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    How Much does your Tree Save you?

    By Sheereen Othman | June 9, 2017

    Measuring the value of your trees Trees do so much for us, they are active members of our communities. Cities across the country save millions of dollars annually from the hard-work of urban trees. Whether it’s cleaning our air, purifying water, shading buildings, or beautifying landscapes, trees have proven to be valuable in community infrastructure. The same could be said about trees in neighborhoods. When we commissioned Wakefield Research to conduct the 2016 NeighborWoods Month Survey, we learned what homeowners…

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    The Sawtooth Oak

    Quercus acutissima Are you looking for a hardy tree that is seldom troubled by pests or disease? The sawtooth oak is a resilient shade tree with a bit of flare. Native to eastern Asia,…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 6, 2017
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    Northern Red Oak: A Tree of Ease

    Quercus rubra The northern red oak has been called “one of the handsomest, cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America” by naturalist Joseph S. Illick. During the colonial times people realized that red oaks…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 30, 2017
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    Pin Oak: Autumn Glory

    Quercus palustris The pin oak pleases me for reasons I cannot wholly explain. — Hal Borland, A Countryman’s Woods The pin oak is the type of tree that stands out from its neighbors. Pin…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 23, 2017
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    Live Oak: Heart of the Southern Landscape

     Quercus virginiana   Did you know the first three forestry laws passed by American Congress were aimed at protecting live oak? Live oak was so valuable to America’s security that it prompted the government…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 16, 2017
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    White Oak: The King of Kings

    Quercus alba “If oak is the king of trees, as tradition has it, then the white oak, throughout its range, is the king of kings.” -Donald Peattie When early settlers discovered forests full of…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 9, 2017
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    Willow Oak: A Handsome Southerner

    Quercus phellos The oak tree family is made up of hundreds of species. It’s fair to say that each species offers unique and imperial traits to any landscape it adorns. The willow oak is…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 2, 2017