• Tree of the Week

    The Kousa Dogwood

     Cornus kousa Dogwood trees are well known for their delicate beauty in the landscape. Kousa dogwood not only meets the standard for attractiveness, it adds a hardiness that makes this species an excellent choice for…

    By James R. Fazio | August 22, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Burbank Plum: Named After a Genius

    Prunus salicina ‘Burbank’ Luther Burbank is undoubtedly one of the most successful plant breeders the world has ever known. Through his keen eye and genius for selective breeding, Burbank created and introduced more than…

    By James R. Fazio | August 15, 2017
  • 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
  • Replanting Our National Forests

    Where does your water come from?

    Clean water is often taken for granted, until we’re faced with a tampered water supply. There are numerous cases in recent years where critical water sources are threatened. Toledo, Ohio shut down its water supply…

    By Sheereen Othman | August 3, 2017
  • 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
  • Tree Care

    How to Identify Tree Ailments

    Guest post by Ryan Bridges of Cascade Tree Works. Plant diseases can cause a loss in yield of the crop or damage to the aesthetics of the plant itself. To make matters worse, these…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | July 27, 2017