Tree of the Week

    Hybrid Poplar: The People’s Tree

    By James R. Fazio | September 19, 2017

    Populus deltoides x Populus nigra There are many crosses that go by the name Hybrid Poplar, but this one between Eastern Cottonwood from the United States and Black Poplar from Europe and North Africa has been a favorite for a very long time. Botanists and Hobbyists in colonial times are said to have exchanged the parent trees across the ocean, with both natural and artificial hybrids soon resulting. The oldest account of the tree was given by a scientist in…

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  • Featured Landscape Design

    Small Trees Can Provide Shade Too

    When we think about shade trees, we often imagine towering giants that reach more than 40 or 50 feet high. To properly shade a two-story house, you probably need a tree that stands at…

    By Lance Walheim | September 8, 2017
  • Featured Tree of the Week

    Baldcypress: King of the Swamp

    Taxodium distichum Nowhere is a tree species so intertwined with a place as the baldcypress is with swamps. Beginning with the art and literature of early America, images of baldcypress trees have been used…

    By James R. Fazio | September 5, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Washington Hawthorn: A Symbol of Hope

    Crataegus phaenopyrum Native to the southeast U.S., the Washington hawthorn was first discovered by an unknown explorer and taken to England in the late 1600s. It was commercially grown in Georgetown and became popular…

    By James R. Fazio | August 29, 2017
  • Featured Member Stories

    Member Story: Larry Hobart

    A Life of Poetic Thoughts and Good Deeds Know the joy of helping the world to be a better place. Put a shovel in the ground, leave a tree your family can trace. Meet…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | August 28, 2017
  • Featured Tree Planting

    The Right Tree for the Right Place

    Trees offer so much to home landscapes and benefit homeowners and the communities they live in whether it’s shade, beauty, privacy, windbreak, or higher property values. But these benefits are only enjoyed when you…

    By Sheereen Othman | August 25, 2017