Entries by Michelle Lee

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 […]

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 […]

BE A GEORGIA TREE KNOW-IT-ALL: SPRUCE PINE

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 spruce pine (Pinus glabra Walt.). Learn all about the spruce pine below!               […]

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 […]

BE A GEORGIA TREE KNOW-IT-ALL: EASTERN HEMLOCK

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 Eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis (L.) Carr.). Learn all about the Eastern hemlock below!             […]

Rake It Off: Why You Need to Rake Regularly

When autumn is upon us, that means it’s time for beautiful leaves to fall and decorate the ground. The bright yellows, reds, and oranges are fun to look at, but they are less fun to rake up if they’re littering your yard. You may be tempted to stop and think through whether or not you […]