Keep it Simple: A stubborn little maple tree

Keep it Simple: A stubborn little maple tree Michael Jones Petoskey News (MI), 111616 Long after the red and sugar maples in the woods around our house gave up their leaves, this fall the 25-foot tall Norway maple in the front yard stubbornly clung to its full complement of fiery golden leaves. It wasn’t until More

Why Public Health Researchers are Looking to Urban Trees

For all its comforts and conveniences, urban living can be hard on your lungs. Around three million people around the world die prematurely due to the effects of air pollution every year according to the UN, and studies suggest that number could grow to 6.2 million people per year by 2050. Most of these deaths More

Join us for our biggest fall tree planting yet!

As fall sweeps through Michigan it’s almost impossible to ignore our state’s great trees. The crisp air, apple cider, and cozy evenings pale in comparison to the beauty of our fall leaves. Grand Rapids is lucky to have so many tree-lined streets and parks lighting up with golden fall colors. Some streets, however, aren’t so More

Felled MSU tree at least 350 years old

EAST LANSING – A massive white oak tree brought down by a summer thunderstorm stood tall for close to 200 years before the campus of the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan began growing up around it. The felled tree is likely between 350 and 400 years old. Every person to ever visit the More

The Great American Tree Competition

A nationwide competition is underway to locate the 2016 “Great American Tree.” The American Grove is looking for trees that have extraordinary fall color, or a unique flower, fruit, nut or leaf detail that sets them apart and makes them an exceptional and a truly “one-of-a-kind” tree. Nominations for the Great American Tree are due More

Citizen Forester: September Update

We’re reaching out to give Citizen Foresters and Citizen Forester trainees updates for the month of September!  Month In Review In the month of August we hosted 2 After Work Tree Times (AWTT), a tree ID class, 2 BBQ & Beautify events, 3 Community Forestry Input Sessions, we graduated 2 new Citizen Foresters and boogied at the Green Gala- Let’s More

#Hug2Give Social Media Campaign In Support Of American Forests

Last month, Eddie Bauer launched the #Hug2Give social media campaign with philanthropic ambassador Ryan Reynolds as part of The One Tree Initiative benefiting longtime partner American Forests.  You can join the #Hug2Give campaign by simply sharing a photo of you or a loved one hugging a tree on Instagram or Twitter, and tagging #OneTree, #Hug2Give, @EddieBauer and More

Confusion with Asian longhorned beetle look-alikes

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), August is Tree Check Month. Specifically, residents are encouraged to keep an eye out for signs of the extremely destructive Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). This invasive beetle, a native of China, could attack many of our valuable native tree More

100 years ago, people were eating things that most of us will never taste. So what happened?

Time travel back to 1905. Back in 1905, a book called “The Apples of New York” was published by the New York State Department of Agriculture. It featured hundreds of apple varieties of all shapes, colors, and sizes, including Thomas Jefferson’s personal favorite, the Esopus Spitzenburg. That was 110 years ago, when commercial apple orchards More

Citizen Forester: August Update

CITIZEN FORESTER UPDATE! We’re reaching out to give Citizen Foresters and Citizen Forester trainees updates for the month of August!  Month In Review This past month we hosted 4 After Work Tree Times (AWTT), 2 Citizen Forester Classes, a BBQ & Beautify event at Richmond Park, and we graduated 5 new Citizen Foresters- Let’s recap! More