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    Trees for Bees

    By Brianne Wolff | October 9, 2013

    You’ve probably heard more buzz about bees than usual lately—from unexplained deaths en masse to faltering fruit crops in their absence. One thing you’ve probably learned is that bees are important (if not essential) components to multitudes of ecosystems around the world: particularly ones that produce much of our food. Why are bees so important? When we think of bees, we typically think of their use in the production of honey and beeswax. Perhaps you’ve heard of the medicinal uses…

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  • Misc Trees

    Trees That Attract Honeybees

    Q: What trees attract honeybees? This is a good question, especially in light of the struggle our industrious little friends are having just to exist in our ever-urbanizing world.  Both wild and domestic bees…

    By Robert Smith | July 22, 2010
  • Tree of the Week

    Sourwood: A Treat from the Bees

    Photo Credit: Flickr, Ryan Somma A native tree of North America, the sourwood is one of the few endemic trees that is not found on other continents unless planted, and has no related species.…

    By James R. Fazio | August 1, 2017
  • Landscape Design Tree Care

    Planting Trees to Attract Birds

    While birds are a joy to watch and listen to all year long, it is particularly during the long winter months when their bright and cheerful presence is even more appreciated. Following an especially…

    By Brianne Wolff | January 5, 2017
  • Tree Planting

    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
  • Tree of the Week

    Black Tupelo: A Tree for Bees

    Nyssa sylvatica Nyssa—the scientific name of the tree—refers to the Greek water fairy, while the specific epithet sylvatica translates to “of the woods.” It’s said the tree was derived from Greek to mean “tree…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 14, 2016
  • Tree of the Week

    Saucer Magnolia: A Springtime Spectacular

    Magnolia x soulangeana Did you know there are more than 80 species of magnolias that circle the globe? The saucer magnolia outcompetes some 1,000 cultivars derived from the species. A hybrid cousin of America’s…

    By James R. Fazio | August 8, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    American Mountainash: The Witchwood Tree

    Sorbus americana Looking for a shield to cast off witches and malevolence? Travel back to 18th century Europe and residents would tell you to use mountainash wood as a guard to keeping witches away.…

    By James R. Fazio | July 4, 2017
  • Favorite Tree Friday

    Favorite Tree Friday: The Blackhaw Viburnum

    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 Dr. Bridget Coughlin,…

    By Bridget Coughlin | November 18, 2016