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Leaf Critters | Fall Maple

The trees are changing again. This time we see the silver maple and it is transforming into a vibrant red this fall in Carolina! Not to be missed, keep your eyes open for a glimpse of these beauties!

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Leaf Critters | Fall News

The Dogwood Tree is the Next Tree to Have its Fall-time Leaves Turn Color It is late, very late, September in the Piedmont of North Carolina where this wonderful display of color was discovered. With even an overcast and rainy day, these colors cannot be diminished. Keep an eye out for this type of understory […]

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Fall is in the Air

So if you love trees at all, you have noticed that one of our favorite trees, the Japanese Cherry, has already shed its leaves. Why? Why are these beautiful trees bald already when other trees, like maples and oaks haven’t even turned color? Well, the first in, first out rule applies here. Cherry trees are […]

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When Is National Arbor Day?

When is National Arbor Day in 2021? It will be April 30, 2021. Did you know that there is a national tree for the United States — but it’s not a specific tree but is the family of oaks, known as Quercus. But there are many different varieties of oaks that grow abundantly in our […]

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Virginia’s Arbor Day

The Second Friday in April is Virginia’s Arbor Day! And its home state tree is the Flowering Dogwood. These leaves unfold a bit after the tree blossoms with its well-known 4 bract flowers. They are conspicuous (that is, showy) and herald the incoming of warmer spring weather. The leaves are somewhat egg-shaped and have deep […]

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West Virginia’s Arbor Day

The Second Friday in April is West Virginia’s State Arbor Day! And its home state tree is the Sugar Maple. These leaves emerge as a bright spring green and mature to a darker green during the summer months. It has keys as seed/fruit that are like helicopter blades. It’s well known for the sap that […]

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Oklahoma’s Arbor Day

As you now know, each state has its own Arbor Day. And Oklahoma is next in line! Oklahoma uses an entire week to celebrate its arbor day. The celebration goes on during the last full week of March each year. I’m Buddy Redbud and I’m here to tell you about Oklahoma’s state tree – which […]

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Today is North Carolina’s Arbor Day 2018

Did you know that each state has it’s own Arbor Day? Well it’s a fact! And today is the first Friday after March 15th, which is North Carolina’s defined state arbor day. Our state tree is the pine (no specific pine) but the Genus Pinus (1963). It has great bark and the leaves are needle-like […]

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Out with the Old | In with the New!

Hi – Maggie Magnolia here, with breaking news that the magnolia tree is shedding some of its leaves! How can this BE??? We know that my home tree is an evergreen! Well, check it out, each year some of the magnolia’s leaves turn a beautiful bright yellow as they die off and leave the tree. […]

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Spring is Here!

Hi – Shuggie Maple here, reporting that Spring has sprung in the Southeast!  And the Sugar Maple trees are dropping their fruit – those fantastic flying wings – everywhere! Take a look! Then check out the new spring leaves from my home tree!

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