Misc Trees

    6 Things to Know About Presidents and White House Trees

    By Sheereen Othman | February 19, 2018

    The tradition of planting and gardening at the White House dates all the way back to the first president to ever take office, when John Adams planted a vegetable garden. But the tradition of planting trees on White House grounds started with Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson planted a grove of trees on the lawn. Over the past 200 years, numerous U.S. presidents have carried on this tradition of tree planting, whether it was planting memorial trees or planting trees as…

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    Paper Birch & Douglasfir: An Odd Relationship

    Trees in a forest are usually thought of as fierce competitors, each struggling for control of available light and soil moisture, usually at the expense of neighboring trees. But Canadian research Suzanne W. Simard…

    By James R. Fazio | February 15, 2018
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    12 Things We Love About Trees

    How do we count the ways we love trees? We love trees for all the grace and glory their lofty heights and century-old stories. We love trees for all that they are from cleaning…

    By Sheereen Othman | February 14, 2018
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    Paper Birch: Shining Beauty

    Betula papyrifera …it is now one of the best loved trees of the New England landscape, and when we remember a scene there, we see birches in it — gleaming white trunks, houses, and…

    By James R. Fazio | February 13, 2018
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    Leyland Cypress: A Transatlantic Hybrid

    x Cupressocyparis leylandii Seven hundred fifty years ago, a wealthy Englishman in Wales imported trees from the Pacific coast of the U.S. to add to his collection of trees from around the world. A Monterey…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 23, 2018
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    5 Great Trees for Winter Wildlife

    Here are five trees that help make life a bit better for our feathered and furry friends during these harsh winter months. Snowdrift Crabapple (Malus ‘Snowdrift’) – These beautiful trees will stun you with…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 18, 2018
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    White Spruce: The Family Beauty

    Picea glauca When Jacques Cartier sailed up the broad St. Lawrence River in 1535, he became the first colonist to see North America’s white spruces. As he laid claim to the land, he proclaimed…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 16, 2018
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    Guest post by Emanuel Craciunescu of TreeHeads. The forest kept calling me, but I ignored it. Why were the outdoors beckoning me? I had too much work to do. The screen needed my constant…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 11, 2018