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Published: Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:26:18 +0000

 



How to Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh All Season

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How to water and keep a cut Christmas tree fresh through the new year. These simple steps will insure a fresh tree through the holiday season.



Get to Know Your Christmas Tree - Tips for Real...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Getting to know your favorite Christmas tree is simple and enjoyable. Here are some great tips, tricks and facts for real Christmas tree lovers.



A list of the most popular Christmas Trees in...

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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 pine tree is a critical component of the...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Pine trees are one of the most common coniferous species in North America. Here is a list of the pines most often seen in the US and Canada.



Dig a little deeper to really understand your...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Take a closer look at a tree to by understanding its form in summer and winter, how it typically grows and matures and where it lives.



10 Reasons Not to Cut Down Trees

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

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 professionals say - add NOTHING to...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

This question and answer site gives answers to frequently asked information on Christmas trees. Tips on Watering your Christmas Tree in the Christmas Tree Stand



Easily Identify Trees Using a Tree Leaf Key

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A simple tree leaf identification key for finding 100 of the most common North American tree's common name and species name.



Here is a quick way to learn the art of...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Identify hardwood trees common to North American forests by their leaves, fruit and flowers. Use broadleaf tree species identifiers.



Use Anatomy to Identify Trees

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Tree anatomy, including leaf shape and twig parts, helps you identify and name tree species. Knowing a tree's physiology will help with identification.



Easily Identify Common U.S. Hardwood Trees...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

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 compounds leaves.






3 reasons to purchase a Christmas tree before...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The weekend after Thanksgiving is when most Christmas tree buying occurs. You should consider shopping for and buying a Christmas tree earlier.



Learn About the Fraser Fir Tree

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Abies fraseri, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



A method to use to access how much you should...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Finding firewood just starts the process of determining value of firewood. You need the certainty of not being charged double. Learn how to buy firewood.



Top 5 sawmills that use a chainsaw or small motor

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Chainsaw mills are inexpensive and appealing access is limited. Portable chainsaw mills usually run off a framework constructed around the log you cut.



A review of the top portable sawmills...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Do-it-yourself sawmilling for lumber is on the rise and there are good portable sawmill manufacturers. Here are my six favorite portable sawmills.



5 farms that will deliver Christmas trees...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Pick of the most popular Christmas tree dealers selling fresh cut trees online. If you are an Amazon shopper, this is a must read.



Finding and Preparing the Best Firewood for...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Learn how wood burns and how to use wood for heating. Find the best tree species for burning as determined by ease of preparation and heating values.



The 17 Most Common Oak Trees in North America

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Listed here are the most important American oaks. These 17 common oak species are considered the major species for occurrence and economic value.



The Tropical Rainforest - Questions and Answers

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A complete overview of the tropical rainforest, rain forest health, tropical rainforest habitat and these forest's importance to our earth.



9 steps necessary for displaying a living...

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >The Joy of a Living



A first-blush with forest ecosystems and...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A forest ecosystem is one major ecologic unit that exists as a part of the total complex ecological condition.



Buying and preparing cut and "living" trees for...

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" >display electric bulbs instead of burning



5 pines of major importance to Southern...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

5 pines - loblolly, shortleaf, longleaf, slash and Virginia – make up most of the southern pine timber inventory and all called Southern Yellow Pine.



A Simple Way to Identify Conifer Trees

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Identification of conifer trees most common to North American by their needles and leaves, fruit and flowers.



How to Identify the 100 Most Common Trees in...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Identify 100 most common conifer and evergreen trees of the North American forest. Use my tree finder key, along with photographic images.



How to kill a tree legally and with reduced...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

There are times you need to kill a tree and control woody stem plants. Chemical and herbicides are effective if the right treatment and proper application is used.



Know your common North American junipers.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The common Juniper, is a species in the genus Juniperus, in the family Cupressaceae. It has one of the largest ranges of woody plants in the World.



Successfully grow an oak Tree by planting an...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

How to grow an oak tree from a germinated acorn. This resource shows you how to collect, properly prepare and plant an acorn.



Trees with clusters of needles, single needles...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Here are the most common coniferous or evergreen trees with needles. They are broken down into single and cluster attachments.



Details on how to pick the best Christmas tree...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Selecting a fresh Christmas tree is the key to having a beautiful tree through the Holidays. Don't buy a Christmas tree until you make a thorough fresh Christmas tree inspection. Here is how to shop for and select your next Christmas tree.



A brief but concise explanation of origin and...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A history of natural wildfire beginning and chemistry needed for combustion. Included are the common causes of forest fires and how they spread.



Eastern White Pine, the only 5-needled pine in...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Eastern White Pine is a common forest tree in higher elevations of eastern North American forests.



Hybrid poplar has a place for planting but be...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A quick review of both benefits and problems associated with planting hybrid poplar.



How to Identify a tree leaf using shape,...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Leaf structure and arrangement is unique to every tree species. A tree leaf shape, arrangement, margin and venation is important to tree ID.



The best 10 tree species for planting in large...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Here are ten of the best, most popular and important trees to consider planting in your yard. I have picked each with help from several tree experts.



Questions answered to things you must know...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Here are answers to many questions asked by people planning to buy and operate a chainsaw. Here are the most common concerns about chainsaws.



Essential Tips on Using a Chain Saw to cut a...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A method used to cut down a tree with a chainsaw. Felling a tree safely with a plan on how the tree needs to be dropped and bucked.



Understanding the North American cedars and...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

If tree foliage is a scale-like leaf, then you're probably dealing with a conifer or evergreen that is in the cedar or juniper family.



Information on and identification of major...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The important coniferous firs of North America include the true firs and Douglas fir. Learn how to identify these fir trees.



Some Great Small Chainsaws Reviewed.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Arbor Age magazine recommends six small saws for your potential purchase. Reviewer comments on the models along with a suggested retailed price.



A quick look at balsam fir with important links.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Balsam Fir, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America






The best and worst wood to use for firewood...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Here are the best and worst firewood species for burning rated by BTUs and density.



Identify Buckeye

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Oaks - leaf identification, favored habitat,...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Things you need to know about oak trees in North America, including their forms, identification markers, name groups and regeneration.



Did You Know You Can Identify Winter Trees By...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Learn how to properly recognize and name common dormant tree species mainly in Eastern North America in this beginner's guide.



What to do now with your Norfolk Island Pine...

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class="no-js" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Article" > itemprop="description" >Introduction:



The identification characteristics of black...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Black walnut and butternut trees are widespread and abundant throughout eastern North America. They are a valuable tree with many uses.



Idendifying the spruce, fir, and hemlock needles.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Spruce and fir can be difficult to identify as separate species. Here is an easy way to ID these trees as well as Doug fir, bald cypress and hemlock.



Fagus grandifolia is the only native beech in...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Fagus grandifolia is the only native beech unique to eastern North America and very common. The bark is often carved on and called the initial tree.



Killing unwanted woody-stemmed plants.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

There are five ways to control trees using recommended chemical herbicides. Each technique demands different herbicide formulations and equipment.



Growing a hickory or pecan from seed.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Collecting and preparing a pecan or hickory nut to grow is easy but needs to be done correctly. Here's how to properly encourage nut germination.



The most common Ash species in the United States.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Identify the Ash - The Important American Hardwoods - Fraxinus



White oak is a major timber tree and landscapin...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

White Oak, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Here Are the Most Common North American...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A list of the most Common North American hardwood trees with links to their ranges, their identifying and habitat descriptions plus photos.



Eastern Redcedar, A Common Tree in North America

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Eastern Redcedar, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Think again before using old motor oil as a...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A frequently asked question on using bar oil in your new chainsaw. You should use bar oil for less wear on chain and bar.



Moving a tree subjects the plant to biologic...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

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.



Here are ways to estimate a tree's age without...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

A method to estimate a tree's age without cutting or coring. Noninvasive measurements can get you an acceptable age estimate for forest-grown trees.



Here are three of the best recommended...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Here are the top selling Christmas tree stands you can purchase according to style and popularity.



Learn the Basics of Tree Structure

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Learning a tree's botanical parts is useful for tree owner and forest manager. These tree parts and markers help make positive tree identification.



6 of the most common spruces growing in North...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The spruce from genus Picea inhabit primary cooler environments at higher elevations. Extremely beautiful, they are a favorite in the landscape.



Identify common U.S. trees with simple lobed...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Hardwood or deciduous trees have leaves that are known as single or simple. This common simple leaf can be in two forms, lobed and unlobed.



32 of the Most Common Tree Diseases in the US

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

An index of common tree diseases and pathogens taken from the Forest Insect and Disease Leaflet (FIDL) Series, USDA Forest Service






Trees with maple-like leaves - sycamore, tulip...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

How to identify the similar looking maple, sycamore, yellow poplar​ and sweetgum trees using my tree leaf key.



The best tree ID guides available in print.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Here are my picks of the top tree field guides that make tree identification much easier. You can purchase these books on site.



A top planted tree in the urban landscape but...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Pin oak is a popular tree to plant in urban settings. One of the most planted trees in New York City, the non-cultivar oak does need pruning and space.



Major North American Conifers

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Common North American conifer trees, their ranges, their identifying descriptions and other trees in their associated habitat.






Birch is a common tree and favorite in...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Here is a quick way to Identify three common North American birch species. It is both a valuable and beautiful tree in the landscape.



Here are the common North American hickory...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Hickory is a prolific nut producer in North America. Hickory is critical for healthy wildlife habitats and a favorite source of wood products.



It takes work to entirely kill some trees...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Trees can be killed and removed without herbicides or chemicals but extra time, patience, and understanding of tree anatomy is necessary.



Maps of where tree species are naturally most...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The locations of broad types of forest cover by tree types according to frequency of occurrence in the native range.



The Douglas Fir is not a true fir. Learn more...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

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.



The most commercially important native cherry...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The beautiful black cherry is attractive in the landscape, can be easily identified and has a dark side. Find out more about Prunus serotina.



The common hardwood leaves with teeth.

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Black Willow, Elm, Birch, Black Cherry, Beech and Basswood - Tree Leaf Key



An attempt to assign common characteristics to...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Understanding forest ecology is necessary before a forest ecosystem can be defined accurately. Forest ecosystems are hard to describe even when using modern tools and concepts.



Red cedar is a most common conifer with many...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Red cedar, the most widely distributed conifer in the eastern United States grows a desirable wood at maturity and is a favorite tree in the landscape.



Trees use thousands of gallons of water to grow...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Trees use massive amounts of water through the process of transpiration for the benefit​ of themselves and the Earth.



Major Characteristics of Pinnate and Bipinnate...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The common trees with pinnate and bipinnate leaf arrangements. These trees include hickory, ash, walnut, pecan, black locust and honey locust.



Electric chainsaws are considered good...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

You often don't need the expense or power of a gas chainsaw. If you use saws around the house you need to consider a good electric chainsaw first.



Here are my 10 best small trees for your...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

My top 10 small trees recommended for planting in a small yard. These trees were selected by urban forest specialists for their preferred qualities.



The simple, compound, pinnately/bipinnately...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Understanding leaf morphology labeled​ as simple, compound, pinnately and double pinnately compound, and palmate leaf structures.



Thinking about selling your yard trees, then...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Many yard trees are for sale at the right price but buyers are hard to find. Here is the realistic approach to marketing trees for sale in the yard.



Common North American Trees with Pinnate Leaves

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

The common North American trees with pinnate leaves. Identity hickory, ash, walnut, black locust or pecan using this tree leaf key and attached tips.



Learn more about this strange but interesting...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Identify and manage the mysterious Monkey Puzzle tree and learn how unique the tree is. It has a broad range to grow but is native to just a small spot in South America.



Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Sassafras, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



Wax paper makes a great container for leaf...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Even with all the tree identification resources available online, you can't beat using a real, preserved leaf to assist you in tree identification.






Start your tree leaf collection and tips on...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Nearly every one attempts to build a tree leaf collection, either at school or work, for both study and exhibition. Here are my tips and suggestions toward making a plant leaf collection including building a leaf press.



3 Ways a Tree Grows Large and Tall.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Learn the basics of tree growth, including bark, root and bud growth, and why the overwhelming portion of all trees is made up of non-living tissue.



When And Where Do Wildfires Occur?

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Forest fire is common in places around the world where climates are moist enough to allow the growth of trees and shrubs, but have extended dry, hot



Find out more about the basic structures of wood.

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Wood is a highly ordered arrangement of living, dying and dead cells. Here is a briefing on tree's cellular properties, how a tree cell grows and functions structurally.



Also called American linden, basswood important...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

American basswood linden is an exceptional tree. Food for wildlife, a beautiful landscape tree, a favorite honey tree and excellent wood for carving.



The Douglas-fir tree is a unique conifer and...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Doug-fir tree has an identity all its own. It is considered a fir but different from true firs with a unique cone. It is a favorite Christmas tree.



This ash-leaved maple is loved on tree-growing...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Boxelder is not a recommended tree to plant in your yard but has desirable unique qualities to keep in the landscape as a beautiful tree specimen.



Yellow poplar is an excellent tree for forest...

2017-01-19T11:26:18Z

Liriodendron tulipifera or yellow poplar is one of the best trees you can plant in a large yard. Consider planting a tulip tree.