• Misc Trees

    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
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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
  • Executive Message

    2017: A Year of Growth

    The days are short and the temperatures are cold this time of year. It’s a great time to reflect on all that we have accomplished. As I think about the last year, Arbor Day Foundation members…

    By Matt Harris | December 27, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    White Fir: An Avid Tree Tamed

    Abies concolor If you ramble around in the central mountains of the West, chances are good that you will encounter a white fir. You can fit it near the tourist meccas in Yosemite Valley…

    By James R. Fazio | December 19, 2017
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    Eastern Redcedar: Far-Flung Pioneer

    Juniperus virginiana Eastern redcedar is the most wide-spread conifer in eastern North America. It is also the most drought-resistant and one of our most controversial trees. to Robert Lemmon, author of The Best Loved…

    By James R. Fazio | December 12, 2017
  • Tree Care

    Arborist Advice: Preparing Your Landscape for Winter

    Guest post by John Lang, certified arborist, Friendly Tree. One of the best things you can do to ensure a beautiful, healthy and thriving spring landscape is to properly put your yard and plants to…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | December 7, 2017