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Mycorrhizae: My Favorite Kind of Fungi

The more ecologists learn about the world, the more it becomes apparent that all living things are connected. Trees provide numerous examples of this, as even youngsters understand that trees provide animals with fruit, shelter and other...

The Trouble with Topping Trees

Improper pruning practices can weaken even the healthiest trees. In especially tragic cases, improper pruning can lead to the tree's premature demise. Such is often the case whenever trees suffer a particularly horrible pruning practice called “topping."

Seven Signs of Hazardous Trees

Healthy trees are beautiful, ecologically important components of local habitats, but unhealthy trees represent a significant safety hazard. While it is impossible to determine exactly when or if a given tree will fail, several clues can indicate that a tree is at increased risk of dropping branches or falling over completely.

Water Well, But Water Efficiently

Water is the common prerequisite for all earthly life, and trees are no exception. While trees do a pretty good job of taking care of themselves, it is sometimes necessary to provide them with supplemental water. This is especially true of...

Always Hang Birdhouses in Tree-Friendly Ways

Were you to peruse a list of the world’s endangered animals, you’d find that habitat destruction is one of (if not the) most important causes leading to their collective plight. While you can’t do much to protect the Amazon rain forest or the Great Barrier Reef all by yourself, you can make a little dent in the worldwide habitat problem, and it isn’t really hard to do, either.

Five Great Trees for Feeding Honeybees

With everything going on, it makes sense to do all you can to give honeybees a helping hand. Providing your local honeybees with a ready food source makes their lives better and your landscaping a more welcoming place.

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