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Published: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:44:02 +0000

 



10 Reasons Not to Cut Down Trees

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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 pine tree is a critical component of the...

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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.



The Tropical Rainforest - Questions and Answers

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



Dig a little deeper to really understand your...

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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.



A review of the top portable sawmills...

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



Easily Identify Trees Using a Tree Leaf Key

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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...

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



Top 5 sawmills that use a chainsaw or small motor

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



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

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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.



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

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



Understanding the North American cedars and...

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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.



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

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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.



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

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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.



Know your common North American junipers.

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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.



Use Anatomy to Identify Trees

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



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

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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.



A Simple Way to Identify Conifer Trees

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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...

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



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

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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.



32 of the Most Common Tree Diseases in the US

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



A first-blush with forest ecosystems and...

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



Questions answered to things you must know...

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



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

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



Trees with clusters of needles, single needles...

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



Here Are the Most Common North American...

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



Best Trees to Plant Near Your Street and...

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These best street street and sidewalk trees offer tolerance to compacted, infertile soils and the environment found in cities and along streets.



A brief but concise explanation of origin and...

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



Some Great Small Chainsaws Reviewed.

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



The 17 Most Common Oak Trees in North America

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



Slash pine has the smallest range of all the...

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Slash pine, one of the hard yellow pines indigenous to southeastern United States.



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

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



How photosynthesis feeds a tree while assuring...

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Photosynthesis uses solar energy and a leaf is the engine. Photosynthesis provides us with both food and oxygen and is a necessary process for life.



Successfully grow an oak Tree by planting an...

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



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

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



Killing unwanted woody-stemmed plants.

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



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

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



Here are 5 methods used to identify a dormant...

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Use this resource to identify dormant trees with just the buds and twigs. It takes a little effort but opens new doors to winter tree identification.



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

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



Thinking about selling your yard trees, then...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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.



5 pines of major importance to Southern...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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



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

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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.



"Queen" of American forests: graceful branches,...

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The identification characteristics of black...

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



It takes work to entirely kill some trees...

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



Learn the Basics of Tree Structure

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



Yellow poplar is an excellent tree for forest...

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



Oaks - leaf identification, favored habitat,...

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



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

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



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

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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.



Boxelder is the most widespread maple in North...

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Acer negundo – One of the Most Common North American Trees



Major Characteristics of Pinnate and Bipinnate...

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



Finding and Preparing the Best Firewood for...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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.



Major North American Conifers

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



Growing a hickory or pecan from seed.

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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.



Learn more about this strange but interesting...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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.



Red Maple is one of the most common US trees...

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Red maple or Acer rubrum is one the 10 best trees you can plant in your yard. Consider planting red maple for great Spring and Autumn color.



An attempt to assign common characteristics to...

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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.



Birch is a common tree and favorite in...

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



Eastern Redcedar, A Common Tree in North America

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Eastern Redcedar, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



The most common herbicides used for woody plant...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

Herbicides are one tool used by foresters to improve the forest condition and to eliminate woody stem competition to both managed commercial and protected forests. Here are the herbicides used.



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

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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.



Identify Buckeye

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Identify Buckeye - The Important American Hardwoods - Aesculus sp.



Idendifying the spruce, fir, and hemlock needles.

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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.



Finding best chainsaw brands as recommended by...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

You should purchase a chainsaw from either a reputable dealer or an online saw with a local dealership. Chainsaws do fail and a local dealer is valuable.



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

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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.



Use Leyland Cypresses Carefully in Your Landscape

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Managing Leyland Cypress trees are beautiful but need proper planting and pruning, careful landscape considerations and have certain pest concerns.



Common North American Trees with Pinnate Leaves

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



There is a basic process essential to your...

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There are certain things a tree owner must know to keep trees healthy and in the very best condition.



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

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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.



Problems with Leyland Cypresses

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There are desirable and undesirable characteristics you need to consider before planting a Leyland cypress your yard. Plant only if you have room.



How to dentify North American "Cedar"s from...

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Cedars can be confused with junipers and arvorvitae. Here is some help sperating thiirsimilar characteristics.



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

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Red maple and cultivars are eagerly planted in...

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Here is essential information on selecting, growing, and managing red maple for the landscape.



Fagus grandifolia is the only native beech in...

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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.



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

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



The common hardwood leaves with teeth.

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



The best tree ID guides available in print.

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



How to work with exposed tree roots using...

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Tree roots on the soil surface are difficult to mow or walk over. Removing roots will harm the tree. Tips on protecting tree from root damage.



The common diseases you might find on a...

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The most common hardwood tree diseases and pathogens found on trees in the yard and a forest. You can prevent and control many tree diseases.



Trees need food, especially the first several...

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Fertilizers are important to growing young trees. Find out when to apply fertilizers to trees in stages and with correct formulations.



The most destructive and harmful tree diseases...

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Here are hardwood tree diseases that kill deciduous trees like oak maple ash sycamore elm in great numbers. These hardwood tree diseases cause significant commercial and horticultural tree losses in North America



Select the best chainsaw for you by determining...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

Here is information on using different bar sizes on your new chainsaw and how that will effect what you cut and how you use a saw.



The most common Ash species in the United States.

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Identify the Ash - The Important American Hardwoods - Fraxinus



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

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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



Sycamores are easy to grow. More seed...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

Collecting and preparing a sycamore to grow from seed is relatively easy but needs to be done correctly. This resource shows you how to prepare and properly germinate a sycamore seed.



Electric chainsaws are considered good...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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.



Controlling the most common diseases of conifers

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I have compiled the most common conifer tree diseases and pathogens found on trees including pine hemlock spruce fir in the yard and forest.



Unlobed leaves that are smooth around the...

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Magnolia, Persimmon, Dogwood, Blackgum, Water and Live Oak - Tree Leaf Key



Sugar pine is the most beautiful, tallest and...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

Sugar Pine, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America



You can fertilize a tree too much! Learn how...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

You can kill a tree by using too much fertilizer. Find out the symptoms and what to do when you over fertilize a tree.



How to Identify Common American Sycamore

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A walk-through description and guide to identifying sycamore or Platanus occidentalis. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.



11 things to reacquant you with your tree or...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

Trees are everywhere and a tree is the most obvious and remarkable plant you will ever see when you venture outside. Start you tree experience here.



This brittle, soft hackberry with horrible...

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

A walk-through description and guide to identifying hackberry or Celtis occidentalis. Find out more about the tree's habit, range, silviculture and management.



True poplars are a blessing in semi arid tree...

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A brief but concise report on Japanese maple.

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How to Manage and ID Japanese Maple



Crank Starting a Chainsaw

2017-02-26T11:44:02Z

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.



Here are the common North American hickory...

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



Tree wounds are the first stage in causing...

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Tree wounds are caused by many agents but they can all be classified as branch wounds, trunk wounds, and root wounds.



Twig Anatomy for Tree Identification

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How to visually recognize and name common dormant tree species mainly in Eastern North America by using tree twigs and a tree twig key.



Loblolly Pine, An Important Tree in North America

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Pinus taeda, A Top 100 Common Tree in North America