Misc Trees

    Tour des Trees: Pedaling for Trees

    By Pete Smith | October 27, 2016

    It’s Sunday, and for the first morning in a week we must fend for ourselves. There’s no white board with times and instructions, no rider briefing, no luggage drop, no early breakfast, no sunscreen, and (relief) no spandex. Some of us are lost, wandering the hotel lobby, waiting for a friendly face or an Uber ride to the airport. There’s a genuine sense of accomplishment (and a slight tan) washing over our faces as we each depart for home…or at…

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    Orient Pear: Irresistible Beauty

    Pyrus communis ‘Orient’ Last week we featured the Bartlett pear tree, a European cultivar that made its way to the U.S. and became one of the most popular pears. This week we’re introducing a…

    By Sheereen Othman | October 25, 2016
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    Favorite Tree Friday

    Favorite Tree Friday: The Southern Red Oak

    Each month an Arbor Day Foundation staff member shares their favorite tree. We have taken our Favorite Tree Friday series and invited guest bloggers to share their favorite tree with us. This month Maria LaRosa from The Weather…

    By Maria LaRosa | October 21, 2016
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    Corporate Partnerships

    Restoring Parks one Tree at a Time

    Last week, more than 200 enthusiastic volunteers gathered at Elysian Park near Dodger Stadium in the heart of Los Angeles, with a mission to bring back the lush, green tree canopy to what is…

    By Amy Ossian | October 20, 2016
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    Bartlett Pear: A Gift of the Gods

    Pyrus communis ‘Bartlett’ What’s golden yellow and bell shaped on the outside and sweet and juicy on the inside? America’s favorite pear, the Bartlett pear! This long-lived pear is so popular that it’s even…

    By Sheereen Othman | October 18, 2016
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    Misc Trees

    It’s Time you Meet us

      Our programs and initiatives are successful because of ongoing support from members and partners. Whether it’s Replanting our Forests, carbon offsets or shade grown coffee, these programs continue to thrive because of people like…

    By Sheereen Othman | October 17, 2016
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    Do it Yourself Featured

    6 Ways to Upcycle Dead Trees

    There will be a time when your tree fulfills all that it could in its active lifetime: giving shade, wind cover, privacy, food and so much more. But the death of a tree doesn’t…

    By Sheereen Othman | October 13, 2016
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    Replanting Our National Forests

    A Tribute to John Denver

    Today marks the anniversary of American musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, actor, environmentalist and humanitarian John Denver’s death nearly 10 years ago (Oct. 10, 1997).  Denver was a top-selling acoustic artist in the 1970s. In addition to music, Denver shared…

    By Sheereen Othman | October 12, 2016
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    Pecan Tree: The Nut of Time

    Carya illinoinesis The pecan tree has been around since before the formation of the United States. A member of the hickory (pawcohiccora) genus within the walnut family, its prized benefits spread quickly once people…

    By Sheereen Othman | October 12, 2016