May 29, 2007
Those who care about trees will find advice on pruning and related topics in The National Arbor Day Foundation's free booklet, "How to Prune Young Shade Trees. " From pruning in the early years of a tree's life, to learning how to strengthen trees by removing branches, this illustrated, easy-to-follow guide offers timely and practical tips. For your free copy, send your name and address to How To Prune, National Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City NE 68410 or go to www.arborday.
June 21, 2006
With hundreds of species of trees growing in Maryland and throughout the Eastern and Central regions of the United States, the average person might be hard-pressed to recognize and name more than just a handful. "What Tree Is That?", a 72-page pocket guide, is available from The National Arbor Day Foundation. The book begins by noting the distinguishing characteristics that separate one tree species from another. Dozens of detailed drawings illustrate the specific shapes and textures of different leaves, needles, acorns, berries, seedpods, cones and other identifying features.
February 21, 2007
Ten free Colorado blue spruce trees will be given to each person from Maryland who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during February. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Members also receive a subscription to the Foundation's colorful bimonthly publication "Arbor Day" and "The Tree Book" with information about tree planting and care.
June 19, 2007
The National Arbor Day Foundation has a resource available to help the average person identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. "What Tree Is That?" is a 72-page pocket guidebook that helps distinguish different characteristics of many species of trees in Maryland and the Eastern and Central regions of the U.S. The book also includes dozens of detailed drawings that illustrate the shapes and textures of different leaves, needles, acorns, berries, seed pods, cones and other identifying features.
April 25, 2007
Ten free shade trees will be given to each person who joins the National Arbor Day Foundation during April as part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America campaign. The 10 shade trees are red oak, sugar maple, weeping willow, green ash, thornless honeylocust, pink oak, river birch, tuliptree, silver maple and red maple. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in April or May, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6-inch to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge.
March 20, 2007
Ten free white flowering dogwood trees will be given to each person who joins The National Arbor Day Foundation during March. The free trees are part of the nonprofit foundation's Trees for America Campaign. "White flowering dogwoods will add year-round beauty to your home and neighborhood," said John Rosenow, the foundation's president. "Dogwoods have showy spring flowers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries, which attract songbirds all winter. " The trees will be shipped postpaid between March 1 and May 31, with enclosed planting instructions.
April 7, 1999
Why do we have Arbor Day? According to the National Arbor Day Foundation based in Nebraska City, Neb., the first Arbor Day was celebrated in Nebraska in 1872, in response to a state proclamation urging settlers and homesteaders to plant trees that would provide shade, shelter, fruit, fuel and beauty for residents of the largely treeless plains. The Arbor Day idea was promoted by Julius Sterling Morton, an editor of the Nebraska City News. Now, Arbor Day is a nationally celebrated observance that encourages tree planting and tree care.
April 6, 2000
For the 15th year, Hagerstown received a "Tree City USA," designation by the National Arbor Day Foundation and to celebrate, Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II helped plant five, eight-foot flowering cherry trees along Walnut Lane at City Park Wednesday afternoon. Bruchey said it was a honor for the city to be part of the program and presented a proclamation in recognition of Arbor Day. To be known as a "Tree City," a community must have a tree care ordinance, forestry program, tree department and observe Arbor Day, said Douglas H. Stull, public works manager for the city.
May 14, 2007
Employees from Citi Hagerstown partnered with the Citicorp Family Center and planted three pin oak trees on the center's lawn May 1 in celebration of Arbor Day. Before the trees were planted, Citi Hagerstown Site President Deb Gorbsky explained the significance of the holiday to the children. Darnell Shaffer, child-care center team leader, said the children dedicated the trees to some special people. The first tree, tied with a pink ribbon, honored the memory of Betty Clopper, an educator and child advocate who often visited the center and read to the children.
August 6, 2004
email@example.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The third leg of the Tour de Trees rolled into Chambersburg Wednesday afternoon where riders paused on their 425-mile journey to help plant a chinquapin oak in Memorial Park. Unlike a more famous bicycling event in France, there is no yellow jersey for each day's leader. Mostly, the approximately 50 riders for the Tree Research & Education Endowment Fund wore green. "We're riding for research. Every rider raises $3,500" to take part in the event, said Phil Baker of Richmond, Va., who was participating in his sixth ride.