Tag Archives: Trees

Trees and Winter Storms

This winter has brought us a lot of snow and ice. Trees that are native (or acclimated) to our area are well prepared for the cold temperatures and even a modest amount of snow. But this winter has been especially … Continue reading

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Are you Feeding The Birds?

It’s another cold, icy, winter day here in the Northeast. If you created a bird-friendly habitat back when you did your initial landscaping, you should be seeing the rewards of that effort. Providing layers and different habitats for birds will … Continue reading

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Can Rock Salt Harm your Trees?

It’s Winter; Of course this means snow, ice and slippery roads and lot’s of plowing and shoveling to fill your days. Clearing all that snow and ice is necessary to make our roadways, walkways and sidewalks safer. There are a variety … Continue reading

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Are you Using the Right Firewood?

It’s cold, and according to the weather reports that I have seen, it’s going to stay cold for a while. Do you use firewood to help heat your home? Different trees produce different types of firewood. Check out this article … Continue reading

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Are Forests Getting Overweight?

There is a great article here, http://www.serc.si.edu/for_media/pr.aspx?pr_id=41 about how fast a forest can grow and some of the impacts this growth can have. Has anyone ever wondered how fast a forest grows? We have a pretty good idea of how … Continue reading

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Can Quantum Mechanics Explain the Efficiency of Photosynthesis..

If you like plants, you have to appreciate the elegant process of Photosynthesis – the magical bit of chemically alchemy that converts the energy from sunlight into the chemical energy of sugars. It the basis for all the “food” on … Continue reading

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NJ Shade Tree Federation Meeting

Today is day 2 of the NJ Shade Tree Federation annual meeting. A great couple of days where arborists and shade tree professionals can get together and learn from one another and from some guest speakers. With hurricane Sandy on … Continue reading

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