Giant Sequoia: Forest’s Majesty

    By Sheereen Othman | December 6, 2016

    “From little acorns, mighty oaks grow.” Sequoiadendron giganteum This phrase couldn’t be more relevant to giant sequoias. The seeds of these trees are so tiny that up to seven could fit on one penny. Yet they grow up to 200 feet high. If you ever need to be reminded of the spectacles of the forest, visit a giant sequoia. As with many natural wonders of the world, there is something remarkable and humbling about the manifestations sprouted from nature. Giant…

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  • Arbor Day Coffee

    How Trees Help Your Coffee

    Jon Ferguson our Coffee Quality Specialist, spoke with Tg-Lab —a Guatemalan owned and operated coffee laboratory dedicated to the creation of specialty coffee — about Agroforestry on a recent trip to Guatemala. Jon explains…

    By Jon Ferguson | December 5, 2016
  • Featured Tree Planting

    5 Windbreak Trees that will Blow you Away

    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…

    By Sheereen Othman | December 2, 2016
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    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
  • 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
  • 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