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Five Hardwood Trees for Windy Locations


Strong winds represent a serious threat for trees. Even relatively modest storms can leave areas with a post-apocalyptic aesthetic. Who hasn’t been dumbfounded at the sight of a mighty oak or redwood lying helplessly on its side with its...

Seven Fast-Growing Trees for Cooling the Climate


Trees help to reduce the local temperatures in a variety of ways. 

Among the most important ways that they do so include the process of transpiration, in which trees draw water from the ground and pump it into the air and through the...

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 are remarkably resilient organisms. 

Because they compartmentalize, or seal off, their wounds, skilled arborists can prune trees to improve their health, alter their structure or improve fruit and flower production. As long as the...

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...

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 Rainforest or the...

Five Species Helping to Ease Global Hunger


Unfortunately, many people around the world – particularly those in the developing portions of Africa and South Asia – face hunger on a daily basis. Politics, socio-economic factors, war and other human-caused challenges all contribute to the...

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