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    Dawn Redwood: The Long Return

    By Sheereen Othman | February 21, 2017

    Metasequoia glyptostroboides   The Dawn Redwood is a living testimony to the surprises still found in nature. The tree was believed to be extinct and only known as a fossil, until it was discovered in China in the 1940s. In 1928, Japanese scientists who specialized in plant fossils began studying cone and leaf fossils that looked a lot like the sequoia trees in California. But by 1941, they were convinced these trees were different than the ones in California, even…

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    6 Fun Facts About Presidents and Trees

    The tradition of planting and gardening at the White House dates all the way back to the first president to ever take office, when John Adams planted a vegetable garden. But the tradition of…

    By Sheereen Othman | February 20, 2017
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    Trees are More Than Their Beauty

    Last fall we shared The Blue Trees — an inspiring art installation by artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to raise awareness about global deforestation.  The Blue Trees started in Australia and made its way to the…

    By Konstantin Dimopoulos | February 16, 2017
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    Loblolly Pine: The Eisenhower Tree

    Pinus taeda One of former president Dwight Eisenhower’s favorite hobbies was golf. He loved it so much that he continued to play in the winter and painted his golf balls black just so he could…

    By Sheereen Othman | February 14, 2017
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    The Immortal Evergreen

    How are the plants in your yard looking these days? If you live in the North, as I do, your deciduous trees and shrubs are probably pretty bare. My sweetgum tree, viburnum shrubs and…

    By David Beaulieu | February 10, 2017
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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 | February 7, 2017
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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 31, 2017