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Native Conifers Dominate Our Winter Forests

story and photos by Rob Zimmer Printed with permission by the Wild Ones Journal and Rob Zimmer Nature provides stunning seasonal beauty with the many species of conifers that call North America home. They thrive in just about every habitat, and make exceptional landscape choices for those who wish to bring nature home, especially for […]

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Prairie-Oak Ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest

text and photos by Eileen Stark Plants, the primary producers on this planet, belong to irreplaceable, intricate ancient ecosystems, within which they support and depend on other species – both flora and fauna – to survive. I like to think of it as an everlasting give and take. These systems are so complex that even minor […]

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Urban Tree Selection in a Changing Climate

by Bert Cregg and Dana Ellison Michigan State University, Department of Horticulture and Department of Forestry Current climate projections indicate that mean global temperatures will increase 1-2oC (2-4oF) by 2050 and increase an additional 1-3oC (2-5oF) by the end of the century (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] 2007). In the Great Lakes region, summer […]

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Filtering Stormwater with Trees: A Case Study

by Sandra Tremblay Last fall, StormTree in partnership with the Northern Rhode Island Conservation District (NRICD) completed the installation of three tree filter systems for stormwater management on the North Scituate village green, the home of the Scituate Art Festival, which draws an annual attendance of close to 100,000 during each Columbus Day weekend. The […]

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Preserving Trees Through Collaboration

by CJ Lammers Preserving large trees in a new or renovated landscape is a complex task that requires the collaboration of many different professionals to be successful. Not only does the landscape designer need to understand the trees and their requirements for nutrients, light and air, but so do the architect and/or engineer designing the […]

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Climate Change Reshaping Urban Tree Populations

by Frank Carini This article in EcoRI News and is reprinted here with permission. By the end of this century, scientists predict southern New England’s seas will rise some three feet, and without major cuts to greenhouse gas emissions, they say summers here will soon resemble Georgia’s dog days. Like the rest of the planet, […]

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