Arbor Day Blog

Arbor Day Blog

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The Living Urn: Helping Families Grieve and Grow Tree Memorials for Loved Ones
Guest post by Mike Wallace, The Living Urn®. The practice of planting trees in memory of the deceased dates back thousands of years and is common in many cultures.  At The Living Urn® , we wanted to take this beautiful practice a step further. We wanted to make a...
Oct 16, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Visiting the Birthplace of Coffee: Jimma, Ethiopia
Have you heard the story of Kaldi the goat herder and his frolicking herd? The famous Ethiopian legend tells the story of Kaldi who noticed how excited his sheep became after eating fruit from a certain tree. Curious, Kaldi tried the fruit. Soon he was bursting with energy. After watching the odd behavior of Kaldi and his herd, a monk took some of this strange cherry...
Oct 11, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Top 5 Evergreens Sold Through the Arbor Day Tree Nursery
Evergreen trees offer numerous benefits when strategically planted around your home. They provide year-round color in the winter when other trees are bare. Additionally, evergreens can be used as a living snow fence, keeping cold winds out which results in lower energy costs. Here are the top 5 evergreen trees sold through the ...
Oct 9, 2017 3:00 PM ET
Top 5 Nut Trees Sold Through Arbor Day Tree Nursery
Are you considering adding nut trees or bushes to your yard? The secret to growing high-yielding nut trees is selecting the right tree for your hardiness zone and properly caring for it. Climate and soil play a key role in how much nuts a tree will produce. Proper pruning can also help nut trees bear more fruit. Here are the top 5 nut trees sold through the...
Sep 22, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Ask an Arborist: Why Do I Need to Prune?
This is part one of a  three-part dormant season pruning series. Watch part two, what are the rules of pruning to learn the 5 rules for form and function and part three, The ABC’s of Pruning....
Sep 18, 2017 1:00 PM ET