Misc Trees

    The Chance of a Lifetime

    By Arbor Day Foundation | September 22, 2017

    Floods Destroy Family Farm and Leave Something Unexpected   Guest post by John Grassy, Montana Department of Natural Resources Connie and Dick Iversen stood on the high bluff, watching and wondering when it might end. It was June 2011. The Missouri River below them reached a record-high flooding. For the fifth time since its construction in the 1930s, the massive spillway on the Fort Peck Dam was open and gushing water. In the flood of 1975, a record 35,000 cubic…

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    Hybrid Poplar: The People’s Tree

    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…

    By James R. Fazio | September 19, 2017
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    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
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    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
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    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