Tree Planting

    5 Windbreak Trees that will Blow you Away

    By Sheereen Othman | December 2, 2016

    A windbreak is a practical and inexpensive way to shielding heavy winds from your home, but windbreaks have additional benefits unrelated to wind. Planting trees along the outer edge of your yard or property is smart way to create a privacy barrier, buffer noise, reduce heating and cooling costs, protect livestock and add appeal to your property. Trees are also more likely to outlive any fence you build for the same purposes. Numerous factors will influence which trees you plant:…

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    Corporate Partnerships

    Planting Together Leads to Greener Success

    Last month, the Arbor Day Foundation and our Alliance for Community Trees network celebrated NeighborWoods Month. Alliance for Community Trees member groups take the opportunity to focus on the importance of trees to neighborhoods…

    By Dana Karcher | November 30, 2016
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    #TreeOfTheWeek Featured

    Chinese Chestnut: The Bread Tree

    Castanea mollissima There was a time in colonial America when American chestnut was the most popular tree in the eastern forest. The trees grew fast, tall, were rot-resistant and hardy. Besides its visual appeal,…

    By Sheereen Othman | November 29, 2016
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    Corporate Partnerships Featured

    Plant for Tomorrow

    This year marks the eighth year NBCUniversal is partnering with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees through the Green Is Universal initiative. For the past three years, we’ve called on you to help…

    By Monique Carswell | November 23, 2016
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    Shellbark Hickory:The Grandest of them all

    Everything that is finest in the other Hickories is rivaled or excelled by the Big Shellbark.  –Naturalist Donald Peattie Carya laciniosa Native to the United States, the shellbark hickory is a towering tree of…

    By Sheereen Othman | November 22, 2016
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    Featured Misc Trees

    The Blue Trees

    The Blue Trees is an ongoing environmental art installation by artist, Konstantin Dimopoulos, about global deforestation. With the help of the community, he takes urban environments and through color, transforms them into surreal blue landscapes.…

    By Konstantin Dimopoulos | November 21, 2016
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    Featured Rain Forest Rescue

    Plant Madagascar

    In 2012, we started planting trees in the forests of Madagascar where as much as 80 percent of the island nation’s forests have been destroyed. Madagascar is considered one of the most diverse and…

    By Suk Wortman | November 16, 2016
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    Arbor Day Farm Hazelnut: Hazel of the Future

    Corlyus spp. Twenty years ago, a cherry orchard that once covered the slope behind Lied Lodge & Conference Center was replaced with 5,200 hazelnut bushes representing 60 promising hybrids. The hazelnuts were planted as…

    By Sheereen Othman | November 15, 2016