Environmental Effects of Planting Non-Native Trees

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For most of the past 250 years, surprisingly it seems that Europe’s managed forests have been a net source of carbon, contributing to climate warming rather than mitigating it. The release of carbon otherwise stored in litter, dead wood, and soil carbon pools in managed forests was one key factor contributing to climate warming. Second, …

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Trees To Plant Near Sidewalks

Ruby Red Horse Chestnut tree

These are some of the best trees to plant near sidewalks. All of the trees compiled in this list do not typically grow large surface roots, so they can easily be planted in an urban environment, where green spaces are often constricted by asphalt or cement. These trees are also known for being resistant to …

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How to Prune Roses

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Roses are an extremely attractive addition to any garden, and in order to maintain their beauty and many years of wonderful blooms, it’s important to ensure that all dead wood, stumps at the base of the plant and any diseased material is cut away. Not only will you foster a healthy rose plant, but you …

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Types of Maple Trees

A common choice for the art of bonsai and the focal point of Canada’s national flag, Maple trees belong to the genus Acer and are available in more than 125 varieties. Also called aceretums, maple collections occupy many arboreta and gardens around the world including the Esveld Aceretum in Boskoop, Netherlands; Arnold Arboretum owned by …

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Trimming Crepe Myrtle Trees

Before you run outside, tools in hand, to trim your beautiful Crepe Myrtle tree, please read this article as it will save you time, embarrassment, and a pathetic looking tree. First, you must understand that just because you can buy tree trimming tools at Home Depot or ACE Hardware doesn’t mean you are qualified in …

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Meanings and Symbolism of Trees

What types of trees are in your yard? Do they have stories? What are the meanings and symbolism of trees around you? Over the centuries, forests have held mystery and enchantment to different cultures and faiths. Myths, legends, folklore and fairy tales included the woods and specific trees, some of which may be in your own …

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How to Trim Roses For Winter

red rose covered in frost

Snow and cold weather pose many hazards to roses, including freezing growth and damaging the plant. During winter, roses go dormant and grow poorly. As such, they should be given extra attention and care if you really want to last until spring. How to Prepare Roses for Winter Pruning and trimming your roses properly during …

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