#TreeOfTheWeek Apples

    Kandil Sinap: Apple of the Sea

    By Sheereen Othman | September 27, 2016
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    Malus domestica It’s apple season, the time of year you start noticing more varieties of apples appearing in your grocery stores and farmer markets. The selections range from the good ole’ granny smith and Red Delicious, to the Stayman Winesap and Red Jonathan. With more than 2,500 varieties of apples grown here in the U.S.—100 of which are grown commercially— it makes one wonder, where are all the apples? Meet the Kandil Sinap, an heirloom apple dating back to the…

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    Why Trees are Good for Business

    There is no other time like fall that quite incites the desire to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees. The splash of color that dances across the landscape as leaves begin to turn finds us…

    By Amy Bodfield | September 26, 2016
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    Favorite Tree Friday: The Bur Oak

    Each month an Arbor Day Foundation staff member shares their favorite tree. We have taken our Favorite Tree Friday series and invited guest bloggers to share their favorite tree with us. This month Mark Hirsch of That Tree tells…

    By Mark Hirsch | September 16, 2016
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    Red Maple: The Versatile Vermillion

    Acer rubrum Looking to add a little color to your landscape? The fiery hue of the Red Maple is a beautiful variety that can successfully grow in numerous climates. While the Red Maple’s origin…

    By Bonnie Ricketts | September 13, 2016
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    Lodi Apple: The Dental Drupe

    Malus domestica ‘Lodi’ Apple Facts Apples are commonly known as a healthy aliment that provides an abundance of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber but did you know that apples also help to keep your teeth…

    By Bonnie Ricketts | September 6, 2016
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    Want Bees? Plant These!

    Happy National Honey Month! Did you know there are more than 300 honey varieties? Did you also know there’s a phenomenon happening around the world where the bees are disappearing? If we don’t have…

    By Sheereen Othman | September 1, 2016
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    Elberta Peach: America’s Favorite Peach

    Prunus persica ‘Elberta’ The Elberta Peach—one of the most popular varieties of peach trees—was first introduced in Georgia in 1875 by Samuel H. Rumph. Rumph,  who introduced peach tree farming to the south around…

    By Bonnie Ricketts | August 30, 2016