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Sheereen Othman

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    6 Things to Know About Presidents and White House Trees

    By Sheereen Othman | February 19, 2018

    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 planting trees on White House grounds started with Thomas Jefferson. President Jefferson planted a grove of trees on the lawn. Over the past 200 years, numerous U.S. presidents have carried on this tradition of tree planting, whether it was planting memorial trees or planting trees as…

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    12 Things We Love About Trees

    How do we count the ways we love trees? We love trees for all the grace and glory their lofty heights and century-old stories. We love trees for all that they are from cleaning…

    By Sheereen Othman | February 14, 2018
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    Leyland Cypress: A Transatlantic Hybrid

    x Cupressocyparis leylandii Seven hundred fifty years ago, a wealthy Englishman in Wales imported trees from the Pacific coast of the U.S. to add to his collection of trees from around the world. A Monterey…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 23, 2018
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    White Spruce: The Family Beauty

    Picea glauca When Jacques Cartier sailed up the broad St. Lawrence River in 1535, he became the first colonist to see North America’s white spruces. As he laid claim to the land, he proclaimed…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 16, 2018
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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 | January 9, 2018
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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 2, 2018
  • Holiday Misc Trees

    8 Uses for your Tree After Christmas

    Whether to buy a real Christmas tree or artificial is an age-old question filled with lots of debate. Critics on both sides argue why one tree is better than the other. Naturally, artificial is…

    By Sheereen Othman | December 28, 2017
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    6 Haunted Forests Perfect for Thrills

    Some of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world are found deep in forests. Pristine lakes, towering trees, and scenic views attract thousands of tourists to these protected sites. But many of these…

    By Sheereen Othman | October 31, 2017