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Three Football Fields a Day (of canopy loss ... for 15 years)

I wanted to share an article from the front page - above the fold - in today's "Savannah Morning News".

I just returned from meetings, presentations, and a tour of the city and county while working for the Savannah Tree Foundation. There are many reasons for the canopy loss you'll read about in the article, which will be studied and addressed as we get further into the project. Hopefully this work and media coverage can reverse some of the current trends.  …


Added by Plan-It Geo - PG Online on July 16, 2014 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Your Favorite Citizen Science or Crowd-Sourced App

Hello all,

I'm giving a presentation at the Oregon Community Trees conference in June to compare / contrast new tree technologies, specifically citizen science or crowd-sourced applications (the agenda and abstract are online if you'd like to see it). I'm looking to get national input from the Grove! So far, I plan to include the following tools in my talk:

  • Tree Plotter LITE (screenshot below)
  • i-Tree
  • Open Tree…

Added by Plan-It Geo - PG Online on May 2, 2014 at 1:39pm — 4 Comments

Helpful Tree Planting Cue Cards from the Urban Tree Foundation.

Cue Cards

The downloadable cue cards are designed to fit in a shirt pocket and can be printed onto 3 1/2 " x 8" card stock and laminated for field use. They are also available in Spanish. Feel free to reproduce them.

Nursery Tree Quality Guidelines…

Added by Administrator on February 25, 2014 at 11:09am — 1 Comment

Tree rings show radiation burst just 1200 years ago

Some possible causes include supernova explosions or solar flare ... Any other theories?!


tree rings


Added by Jamie Kirby on January 8, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Parking Forests: Parking Lots as if Mother Nature Designed Them

Urban streams throughout the country suffer from the effects of development. With every storm, stormwater runoff rushes off of rooftops and pavement, and is piped to the nearest creek through storm sewers. Runoff carries pollution from the streets and landscape, and seriously erodes stream banks and causes flooding. In the Tualatin Basin in Oregon, parking lots cover 5,000 acres and are a significant source of runoff.…


Added by Brian Wegener on December 19, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

2013 Earth Day / Arbor Day Tree Planting Tracker on Plan-It Geo's UF (Urban Forest) Cloud

Plant a tree, post your spot, grow a movement!

Plan-It Geo would like to invite all those doing the good work this season to Show the World by posting your planting project On Line!

The PG Online 2013 Earth Day/Arbor Day Tree Planting Tracker is FREE for a limited time and open to anyone with an internet connection or mobile…


Added by Plan-It Geo - PG Online on April 3, 2013 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Use i-tree Design to plan where to plant your tree for most impact

Have you recently purchased a tree, but not sure where to plant?  Use this great tool, which utilizes google earth, and the i-tree tools to digitally place your tree in diffent locations around your property, and see how the benefits increase or decrease.  You may measure the tree benefits for 1 to 99 years. Click on the following link to get started:

Added by Laura Wagner on October 9, 2012 at 10:26am — 1 Comment

Tree is a hero of the Revolutionary War in 1776

Happy independence day!  I am sure many of you are familiar with heroes of the revolutionary war like Paul Revere and George Washington, but have heard of the Dongan Oak at Prospect Park.  The Bowery Boys blog writes, "The Dongan Oak was a tree of terrific size at least a hundred years old by the time Washington's army took this area, now known as Battle Pass. By cutting down this tree, the…


Added by Administrator on July 2, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

What is your favorite flowering tree?

The Vermont Grove asked this excellent question for this Spring.  What is your favorite flowering tree?   

Added by Administrator on April 11, 2012 at 11:15am — 2 Comments

Amazing Tree Houses

For generations, tree houses have been known to elevate our imaginations and allow us to travel to new heights. Today, tree houses continue to do just that. Whether you’re the creative type who wants to construct your own or the adventurous type who wants to see the world from the tree tops, there’s a tree house for you.  For the imaginative type, there are a variety of tree house designs to choose from. Don’t know where to start? Check out these…


Added by Administrator on September 19, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Reading the leaves

As a backyard tree grower I am always looking to the leaves for clues to the current condition of the tree. Leaf curl on some of my “canary” trees will tell me that the trees need watering. Brown margins on the leaves might indicate too much fertilizer was applied. Chlorotic (yellowing) leaves, I’ve read, can be caused by too much or too little of one nutrient or another. My current quandary: What’s causing new growth to be pale? (I wish I had paid better attention in HORT101.) 

It’s… Continue

Added by Greg Fenn on September 14, 2011 at 1:17pm — 1 Comment

Sad Maple Tree

I have a red Japanese Maple Tree that is in full sun and a windy part of the garden. I don't know where to move it to get it to be happy and grow. It was here when i moved in 7 years ago and it was 2 feet tall. It's still 2 feet tall. Please help me if you know what I can do for it. Thanks so much,

Added by Genevieve Cherry Sours on May 31, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments

Kentucky Reforestation Events

     Spring is almost here and that means planning for state reforestation events  is in full swing.  Reforest Frankfort will take place on April 2 at the Benson Creek Boat ramp, located on the west side of the Kentucky River close to downtown and off of US 127. The event will run from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  For more information, contact Andrew Cammack at or 502-803-0764.  

     Reforest Northern Kentucky will also take place on April 2, and will be held at AJ…


Added by Sarah Gracey on March 29, 2011 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Share a Video & Receive a Free Tree Print

Do you have a favorite tree video? Find your favorite and upload it to The Grove starting today, Feb. 21. The first 20 members who upload a video will receive a free 18 x 24 print of a tree painting by artist Barry Nehr. The video -- either one you created or found online -- must be about trees or tree-related… Continue

Added by Administrator on February 21, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Tree Planting Story, Decatur, GA

On Saturday, October 30, from 9am to Noon, Trees Atlanta proudly hosted a tree planting project in the Oakhurst Community of Decatur, GA. Trees Atlanta is helping the Oakhurst plant 100 trees in celebration of its 100th Anniversary. The project is sponsored by the Decatur Craft Beer Festival and The UPS Foundation, and so far, 62 of the 100 trees have been planted.

On the morning of the tree installation, Trees Atlanta was pleased to announce to the crowd of 50+ volunteers…


Added by Cheryl Kortemeier on November 13, 2010 at 10:30pm — 4 Comments

Pruning - How less than 30 seconds can change the life of your tree

Tree Protection Supply has been posting informational how to videos on tree care on our blog. We hope this series of videos will help landowners and land managers get the most out of their planting investment and help tree planters make a big impression when their client's trees are outgrowing their neighbors. We can all admit it, everybody likes to look over the fence and say "Whats taking your trees so long? Mine are 3 times that… Continue

Added by scott berta on July 16, 2010 at 10:03pm — No Comments

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