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Updated Articles and Resources

By Steve Nix

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Lodgepole Pine, An Important Tree in North America Created: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Lodgepole Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
    • Conifer Created: Monday, January 12, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Here are 50 terms essential in understanding the language of forestry and related forest resource sciences.
    • What Kills a Tree? Created: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Trees that reach maturity have the genetic potential to live over a century. Some species can live for many centuries. Most trees never reach that potential and are killed by environmental factors, insects and disease and catastrophe. Here are the ways trees die.
    • Minimize Tree Transplant Shock Created: Monday, April 02, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Trees that are moved and relocated are always in danger of transplant shock. Here are ways to limit the danger of harm to relocated trees.
    • Baldcypress, Common Tree in North America Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Baldcypress, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America
    • What is a Tree Burl? Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Burls are common hardwood and conifer diseases you might find in yard and forest. You can't do much to prevent a tree burl but there are ways to live with one. Here is how.
    • Cabbage Palm, A Symbolic Tree of the South Created: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 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...
    • Collecting and Preparing a Pecan or Hickory Nut for Planting Created: Monday, November 12, 2012 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Collecting and preparing a pecan or hickory nut to grow from seed is relatively easy but needs to be done correctly. This resource shows you how to prepare and properly germinate a pecan or hickory nut.
    • Hemlock Wooly Adelgid - Identification and Control Created: Thursday, July 07, 2005 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      The eastern and Carolina hemlock is now under attack and in the early stages of being decimated by the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) or Adelges tsugae. Adelgids are small, soft bodied aphids that fee...
    • Using Tree Anatomy and Physiology for Identification Created: Thursday, February 12, 2004 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Tree anatomy, including leaf shape and twig parts, helps you identify and name tree species. Knowing a tree's physiology will help with identification.
    • Ten Essential Tree Care Tips - Keep Your Tree Healthy Created: Friday, September 28, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      There are certain things a tree owner must know to keep trees healthy and in the very best condition.
    • 10 Bad Things We Do to Our Trees Created: Sunday, May 22, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      The ten most harmful things you can do to a tree you are growing. Listed in order of the most common problems. First: Staking and mulching. Page 1 of 10.
    • Basics on Tree Fertilization Created: Monday, April 11, 2005 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Fertilizers are important to growing young trees. Find out when to apply, how to use and what fertilizers to buy.
    • Great Trees for Privacy Borders and Windbreaks Created: Saturday, June 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Trees used in hedges provide both privacy and beauty in the landscape. Many trees are well suited for hedges, but selection of a tree should be made by considering the particular purpose of the hed...
    • Using a Tree as a Hedge Plant Created: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Tips for Using a Tree as a privacy Hedge plant and windbreak with suggested species and characteristics.
    • Eastern White Pine, A Common Tree in North America Created: Sunday, December 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Eastern White Pine is a common forest tree in higher elevations of eastern North American forests.
    • 13 Most Common North American Pine - The Major Pine Species of North America Created: Saturday, February 21, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Pine trees are one of the most common coniferous species in North America. Here is a list of those major pines most often seen in the United States and Canada.
    • Current United States Wildfire Maps and Condition Reports Created: Sunday, October 28, 2007 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Current National Wildfire Maps and Condition Reports. The United State's Latest Fire Situation at a Glance - Maps, Reports and Forecasts
    • An Introduction to the Boxelder Tree Created: Sunday, October 09, 2011 Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014
      Boxelder is not a recommended tree to plant in your yard. Still it has many desirable qualities to keep it in the landscape including unique leaf and seed qualities and colorful cultivars.
    • 10 Reasons Living Trees Are Valuable Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Living trees are important, necessary and valuable to our very existence. Life without trees, we humans would not exist on Earth. Keep a tree around.
    • The Essential Chinkapin Created: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      The common chinkapin, a nut-bearing relative of American chestut, is highly prized as a prolific seed producer of edible and tasty nuts. The tree is also very valuable to breeders in developing blight resistant chestnuts.
    • How to ID and Manage Douglas Fir Created: Wednesday, March 02, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      ID and Manage Douglas Fir
    • The Essential Douglas Fir Created: Thursday, August 25, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      A walk-through description and guide to identifying Douglas fir or Pseudotsuga menziesii. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.
    • 10 Best Fall Color Forest Views in the US and Canada Created: Saturday, August 19, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The Kancamagus Scenic Byway in New Hampshire, one of the ten best views of autumn leaf foliage in North American forests.
    • The Essential Osage Orange Created: Sunday, November 06, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Osage-orange or Maclura pomifera has a wonderful wood, is hardy on harsh dry sites and a perfect Midwestern tree in the landscape.
    • Proper Pruning of Conifer Storm Damage Created: Monday, June 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      Proper pruning of conifers after storm damage can result in saving a prize specimen or favorite tree. It will take individual care that includes pruning correctly.
    • The Essential Ponderosa Pine Created: Sunday, July 13, 2014 Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014
      Even though the Ponderosa pine is an important conifer for wood products, it has many other uses including landscaping, land reclaimation, wildlife food.
    • Ponderosa Pine, A Common Western Conifer Created: Friday, March 13, 2009 Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014
      Ponderosa pine is a conifer of major importance in western US forests. It is the most widely distributed conifer in western North America.
    • The Destructive Emerald Ash Borer, A Tree Borer and Major Forest Pest Created: Sunday, January 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      The Destructive Emerald Ash Borer, A Tree Borer and Major Forest Pest
    • The 2 Common North American Ash Trees Created: Sunday, February 22, 2004 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Identify the Ash - The Important American Hardwoods - Fraxinus
    • White Ash, A Common Tree in North America Created: Sunday, January 11, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      White Ash is one of 2 most common ash trees in North America. White ash looks very much like green ash but can be identified by looking at the leaf scar.
    • Green Ash, A Common Tree in North America Created: Sunday, January 11, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Green Ash is one of 2 most common ash trees in North America. Green ash looks very much like white ash but can be identified by looking at the leaf scar.

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