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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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    Paper Birch & Douglasfir: An Odd Relationship

    Trees in a forest are usually thought of as fierce competitors, each struggling for control of available light and soil moisture, usually at the expense of neighboring trees. But Canadian research Suzanne W. Simard…

    By James R. Fazio | February 15, 2018
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    5 Great Trees for Winter Wildlife

    Here are five trees that help make life a bit better for our feathered and furry friends during these harsh winter months. Snowdrift Crabapple (Malus ‘Snowdrift’) – These beautiful trees will stun you with…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 18, 2018
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    Guest post by Emanuel Craciunescu of TreeHeads. The forest kept calling me, but I ignored it. Why were the outdoors beckoning me? I had too much work to do. The screen needed my constant…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 11, 2018
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    Kate Who Tamed the Wind

    Guest post by Liz Garton Scanlon, author of children’s book Kate Who Tamed the Wind. Ralph Waldo Emerson is credited as stating, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” I’d add…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | January 4, 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
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    The Chance of a Lifetime

    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…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | September 22, 2017
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    How Much does your Tree Save you?

    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.…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 9, 2017