In this Issue:
  • Arbor Day: An American-born Celebration
  • Common Live Oak Problems and Solutions
  • Time to Plant Trees & Shrubs
  • Start the Year Off Right — Plant a Tree!
  • Trees and Shrubs for All Year Interest
  • Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day!
  • Florida Arbor Day
  • Calculating the True Benefits of Trees
  • With Arbor Day Approaching; Good Time To Plant Spring-flowering Trees
  • Arbor Day 2013
  • Arbor Day

    Arbor Day: An American-born Celebration

    Arbor Day has a 145-year history, started in Nebraska by a nature-loving newspaper editor named J. Sterling Morton who recognized the many valuable services trees provide. The first Arbor Day was such a big success that Mr. Morton’s idea quickly spread nationwide–particularly with children planting trees on school grounds and caring for them throughout the …

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    Common Live Oak Problems and Solutions

      The Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is one of the most iconic figures of the Deep South. Mentioning the words Live Oak invokes all sorts of romantic nostalgia of yesteryear and the reputation is not unearned. In fact, many Live Oaks still stand that were growing on American soil when the first English settlers set …

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    Time to Plant Trees & Shrubs

    The cooler weather in the wintertime makes it a great time to plant trees and shrubs. That is why Arbor Day in Florida is the third Friday in January. In 2016, that event is January 15. Start your planning now with doing a site assessment on your landscape, then choosing the right trees and shrubs for your …

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    Start the Year Off Right — Plant a Tree!

    Most of us begin a new year with resolutions–to exercise more, to eat right, to spend our time more productively–but few things have as many lasting impacts for the future as the simple act of planting a tree. Arbor Day (which literally means, “Tree Day”) was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, a naturalist …

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    Trees and Shrubs for All Year Interest

    Trees and shrubs often serve a distinct purpose in landscapes, other than to provide color. They are planted to provide shade, screen a view or noise, or to soften the hardscapes of the home. With a little planning, we can have both beauty and function from trees and shrubs.  Add a few trees and shrubs that …

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    Plant a Tree to Celebrate Arbor Day!

    East Bay Holly

      In Florida, Arbor Day is always celebrated on the third Friday of January. In 2014, Arbor Day falls on Friday, January 17. Consider planting a tree to enhance your property. Trees provide many benefits such as: Shade for leisure activities Lower energy costs for cooling Cover and food for wildlife Screen from unsightly views …

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    Florida Arbor Day

      The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago.  The second best time is Arbor Day 2014.  Florida recognizes the event on the third Friday in January, so the next one is January 17, 2014. Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes …

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    Calculating the True Benefits of Trees

    How much is a 400-year old live oak tree worth?  Can you buy one online, with free shipping, and charge it to the credit card?  Pick one up at the local home improvement store?  Ask Santa? Of course not.  When admiring a tree that size, we have an innate sense of its value, but we would …

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    With Arbor Day Approaching; Good Time To Plant Spring-flowering Trees

    As mentioned in the article written by Carrie Stevenson last week, we celebrate Arbor Day here in Florida on January 18th this year. It’s a day we specifically set aside to celebrate and appreciate the role living trees play in improving our lives and our environment. With that in mind, many people plant trees to …

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    Arbor Day 2013

    Arbor Day (which literally means, “Tree Day”) was founded in 1872 by J. Sterling Morton, a naturalist and journalist in Nebraska.  By 1882, it was celebrated by thousands of schoolchildren nationwide, who planted trees and took care of them with their classmates.  Today, millions of communities and schools celebrate Arbor Day all over the world.  …

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