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Title / Author Tags Date
Midwest maple syrup producers adapt to record warm winter, uncertainty as climate changes
Geoff Stellfox, Grist
Trees 3/30/24
This Is Why Some People Put Netting Over Trees
Melany Love, Taste of Home
Trees 9/2/21
5 Tips for Choosing the Best Trees to Plant in Your Yard
Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens
Plant Recommendations, Trees 8/23/21
The secret social lives of trees
Jonny Thomson, Big Think
Book Club, Trees 5/25/21
The Newest Status Symbol for High-Net Worth Homeowners: Trophy Trees (Requires subscription?)
Katherine Clarke, Wall Street Journal
Trees 4/22/21
Picking the right tree or shrub for your garden can be tricky. Here are tips to keep in mind.
Beth Botts, Chicago Tribune
Plant Selection, Shrubs, Trees 4/18/21
Home Designs Landscaping around trees: 10 stunning ways to bring them into your plot
Holly Crossley, Gardening etc.
Landscape Design, Trees 4/10/21
Trees for Pots
My Garden Life
Container Gardening, Trees 4/7/21
Gardening expert David Domoney shares clever hack to check a tree is healthy using a penny
Rebecca Knight, Gardening etc.
Trees 4/1/21
Outdoor tree lighting ideas: 11 ways to create a gorgeously glowing scene
Holly Crossley, Gardening etc.
Trees 2/14/21
6 Signs of Potentially Hazardous Trees
My Garden Life
Trees 2/10/21
How to move a tree: top tips for replanting trees and shrubs
Sarah Wilson, Gardening etc.
Trees 1/30/21
How to remove a tree stump: follow our practical guide
Sarah Wilson, Gardening etc.
Trees 11/24/20
The best trees for autumn colour
Gardens Illustrated
Fall Gardening, Plant Selection, Trees 8/26/19
Tree Planting 101 (Hint: It's Not What You've Heard)
Old House Journal
Planting, Trees 1/18/19
12 Small Trees for a Big Landscape Look
My Garden Life
Trees 5/17/18
Watering Trees & Shrubs
The Morton Arboretum
Shrubs, Trees, Watering
How To Plant Trees
The Morton Arboretum
Planting, Trees

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