Tree City USA Urban and Community Forestry/Green Infrastructure

    What I Learned as a Tree Board Member

    By Mary Sweeney | September 23, 2016
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    In the fall of 2014, feeling fairly intimidated, slightly inadequate, but even more excited, I decided to take a leap.  Or more appropriate for this audience – I decided to “branch out.” The Communication-and-Spanish-Major-Turned-Certified-Arborist submitted an application to join the Lincoln, Nebraska Community Forestry Advisory Board! I waited for what felt like an eternity to hear back—in reality, six days—but it finally showed up.  An email from the mayor’s office saying I made the team. Yes, THE MAYOR!  I know…

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    Favorite Tree Friday: The Bur 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 Mark Hirsch of That Tree tells…

    By Mark Hirsch | September 16, 2016
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    Red Maple: The Versatile Vermillion

    Acer rubrum Looking to add a little color to your landscape? The fiery hue of the Red Maple is a beautiful variety that can successfully grow in numerous climates. While the Red Maple’s origin…

    By Bonnie Ricketts | September 13, 2016
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    Lodi Apple: The Dental Drupe

    Malus domestica ‘Lodi’ Apple Facts Apples are commonly known as a healthy aliment that provides an abundance of vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber but did you know that apples also help to keep your teeth…

    By Bonnie Ricketts | September 6, 2016
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    Want Bees? Plant These!

    Happy National Honey Month! Did you know there are more than 300 honey varieties? Did you also know there’s a phenomenon happening around the world where the bees are disappearing? If we don’t have…

    By Sheereen Othman | September 1, 2016
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    Elberta Peach: America’s Favorite Peach

    Prunus persica ‘Elberta’ The Elberta Peach—one of the most popular varieties of peach trees—was first introduced in Georgia in 1875 by Samuel H. Rumph. Rumph,  who introduced peach tree farming to the south around…

    By Bonnie Ricketts | August 30, 2016
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    Favorite Tree Friday: The American Dogwood

    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 Rebecca Subbiah of…

    By Rebecca Subbiah | August 26, 2016