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