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    Tree of the Week

    The American Arborvitae

    By Sheereen Othman | January 17, 2017

     Thuja occidentalis Did you know the American Arborvitae was the first North American tree introduced to Europe? In fact, that’s how it earned its scientific name. Occidentalis means “west,” the direction from Sweden where the tree was discovered. Once colonists took the tree back with them to Europe, it quickly grew as a popular species in landscapes and gardens. But the beauty of this evergreen wasn’t the only trait colonists introduced to Europe, they also introduced natural remedies derived from…

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  • Tree Planting

    5 Windbreak Trees that will Blow you Away

    A windbreak is a practical and inexpensive way to shielding heavy winds from your home, but windbreaks have additional benefits unrelated to wind. Planting trees along the outer edge of your yard or property…

    By Sheereen Othman | December 2, 2016
  • Tree Care

    Tree Care Tips for the Tree of Life: Arborvitae

    thuja occidentalis Arborvitaes are among the most popular trees to plant because of their numerous benefits, including their fast growth, tall heights, and year-round green foliage. In fact, arborvitae is a Latin form of…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 23, 2015