A Message from Trees?

A Message from Trees?

Just west of Kalamazoo, Michigan, there is a small grove of juvenile sugar maple trees, with thin, distorted trunks and scars. It is simultaneously arresting and chilling to see them. Some are at least 12 feet in height; more stalks than trees, without branches or...
Countdown to Arbor Day 2018!

Countdown to Arbor Day 2018!

It’s been 145 years since one million trees were planted during the first American Arbor Day celebration in the state of Nebraska. Today this celebration of the vital role of trees in our communities and in our lives has spread to all 50 states and scores of countries...
Thank Your Trees

Thank Your Trees

The next time you step outside and inhale fresh air, Thank Your Trees! The next time you drink a glass of fresh, clean water, Thank Your Trees! The next time you sit in a chair or sleep in a bed, Thank Your Trees! The next time you eat a piece of fruit, Thank Your...
Show Your Love This Earth Day: Plant Trees!

Show Your Love This Earth Day: Plant Trees!

Earth Day 2018 is April 22nd  What can Tree Guardians do to express love and appreciation for our beautiful planet, contribute to our communities and help our neighbors? Plant trees! Not only do trees add beauty to our neighborhoods, they improve the quality of air we...
25 Lessons from Trees: Resilience

25 Lessons from Trees: Resilience

One of the many news reports I heard on NPR about the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico caught my attention. It was about a tree. According to the NPR report, one of the most dramatic, visual impacts of the hurricane on Puerto Rico was the denuding of its...
Beauty & Wonder of Trees at Peggy Noetbaert Museum

Beauty & Wonder of Trees at Peggy Noetbaert Museum

The Beauty and Wonder of Trees Project is currently on exhibition at the Peggy Notebaert/Chicago Nature Museum, located in Lincoln Park. This dream-come-true showcase for children and their grown-ups seeks to reveal the humanity and altruism of trees through images of...