• 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
  • Tree of the Week

    Hybrid Poplar: The People’s Tree

    Populus deltoides x Populus nigra There are many crosses that go by the name Hybrid Poplar, but this one between Eastern Cottonwood from the United States and Black Poplar from Europe and North Africa…

    By James R. Fazio | September 19, 2017
  • Landscape Design

    Small Trees Can Provide Shade Too

    When we think about shade trees, we often imagine towering giants that reach more than 40 or 50 feet high. To properly shade a two-story house, you probably need a tree that stands at…

    By Lance Walheim | September 8, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Baldcypress: King of the Swamp

    Taxodium distichum Nowhere is a tree species so intertwined with a place as the baldcypress is with swamps. Beginning with the art and literature of early America, images of baldcypress trees have been used…

    By James R. Fazio | September 5, 2017