The Tree Goddess: The Lorax vs. The Truax

We all know the story of the Lorax – that witty and word-twisting story from Theodor Seuss Geisel that has taught generations of soon-to-be tree huggers about the consequences of wiping out whole species. I have always enjoyed this story… Continue Reading


Tree Goddess: Winter Storm Damage and Your Trees

The official first day of winter is fast approaching and, after the last couple of winters the Northstate has seen, I thought it a good idea to address the damage winter storms inflict on trees. Everybody loves fast-growing trees. Within… Continue Reading


Six Ways to (Unintentionally) Kill Your Tree

Generally, trees in an urban setting live only a fraction of their lifespan. The most common cause of death is the stress that a tree undergoes from neglect and/or bad practices. The following is a list of 6 ways you… Continue Reading

Celebrating Trees – Arbor Day at the Arboretum, TB Gardens

“Other holidays repose on the past. Arbor Day proposes the future.” – J. Sterling Morton – Founder of Arbor Day in 1872.

“Can I run out to the trees?” my 9-year old asks me on a regular if not daily basis. I almost always say yes. By “trees” my child is talking about a row of adolescent sycamores planted in a graceful curve as your enter our neighborhood. With their milky white … Continue Reading


In 2011, the World Marks ‘Year of Forests’

Happy new year everyone! This is a landmark year for forestry. The United Nations have designated 2011 as the International Year of Forests! The theme is “Celebrating Forests for People,” honoring the central role people play in sustainable management and… Continue Reading


Tree Goddess Finds New Friends in Oldest Arboretum

Recently I found myself whisked away over 3,000 miles from my home in the North State. I landed in unknown territory named Boston, Massachusetts. The skies were a bit overcast with lazy clouds and people busily crossed streets and avoided… Continue Reading