Community Tree Recovery

    Community Tree Recovery Renews Hope in 2017

    By Abbie Eisenhart | June 21, 2017

    Jerry and Charlotte lived in their house for 39 years and watched as all but one of the trees they had planted and nurtured were destroyed. “I felt sick to my stomach to see no trees. That’s what this town was built on, and that’s what I miss—the trees,” Charlotte told Arbor Day Foundation staff at a tree distribution event. When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August of 2005, our members asked how the Arbor Day Foundation was planning to…

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  • Featured Tree of the Week

    Yellow Buckeye: A Rugged Beauty

    Aesculus flava (octandra) In 1784 while traveling near the Cheat River — in what is now West Virginia — sharp-eyed George Washington spotted a yellow buckeye with flowers that were purple instead of yellow.…

    By James R. Fazio | June 20, 2017
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    Bur Oak: Tough Tree for Tough Places

    Quercus macrocarpa Despite its acorns being called “frilled,” there is nothing dainty about the bur oak tree. The frills around its gigantic acorn are wild and woolly, and the top of the cap is…

    By James R. Fazio | June 13, 2017
  • Featured Misc Trees

    How Much does your Tree Save you?

    Measuring the value of your trees Trees do so much for us, they are active members of our communities. Cities across the country save millions of dollars annually from the hard-work of urban trees.…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 9, 2017
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    The Sawtooth Oak

    Quercus acutissima Are you looking for a hardy tree that is seldom troubled by pests or disease? The sawtooth oak is a resilient shade tree with a bit of flare. Native to eastern Asia,…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 6, 2017
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    Northern Red Oak: A Tree of Ease

    Quercus rubra The northern red oak has been called “one of the handsomest, cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America” by naturalist Joseph S. Illick. During the colonial times people realized that red oaks…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 30, 2017
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    Tree Campus USA Keeps Students Involved

    Since 2008, the Tree Campus USA program has recognized college and university campuses that effectively manage campus trees, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests, engage student population…

    By Amber Filipi | May 25, 2017
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    Pin Oak: Autumn Glory

    Quercus palustris The pin oak pleases me for reasons I cannot wholly explain. — Hal Borland, A Countryman’s Woods The pin oak is the type of tree that stands out from its neighbors. Pin…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 23, 2017