Tree of the Week

    The American Arborvitae

    By Sheereen Othman | January 17, 2017

     Thuja occidentalis Did you know the American Arborvitae was the first North American tree introduced to Europe? In fact, that’s how it earned its scientific name. Occidentalis means “west,” the direction from Sweden where the tree was discovered. Once colonists took the tree back with them to Europe, it quickly grew as a popular species in landscapes and gardens. But the beauty of this evergreen wasn’t the only trait colonists introduced to Europe, they also introduced natural remedies derived from…

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  • Arbor Day Coffee

    What Makes Good Coffee?

    Arbor Day coffee is organically grown under the canopy of the rain forest in Latin America. Every delicious cup you drink preserves 2 square feet of rain forest, provides growers with a fair wage,…

    By Jon Ferguson | January 12, 2017
  • Featured Tree of the Week

    The Pioneer Cabin Tree

    When great trees fall in forests, small things recoil into silence, their senses eroded beyond fear. When Great Trees Fall, Maya Angelou One of the country’s most iconic trees toppled over Sunday afternoon as…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 10, 2017
  • Holiday Misc Trees

    8 Uses for your Tree After Christmas

    Whether to buy a real Christmas tree or artificial is an age-old question filled with lots of debate. Critics on both sides argue why one tree is better than the other. Naturally, artificial is…

    By Sheereen Othman | December 29, 2016
  • Tree of the Week

    Ponderosa Pine: Old Soul of the West

    Pinus ponderosa “Of all the pines, this one gives forth the finest music to the winds.” John Muir When Lewis and Clark trekked through the Rocky Mountains into the headwaters of the Columbia River,…

    By Sheereen Othman | December 27, 2016
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    White Spruce: Amongst the Season’s Finest

    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 | December 20, 2016