Landscape Design Misc Trees

    5 Great Trees for Winter Wildlife

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 18, 2018

    Here are five trees that help make life a bit better for our feathered and furry friends during these harsh winter months. Snowdrift Crabapple (Malus ‘Snowdrift’) – These beautiful trees will stun you with their Spring display, then stun you again with their fall color, then top it off by bringing an incredible variety of birds, including bluebirds and thrushes, to your yard throughout the winter. Fun fact: There are over 800 different crabapple cultivars.       Canadian Hemlock…

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    White Spruce: The Family Beauty

    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 | January 16, 2018
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    TreeHeads

    Guest post by Emanuel Craciunescu of TreeHeads. The forest kept calling me, but I ignored it. Why were the outdoors beckoning me? I had too much work to do. The screen needed my constant…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 11, 2018
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    Eastern White Pine: Monarch of the Forest

    Pinus strobus Eastern white pine trees were among the first trees colonists discovered when they first came to the country. Hundreds of miles of eastern white pine once lined the Hudson River. It was…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 9, 2018
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    Kate Who Tamed the Wind

    Guest post by Liz Garton Scanlon, author of children’s book Kate Who Tamed the Wind. Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited as stating, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” I’d add…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 4, 2018
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    Douglasfir: A Western Champion

    Pseudotsuga menziesii var. glauca Early Beginnings Scottish botanist David Douglas was among early explorers to North America. He travelled to and from the continent on numerous voyages studying plant culture. On his second expedition,…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 2, 2018
  • 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 28, 2017
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    2017: A Year of Growth

    The days are short and the temperatures are cold this time of year. It’s a great time to reflect on all that we have accomplished. As I think about the last year, Arbor Day Foundation members…

    By Matt Harris | December 27, 2017
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    White Fir: An Avid Tree Tamed

    Abies concolor If you ramble around in the central mountains of the West, chances are good that you will encounter a white fir. You can fit it near the tourist meccas in Yosemite Valley…

    By James R. Fazio | December 19, 2017