• Tree of the Week

    How To Grow Strawberries

    Grown as either a small tree or shrub, the strawberry tree is one of the most attractive specimens available for residential use. The evergreen nature and off-season flowering make this a real find for…

    By Arbor Day Foundation | April 25, 2017
  • Tree City USA

    Why Tree City USA? Why YOUR City?

    This article was originally published in the March issue of Community Tree Connections newsletter—The newsletter of the Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Assistance Program. Written by Kristin Ramstad, Acting Urban & Community Forestry manager,…

    By Amber Filipi | April 19, 2017
  • Landscape Design

    Brighten your Landscape with a Rain Garden

    Have you considered adding a rain garden to your landscape? Spring is a wonderful time to redesign your yard. The soil is softer to dig and the rainy weather contributes to initial watering. Rain…

    By Kaitlin Johnson | April 13, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Scarlet Oak: A Parade of Red

    Quercus coccinea By any standard, the oak is a brawny tree. It is significant in numbers alone, being the most widespread hardwoods in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. One of the most…

    By Sheereen Othman | April 11, 2017
  • Landscape Design

    Inviting all butterflies: Create an oasis

    It is no coincidence that every time you see a butterfly, a smile stretches across your face. They are exquisite flutters of color that glide flower to flower-pollinating plants around them.  If you find…

    By Kaitlin Johnson | April 7, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Quaking Aspen: The Overzealous

    Populus tremuloides Unaided, this humble but sturdy little tree has restored many of the forests that man has destroyed, and when cultivated, has replenished many harvested forests within 50 years. The quaking aspen has…

    By Sheereen Othman | April 4, 2017
  • Misc Trees

    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