Arbor Day Blog

Arbor Day Blog

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INFOGRAPHIC: Investing in Community Trees
Young people are told that if they want to retire comfortably, they need to start saving a little money early in life. Deposits, even with low interest rates, over time, add up to surprisingly large yields of cash. This same concept can be applied to trees. The “deposits” are trees planted, and the yields are the myriad benefits trees provide. ...
Oct 26, 2018 8:00 AM ET
The Time to Plant Is Now: Help Us Restore Our Forests
As we continue to experience record-setting fires each year, the Arbor Day Foundation knows that it will take a multi-faceted approach to restore the natural landscape that has been destroyed in communities and to build resiliency in forests near and far. In 1988, the Yellowstone Fires were the catalyst for the creation of the...
Oct 23, 2018 8:00 AM ET
6 Ways Urban Trees Make You More Active Outdoors
Spending time outdoors in nature is not only fun, but it’s therapeutic and rejuvenating. Time spent in nature improves your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Residents who live in greener communities are three times more likely to be physically active and 40 percent less likely to be overweight than those living in less green settings. To kick-off National Exercise with your Child...
Aug 16, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Fast-Growing Small Shade Trees
It can be hard to find the right tree for the right place when you have a small space to work with. But that shouldn’t stop you from planting trees. There are plenty of small trees that are meant for small spaces. But before you plant, decide what purpose you want your tree to serve: are you planting for beauty? Shade? Privacy? Windbreak? Determining what you want your tree to do will help you...
Jul 12, 2018 8:00 AM ET
13 Stunning Trees Around the World
Nature is full of wonder and beauty.  The more time you spend outdoors, the greater your appreciation is for the natural world. Trees are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena, and these rare trees around the world prove it. How many of these trees do you recognize? Lacebark Pine Pinus bungeana This conifer grows naturally in central and...
Jul 3, 2018 8:00 AM ET