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    The Living Forest: What Tree Rings Tell us About the Life of a Tree

    By Sheereen Othman | August 17, 2017

    Trees are great record keepers, they tell us so much about the past. They are also resilient organisms, outliving humans and animals. Some of the oldest trees in the world are thousands of years old — like bristlecone pine. They’ve lived through major environment changes, climate shifts, and numerous historical events. There are trees standing today that are older than the establishment of this country, how remarkable. We can learn a lot from trees, but first we must understand them.…

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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
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    A Retirement Community Created their own Arboretum

    Guest post by Rochelle Newman, a resident of Mountain Meadows. My husband and I moved to the Mountain Meadows Retirement Community about eight years ago. The community is more than twenty years old. There…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | May 15, 2017
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    Top 10 Arbor Day Nursery Trees

    Still need help deciding which trees and shrubs to add to your landscape this year? In several hardiness zones, the time for planting is now. Check out the top 10 most popular trees sold…

    By Sheereen Othman | April 3, 2017
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    6 Fun Facts About Presidents and Trees

    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…

    By Sheereen Othman | February 20, 2017
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    Trees are More Than Their Beauty

    Last fall we shared The Blue Trees — an inspiring art installation by artist Konstantin Dimopoulos to raise awareness about global deforestation.  The Blue Trees started in Australia and made its way to the…

    By Konstantin Dimopoulos | February 16, 2017
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    The Immortal Evergreen

    How are the plants in your yard looking these days? If you live in the North, as I do, your deciduous trees and shrubs are probably pretty bare. My sweetgum tree, viburnum shrubs and…

    By David Beaulieu | February 10, 2017
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    Beauty from the Boreal Forest

    The taiga forest —or boreal forest as we call it in North America — is the largest terrestrial biome in the world (other than the oceans).  Taiga is Russian for forest, but it also…

    By Sheereen Othman | January 20, 2017