Tree Talk

Tree Talk

Surprise trees in the Sahara Desert

Surprise trees in the Sahara Desert

Satellite imagery has become the biggest tool for counting the world’s trees. A recent survey showed that a part of ...
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Find native trees and plants for your yard

Find native trees and plants for your yard

Scientists and environmentalists urge us to see the plants in our gardens as part of nature and not just exterior ...
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10 tips for planting under trees

10 tips for planting under trees

As a tree grows and its branches and roots expand, the area around it can become a barren wasteland. The ...
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Hugging the Arbutus tree

Hugging the Arbutus tree

Botanist Diana Beresford-Kroeger recommends that people living on the West Coast “should hug the broad-leafed and cinnamon-coloured Arbutus tree (Arbutus ...
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How much is your tree worth?

How much is your tree worth?

A single tree featured in a home yard has a higher dollar value than a tree in the middle of ...
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Prune your trees and bushes in the right place

Prune your trees and bushes in the right place

When a branch is cut back to the main trunk, to a lateral branch or to a lateral bud, a ...
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“Naomi’s Tree” inspired a book and numerous grafts

“Naomi’s Tree” inspired a book and numerous grafts

A cherry tree that inspired award-winning Canadian author Joy Kogawa was damaged in a fierce windstorm that swept across southern ...
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Re-purpose your Christmas tree

Re-purpose your Christmas tree

Is your Christmas tree still in the lane? Put the tree in your backyard instead to provide benefits for wildlife ...
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Go inside a tree

Go inside a tree

In one day, a large tree can lift 100 gallons of water out of the ground and discharge it into ...
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17 tips for protecting your trees and plants from deer

17 tips for protecting your trees and plants from deer

It's exciting to first see deer on your property, but deer can quickly decimate decorative trees, shrubs and fruit trees ...
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7 fast-growing shade trees to slash your Hydro bill

7 fast-growing shade trees to slash your Hydro bill

When the weather heats up in the summer, we often increase our Hydro costs by using air conditioners to cool ...
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How to make your yard bird-friendly

How to make your yard bird-friendly

Help birds suffering from climate change and habitat loss with dozens of tips from Audubon. The secret to success lies ...
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When trees and buildings meet

When trees and buildings meet

The current revival of green architecture began in the 1970s, when architects and engineers began to incorporate green roofs and ...
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The effects of trees on safer driving

The effects of trees on safer driving

Did you know tree-lined streets make driving safer? Urban foresters, road designers, and city planners encourage tree planting not only ...
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Using trees to scrub toxic particles from the air

Using trees to scrub toxic particles from the air

A recent study found that certain trees remove particles from the air. Birch, the best-performing tree, removed 79 percent of ...
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Do trees talk to each other?

Do trees talk to each other?

In his book, The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate, German forester and author Peter Wohlleben ...
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Crown shyness

Crown shyness

A natural phenomenon called "crown shyness" occurs because the uppermost branches of certain tree species don't like to touch one ...
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Why plant trees in square holes

Why plant trees in square holes

Did you know planting trees in square holes makes them grow stronger and faster? Round holes promote a circular root ...
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Trees can make you happier and safer

Trees can make you happier and safer

Research suggests that being around trees is good for our mental and social well-being. Being in close relationship to trees ...
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