Arbor Day Blog

Learn expert tips and watch best practice tutorials on all things trees. The Arbor Day blog shares insight on tree care and maintenance, tree planting, industry hot topics, and the inside scoop on Foundation programs. Join the conversation, read more to see the latest that’s going on.

Visit the blog http://arbordayblog.org/ 

Videos from this campaign

Content from this campaign

Health & Healthcare

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.

Education

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 narrow down your tree selection.

Environment

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?

Education

12 Fast-Growing Shade Trees
If there were a Guinness Book of World Records for trees, the quaking aspen would be in it – several times. First, it has the widest natural range of any tree in North America, spanning 47 degrees of latitude (equal to half the distance from the equator to the North Pole), 110 degrees of longitude (nine time zones) and elevations from sea level to timberline. It is also the largest living organism, growing in clones that reproduce primarily by sending up sprouts from their roots. And as far as the oldest … a clone in Minnesota has been estimated to be thousands of years old!

Education

These Wildlife Species Are Disappearing From North American Forests
Our forests are home to critical wildlife habitat. When our forests are threatened, it also threatens the homes of all the diverse wildlife habitat that live there. Natural disasters, urbanization, and agriculture are just a few of the common causes of deforestation. But as deforestation continues to rise, the animals that call it home start to disappear. These are just a few of the endangered and threatened animals disappearing as recorded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Education

10 Drought-Tolerant Trees That Will Throw Shade
The summer heat has arrived. With the unpredictable climate patterns, one can only plan strategically when it comes to keeping cool long-term (and lowering energy-costs). Rising temperatures and drought in many communities make planting even harder. But don’t worry, here are 10 shade trees with drought-tolerance that will keep you cool and add beauty to your yard.

Education

Saying Goodbye: When It’s Time to Remove Your 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 pruning or disease mitigation, is sufficient. Dead, dying or otherwise hazardous trees can lead to thousands of dollars in damage, plus the priceless cost of personal injury. Often a tree doesn’t look dangerous until after a storm or heavy snow exposes its vulnerabilities.

Environment

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.

Education

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.

Education

Common Tree Pests and How to Spot Them
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. When trees are stressed after a long winter, they are especially susceptible to attack.
Arbor Day Foundation logo

More from Arbor Day Foundation

  1. Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report 2020
    Take a look inside the 2020 annual report to see how the Arbor Day Foundation continued to thrive this past year.
  2. Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report 2019
    Peek inside the annual report to see what made 2018/2019 the biggest year yet for the Arbor Day Foundation.
  3. Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report 2018
    The impact we make on our world is accomplished through our conservation and education programs. In 2018, the Arbor Day Foundation set its sights on...
  4. Arbor Day Foundation Annual Report 2017
    Planting trees is core to the Arbor Day Foundation mission. It’s what we’ve always done. We plant them with great purpose — because the beneficiaries...
  5. Arbor Day Blog
    Learn expert tips and watch best practice tutorials on all things trees. The Arbor Day blog shares insight on tree care and maintenance, tree planting...
  6. Arbor Day Business Ventures
    Whether it's sourcing responsibly-grown coffee, distributing trees to homeowners, or working with companies to offset carbon, our business ventures...
  7. Arbor Day Foundation Programs
    Together, we’re making our world cleaner and greener. In your yard and around the world, we’re planting trees where they're needed most. Read the...
  8. Arbor Day Foundation Corporate Partnerships
    Since 1972, we have worked with more than 1 million members and supporters to plant and distribute more than 250 million trees around the world. To...
  9. Arbor Day Foundation Reforestation/Community Tree Recovery
    Together with our partners and members, we’ve helped replant more than 60 million trees! The Community Tree Recovery Program was created out of the...
  10. Arbor Day Foundation News
    Stay up to date on the latest news and events from the Arbor Day Foundation. Subscribe to the Arbor Day e-news arborday.org/accounts/optin.cfm