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Tree Species

Teaching Children About Trees


Many parents seek to educate their children about the natural world and our place in it. While one could argue that virtually any aspect of the natural world – from beetles to mushrooms to plankton – can serve as a good starting point, we are...

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...

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...