• Tree of the Week

    Silver Maple: The Paradox

    Acer saccharinum Silver maples, wrote naturalist Donald Peattie, “impart to every stream and bank where they grow, to every big red Hoosier barn and little white farmhouse, to all the village streets and the…

    By James R. Fazio | October 17, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Red Maple: Sunset in the Forest

    Acer rubrum Red. The color of passion — and the extremes that go with it. It is love on the one hand and danger, warning, or even hate on the other. In the psychology…

    By James R. Fazio | October 10, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Japanese Red Maple: An Autumn Staple

    Acer palmatum var. atropurpureum When Swedish doctor-botanist Carl Thunberg was privileged to travel to Japan late in the eighteenth century, he secreted out drawings of a small tree that would eventually become synonymous with…

    By James R. Fazio | October 3, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Lacebark Elm: Tree of the Future

    Ulmus parvifolia Lacebark elm is a lot like a talented actor waiting as an understudy in the wings of the theater to replace a star. In this case, other elm species have been the…

    By James R. Fazio | September 26, 2017
  • Arbor Day Member Stories

    Arbor Day Member Story: Pamela Chaiet

    A Member’s Contribution Reflects Her Love and Connection with Trees We are responsible for the future. And we are all citizens of the Earth. To live out that commitment I take great pride in…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | September 25, 2017
  • Misc Trees

    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