Arbor Day Blog

Arbor Day Blog

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Saying Goodbye: When It’s Time to Remove Your Tree
Guest post by John Lang of Friendly Tree. Trees bring so much benefit and beauty to the landscape, it can be hard to part with them. But, while a tree may seem healthy to the untrained eye, it could be a disaster waiting to happen. Tree removal is usually a last resort, when no other safe management option, like...
Jun 14, 2018 8:00 AM ET
6 Natural Adventures to Visit This Summer
June marks National Great Outdoors Month and National Water Month. The beauty of our nation’s forests and parks are that they are filled with breathtaking views, unbeatable hiking trails, and diverse wildlife. The summer is the season to get outdoors and connect with nature. Here are 6 forests, parks, and preserves that we are replanting in and that are full of adventure.    ...
Jun 7, 2018 8:00 AM ET
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