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Administrator's Blog – February 2011 Archive (5)

Tennessee’s Tulip Poplar

The tulip poplar has the distinction of being the state tree of Tennessee, Kentucky and Indiana. Since Tennessee’s Arbor Day is March 4, we’re going to focus on the Volunteer State and its history with the tulip poplar.

 

The Tennessee legislature adopted the tulip poplar as the state tree in 1947 because it was used extensively by the Tennessee pioneers to construct their houses, barns and other buildings.…

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Added by Administrator on February 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 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

Alabama’s Longleaf Pine

Instead of having a single Arbor Day, Alabama celebrates Arbor Day during the last full week of February every year.

 

The Alabama legislature first designated the Southern pinetree as the state tree in 1949. Because there are so many kinds of…

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Added by Administrator on February 21, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Georgia’s Live Oak

Georgia celebrates its Arbor Day on Feb. 18 – a great reason for The Grove to celebrate the live oak, Georgia’s state tree. The live oak became the official tree on Feb. 25, 1937, at the request of the Edmund Burke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.…

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Added by Administrator on February 14, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Mississippi’s Southern Magnolia

T o celebrate Mississippi’s Arbor Day on Feb. 11, we’re spotlighting the state tree – the Southern magnolia. The Southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) has the distinction of being Mississippi’s state flowerand its state tree. School children selected the Southern magnolia as the stateflower…

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Added by Administrator on February 7, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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