• Tree of the Week

    Bur Oak: Tough Tree for Tough Places

    Quercus macrocarpa Despite its acorns being called “frilled,” there is nothing dainty about the bur oak tree. The frills around its gigantic acorn are wild and woolly, and the top of the cap is…

    By James R. Fazio | June 13, 2017
  • Misc Trees

    How Much does your Tree Save you?

    Measuring the value of your trees Trees do so much for us, they are active members of our communities. Cities across the country save millions of dollars annually from the hard-work of urban trees.…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 9, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    The Sawtooth Oak

    Quercus acutissima Are you looking for a hardy tree that is seldom troubled by pests or disease? The sawtooth oak is a resilient shade tree with a bit of flare. Native to eastern Asia,…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 6, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Northern Red Oak: A Tree of Ease

    Quercus rubra The northern red oak has been called “one of the handsomest, cleanest, and stateliest trees in North America” by naturalist Joseph S. Illick. During the colonial times people realized that red oaks…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 30, 2017
  • Tree Campus USA

    Tree Campus USA Keeps Students Involved

    Since 2008, the Tree Campus USA program has recognized college and university campuses that effectively manage campus trees, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests, engage student population…

    By Amber Filipi | May 25, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Pin Oak: Autumn Glory

    Quercus palustris The pin oak pleases me for reasons I cannot wholly explain. — Hal Borland, A Countryman’s Woods The pin oak is the type of tree that stands out from its neighbors. Pin…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 23, 2017
  • Corporate Partnerships

    New Beginnings

    As I write this post, I am sitting at my dining room table enjoying the view of my backyard through the window. The centerpiece of our property is a beautiful thirty-year old white ash…

    By Amy Ossian | May 22, 2017
  • Tree of the Week

    Live Oak: Heart of the Southern Landscape

     Quercus virginiana   Did you know the first three forestry laws passed by American Congress were aimed at protecting live oak? Live oak was so valuable to America’s security that it prompted the government…

    By Sheereen Othman | May 16, 2017