Trees and Me
Trees are such an important part of our existence; our health and wellbeing, our joy, our laughter. We promote tree education, safety and fun resources to help our friends and neighbors learn to enjoy trees and all they have to offer. we encourage young children to learn about all the wonderful things trees have in store. Have questions or comments? Leave your remarks right under the article of choice.
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© Contributed by Leanne Guenther: Trees are an important part of our world. They provide wood for building and pulp for making paper. They provide habitats (homes) for all sorts of insects, birds and other animals. Many types of fruits and nuts come from trees — including apples, oranges, walnuts, pears and peaches. Even the sap of trees is useful as food for insects and for making maple syrup — yum!
Trees also help to keep our air clean and our ecosystems healthy. We breathe in oxygen and breathe out carbon dioxide. Trees breathe in carbon dioxide and breathe out oxygen. We’re perfect partners!
Tree Facts for Kids
Kids Encyclopedia Facts: A tree is a tall plant with a trunk and branches made of wood. Trees can live for many years. The oldest tree ever discovered is approximately 5,000 years old and the oldest tree from the UK is about 1,000. The four main parts of a tree are the roots, the trunk, the branches, and the leaves.
The roots of a tree are usually under the ground. However, this is not always true. The roots of the mangrove tree are often under water. A single tree has many roots. The roots carry nutrients and water from the ground through the trunk and branches to the leaves of the tree. They can also breathe in air. Sometimes, roots are specialized into aerial roots, which can also provide support, as is the case with the banyan tree. Read More at: Kids.Kiddle.co/Tree
Field Guide to Trees
Wherever you live, you’re probably not too far from a tree.
Whether in a forest, a park, your backyard, or simply on a city sidewalk, trees provide homes for critters, shade for humans, and even protection for our Earth by absorbing harmful carbon dioxide. Get to know them a little better with these tips.
DO’S AND DON’TS: When you’re out for a tree walk, stay safe and be smart.
DO take a trusted adult with you whenever you go out to explore.
DON’T lick or eat seeds, bark, or leaves. Some trees, like the Pacific Yew, have highly poisonous parts. Read More at: National Geographic Kids
The Importance of Trees; KidZone
KidZone Science - © Contributed by Leanne Guenther: Trees are an important part of our world. They provide wood for building and pulp for making paper. They provide habitats (homes) for all [...]
Changing Lives In A Positive Way
By Arbor Day Foundation | August 31, 2020 Two years ago this September, Hurricane Florence swept in from the Atlantic and devastated large sections of the eastern seaboard with terrifying winds up to [...]
The Importance of Trees for Kids: Teaching the Next Generation
By Erica Loop in Thinking Sustainably on Tom's of Maine online As a parent who understands what trees do for all of us, you probably also understand the importance of trees for [...]
3 Things You Didn’t Know Trees Did for You
From Conservation International - Morgan Lynch: Without forests, life on Earth as we know it would be unthinkable. Regular readers of this blog know that forests are home to a wealth of [...]
What is an Arborist?
Why Hire an Arborist? Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist [...]
Tree Hazards and Risks
Managing Hazards and Risk Trees provide numerous benefits to those living and working in the urban environment, which increase with tree size and age. However, older and larger trees are also more likely [...]
Pruning Proper pruning technique is important for a healthy tree. Please review our animated Tree Pruning Guide as well as videos on why pruning is necessary, the rules of pruning, and the ABCs of pruning. When to [...]
Tree Watering: when, how, and how much
Tree Watering Tree watering is a key part of tree care, but it is difficult to recommend an exact amount due to the variety of climates. A few guidelines will help you [...]
Now is the time. The time for trees
National Arbor Day Foundation - Now is the time. The time for trees. Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and [...]
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Trees as Art
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Some of Our Work
A snapshot of our recent work includes expert trimming of Japanese Maples, planting design and consultation, and removal of dead and decaying trees to give new life to formerly overcrowded spaces.
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