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It’s National Arbor Day 2018!

Today is National Arbor Day! Happy National Arbor Day! The national tree for the United States is the family of oaks, known as Quercus. This is a leaf from a red oak tree. But there are many different varieties of oaks that grow abundantly in our nation. Among them are the: White Oak, Black Oak, Willow Oak, […]

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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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Come See the Leaf Critters’ Exhibit!

Leaf Critters will be an exhibitor this Saturday at the Matthews Earth Day – come see us at Booth #4!

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Oklahoma’s Arbor Day – 2018

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. This year the dates are March 25-31. I’m Buddy Redbud and I’m here to tell […]

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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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The Tulip Poplar Leaf | What Does a Tulip Poplar Leaf Look Like?

Here is what the Tulip Poplar leaf looks like. The tulip poplar tree is known by quite a few common names. Some of which are: Tuliptree Tulip Magnolia Yellow Poplar and Whitewood Each refers to the same tree. The tulip poplar is not a poplar, but a member of the magnolia family. The leaves resemble the shape of […]

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The Redbud Leaf | What Does a Redbud Leaf Look Like?

Here is what the Redbud leaf looks like. There are many varieties of the redbud tree in North America. Some have green leaves in the spring and some have red leaves from spring-to-fall. The Ruby falls weeping redbud has leaves emerge maroon-red color turning into a deeper shade of violet as summer progresses. The redbud tree flowers […]

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