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By Steve Nix

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    • An Introduction to Yoshino Cherry Created: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An introductory description of the Yoshino cherry tree and how to identify and manage your specimen.
    • An Introduction to Fringetree Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      An Introduction to identifying and managing fringetree or old-man's-beard.
    • Deforestation Created: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      The definition of deforestation. Forestry.
    • A Beginning Guide to Winter Tree Identification Created: Thursday, January 25, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      How to properly recognize and name common dormant tree species mainly in Eastern North America" itemprop="description"> Friday, December 12, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Learn about the basics of tree growth, including cambial and bud growth, and why the overwhelming portion of all trees is made up of non-living tissue.
    • Identify Common American Sycamore - The Major Sycamore Species Created: Saturday, September 10, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A walk-through description and guide to identifying sycamore or Platanus occidentalis. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.
    • Cabbage Palm, A Symbolic Tree of the South Created: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      The cabbage palm is the favorite palm for landscapers. It is a large, tall palm with a single unbranching trunk that grows to about 50 feet. Sabal palm is state tree and on the flag of South Caroli...
    • 'Chanticleer' Callery Pear - The Flowering Pears Created: Saturday, March 11, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Chanticleer callery pear was selected Urban Tree of the Year for 2005 as determined by responses to an annual survey in arborist magazine City Trees.
    • How to Manage and ID Mimosa Created: Monday, March 28, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      How to Manage and ID Mimosa. Forestry.
    • Can I Use Regular Motor Oil As My Chainsaw Bar Oil? Created: Friday, February 27, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Frequently asked question on using bar oil in your new chainsaw
    • Finding American Ginseng in Eastern Forests Created: Monday, June 27, 2005 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Identifying the ginseng plant, root and seed on the forest floor.
    • Trees With Leaves - A Deciduous Tree Leaf Key Created: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Use this tree leaf key to identify the most common North American hardwood or deciduous trees. Identify your tree with using a single leaf (do not confuse with leaflets) or the many versions of com...
    • Heating Properties of Firewood by Tree Species Created: Saturday, November 10, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Heating properties of firewood by species listed in order of density and the ability to produce the most heat.
    • Ten Best Selling Christmas Trees Created: Monday, December 01, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 10 top Christmas trees selected and ranked by voter popularity. Find out which tree species are the most popular Christmas trees in North America.
    • The Most Common North American Hardwood Trees Created: Saturday, December 27, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      A list of the most Common North American hardwood trees with their ranges, their identifying and habitat descriptions, plus photos.
    • The Common Oaks - The Major Quercus Tree Species of North America Created: Monday, February 23, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Listed here are the most important American oaks. These 17 common oak species are considered the major species for occurrence and economic value.
    • Growing and Maintaining Your Fig Created: Friday, July 21, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The tree is most commonly propagated by cuttings of mature wood 2 to 3 years of age, 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and 8 to 12 inches long.
    • Tree Herbicide Application Methods Created: Saturday, May 05, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      There are five ways to control trees using recommended chemical herbicides. Each technique demands different herbicide formulations and equipment.
    • What wood burning systems are available to me? Created: Sunday, November 02, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      A first review and primer on conventional fireplaces, convection fireplaces, stove and furnace units for home heating with wood.
    • A Quick Guide to Oak Trees Created: Sunday, February 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Things you need to know about oak trees in North America, including their forms, identification markers, name groups and regeneration.
    • The History and Business of Making Lump Charcoal Created: Tuesday, February 07, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Charcoal making was an important activity that improved the human condition. It continues to be produced, resulting in hundreds of products & applications.
    • Winterize Your Trees Created: Friday, October 15, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Trees in winter may seem inactive but they need protection to remain healthy and free from diseases and insects. Here is how you winterize your trees." itemprop="descriptio3'" --> itemprop="descrip...
    • Crank Starting a Chainsaw - Starting a Flooded Chainsaw Created: Saturday, November 06, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Even a new chainsaw in good repair can be hard to start. Here are steps you can take to get a reliable chainsaw start every time.
    • Smokey Bear Created: Monday, April 07, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      The Smokey Bear concept has matured into a cottage industry of collectables and educational material on fire prevention." itemprop="description">>
    • Prescriptions for Wounded Trees - Branch Wounds, Trunk Wounds, Root Wounds Created: Monday, May 10, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Tree wounds are caused by many agents but they can all be classified into three types, depending on location: branch wounds, trunk wounds, and root wounds.
    • An Introduction to American Elm Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      American elm is a popular landscape tree for eastern North America. Learn the tree's habit and how to plant, prune and display as a yard specimen.
    • American Elm - 100 Most Common North American Trees Created: Saturday, August 27, 2005 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      A walk-through description and guide to identifying American elm or Ulmus americana. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.
    • Problems of Tree Over-fertilization Created: Friday, April 29, 2011 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      You can kill a tree by using too much fertilizer. Find out what to do when you over fertilize a tree.
    • How To Correctly Transplant a Tree Seedling Created: Saturday, March 31, 2007 Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014
      Here are methods you can use to transplant natural and containerized tree seedlings. Learn how to move a tree seedling or sapling.
    • Identification of the Most Common Conifers Created: Friday, February 20, 2004 Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014
      Identification of conifer trees most common to North American by their needles and leaves, fruit and flowers. Use conifer and evergreen tree species identifiers like a needle, bark or twig using a ...
    • Introduction to American Hornbeam Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Ironwood or hornbeam is a sturdy tree and great for small yards. Learn how to plant, prune and understand an American Hornbeam's habitat.
    • Ten Top Trees for the Small Yard Created: Sunday, February 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
      Here are top 10 small trees recommended for planting in a small yard. These trees were selected by urban forest specialists for their preferred qualities.

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