Arbor Day Foundation

Keep Tampa Beautiful and MetLife Foundation Host Community Tree Planting In Celebration of NeighborWoods® Month

Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees Program Helps Beautify ExpoHall
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TAMPA, Fla., October 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program, is partnering with MetLife Foundation to plant trees to beautify two large areas anchoring the front of the Florida State Fairgrounds ExpoHall (4800 US 301), which welcomes 1.2 million visitors to Tampa annually.

TreesCharlotte and NASCAR Green Host Community Tree Planting in Celebration of NeighborWoods® Month

Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees Program Helps Beautify CharMeck Police Memorial Garden
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Trees Charlotte, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program, is partnering with NASCAR Green to plant 66 trees at the CharMeck Police Memorial Garden in the Nevin Community Park (6000 Statesville Road). The planting will take place on October 6, 2017 from 9:00–11:30 a.m. The community event is made possible with the support of NASCAR Green and is part of NeighborWoods Month, a national celebration of communities and trees.

Top 5 Nut Trees Sold Through Arbor Day Tree Nursery

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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 Arbor Day Tree Nursery.

1. American Hazelnut (Corylus Americana)
hardiness zones 4-9

Bartlett Tree Experts to Become Professional Partner for Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA® Program

World’s Leading Scientific Tree and Shrub Care Company Brings Additional Expertise to Cornerstone Programming
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LINCOLN, Neb. Sept. 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Arbor Day Foundation announced today an expanded professional partnership with Bartlett Tree Experts in conjunction with the Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program. Now in its tenth year, Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA program boasts 344 campus participants receiving recognition for their commitment to tree care and management and a cumulative investment of $48.5 million nationwide to ensure healthy canopies on their campuses nation-wide.

Ask an Arborist: Why Do I Need to Prune?

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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.

Top 5 Apple Trees Sold Through the Arbor Day Tree Nursery

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Fall harvest is starting. Many of our favorite fall fruits and nuts are starting to ripen. Here are the five most popular apple trees sold through the Arbor Day tree nursery  that will ship out this fall.

1. Red Delicious Apple (Malus domestica ‘Red Delicious’)

Flowering Dogwood: Spring Splendor in the Forest

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Cornus florida

Flowering dogwood holds a special place in the heart of all who love trees. Perhaps this is because of its bloom — bursting forth in the dark woods or barren backyard with a promise that the dreary days of winter are over. Perhaps it is its brilliant fall leaves and bright berries, or the unusual pattern of its bark. Maybe it’s the gracefulness of its crown, or, for those who look closely, the interesting shape of its buds.

Small Trees Can Provide Shade Too

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When we think about shade trees, we often imagine towering giants that reach more than 40 or 50 feet high. To properly shade a two-story house, you probably need a tree that stands at least 30 feet high.

Shade is important for energy-conservation and to reduce air conditioning bills. But what if you have a single-story home with limited space? Medium to large trees just aren’t practical for your space.

Baldcypress: King of the Swamp

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Taxodium distichum

Nowhere is a tree species so intertwined with a place as the baldcypress is with swamps. Beginning with the art and literature of early America, images of baldcypress trees have been used to portray mystery and melancholy in the watery lowlands.

The Dish on Dirt: Why Soil Matters to Tree Health

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Have you ever planted multiple trees or shrubs at the same time and noticed one variety flourishing while the other had no progress? There are numerous factors that can affect your plant health, one of which is soil. It’s easy to overlook soil health when planting, we become so caught up with tree care above ground that we forget what’s happening below ground is just as important. Soil health is essential, especially in urban settings.

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