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Drip Drop, How Do Trees Make Flooding Stop?
Natural disasters often strike without warning and wreak havoc wherever they land. A city can never be fully prepared for natural devastation, but there are measures they can put in place that will help reduce the impact. One of the easiest and cheapest tools a city can use is its urban forest. A thick, urban forest can reduce the environmental and economic impact of heavy storms. A...
Jun 4, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Common Tree Pests and How to Spot Them
Guest post by John Lang of Friendly Tree. Spring is a wonderful time of year, when everything around us is bursting to life. This, of course, includes pesky insects that have it out for your trees. As the weather warms up, pests come out of the woodwork, so to speak, and you’ll want to know what signs to look for....
Jun 1, 2018 8:00 AM ET
Northern Catalpa: Rarely Unnoticed
Catalpa speciosa Catalpa is a hard tree to overlook. Trumpet-shaped flowers herald its awakening for the summer and are soon followed by some of the largest leaves in the northern hemisphere. Elephant ears would not be too far off the mark for their description. Finally come the seed pods — bean-like...
Nov 16, 2017 8:00 AM ET
6 Haunted Forests Perfect for Thrills
Some of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world are found deep in forests. Pristine lakes, towering trees, and scenic views attract thousands of tourists to these protected sites. But many of these sites are filled with hauntings pasts. Here are six forests that are rumored to be haunted. For the bold and daring, these are perfect for quick thrills. Life hack: don’...
Oct 31, 2017 4:00 PM ET
Sugar Maple: a Sweet Reward
Acer saccharum Europeans were long familiar with the qualities of the maple wood. Species growing in the old world were used for the unpleasantness of pikes and lances. Imagine the happy surprise to find a maple in the New World from which fine furniture could be crafted and from which sugar could be produced in great quantity. So great, in fact, that it became an important...
Oct 25, 2017 8:00 AM ET

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