures. It is important that pipes are…Continue
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