Entries by Carey Blankenship

BE A GEORGIA TREE KNOW-IT-ALL: SASSAFRAS TREE

Get to know Georgia’s beautiful array of trees and how you can take care of your own! Each month, we feature some of the most popular trees in the state. This month, we are showcasing the Sassafras tree (Sassafras albidum). Learn all about the Sassafras below! Sources: https://www.arborday.org/trees/treeguide/TreeDetail.cfm?ItemID=917 https://plants.usda.gov/plantguide/pdf/cs_saal5.pdf https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=saal5 Premier Tree is your local […]

BE A GEORGIA TREE KNOW-IT-ALL: YELLOW-POPLAR TREE

Get to know Georgia’s beautiful array of trees and how you can take care of your own! Each month, we feature some of the most popular trees in the state. This month, we are showcasing the Yellow-Poplar tree (Liriodendron tulipifera). Learn all about the Yellow-Poplar below! Sources: https://www.thoughtco.com/identifying-the-yellow-poplar-tree-1343175 https://www.psu.edu/dept/nkbiology/naturetrail/speciespages/poplar.htm http://identifythatplant.com/yellow-poplar-liriodendron-tulipifera/ https://www.uky.edu/hort/Tulip-Poplar Premier Tree is your […]

They Speak For the Trees: Awesome Nonprofits Working to Save Trees

There are lots of outside elements affecting our trees. Increased forest fires, continuing human population growth, the spread of new diseases, and other environmental disasters are all negatively impacting our forest numbers and tree health. But, the good news is that there are numerous fantastic nonprofits created to help continue our forests and keep trees […]

Why Pruning Is Needed for Trees

Trees are absolutely necessary for our happiness and our health. They provide us with much-needed shade, look gorgeous standing tall and strong, and keep our environment livable. But, when we grow trees in our own backyard and they’re left to their own devices, sometimes they can end up growing in a way that is dangerous […]

Tips for Cutting Your Own Christmas Tree

Since the holiday season is here, we’ve got some fun tree-related facts for you. Did you know that there are about 25-30 million Christmas trees sold in the U.S. every year? In fact, there are close to 350 million trees currently growing on farms in the U.S. alone. It’s no wonder that Christmas trees are […]