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(credit:  Pennsylvania Horticultural Society)

PA Horticultural Society Offers Tree Care Training

Lots of trees fell during the hurricane, so first that means clean up, and then, replanting. If you’d like to pitch in, consider becoming a ‘Tree Tender’ for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.

11/12/2012

(credit: Phran Novelli)

Southern Magnolia Moves North

Magnolia grandiflora is native to the southeastern US, from about Virginia on south, but these days there are lots of cultivars that do great in our zones;

06/20/2012

(credit:  Urban Tree Connection)

Transforming A Neighborhood

Urban Tree Connection, a greening experiment that began a decade ago, turned a violent blighted neighborhood into an inner city farm, providing new opportunities for growth throughout the community.

06/18/2012

(credit:  From Phran Novelli)

Gardening Gifts For Dad

What’s a good gift for Father’s Day? That’s hard to say depending on your dad, but here are a few ideas if he likes to garden.

06/13/2012

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Tulip Poplar

At a property edge or woodland, the Tulip Poplar can provide great shade while attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.

05/23/2012

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

A Gardening Tip You’ll Dig

Even though we’ve had some rain, much of the ground is still hard and dry. Wetting it slightly before digging to plant trees, divide perennials or move overgrown plants will make your project much easier.

05/02/2012

(credit:  Morris Arboretum)

Plant A Tree For Arbor Day

Arbor Day is Friday a good reminder to plant a tree or three this year – and help meet the goal to plant ONE MILLION trees in our region.

04/25/2012

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Water Dry Soil Around Newly Planted Trees

Our lack of snow this winter, sparse spring showers, early summer temperatures and windy days have really dried out our soil. So, any trees or shrubs planted less than a year ago may need watering.

04/17/2012

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Crabapples For Three Seasons

Trees that flower in spring are hard to resist, and luckily, lots of nice little native trees are among them, including crabapples.

04/10/2012

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

Squirrels Plant Oaks

Squirrels are happy to race around stuffing acorns in the ground – which is great because we really need more oak trees.

11/07/2011

(credit:  Phran Novelli)

It’s Easier For Small Shrubs To Survive Summer

Small shrubs survive summer more easily because they don’t have the thirsty roots of larger shrubs or trees.

08/08/2011

(credit:  Haverford Arboretum)

A Blooming Good Tour At Haverford Arboretum

This Saturday you can enjoy the Haverford Arboretum in early summer bloom while learning what to look for when you go plant shopping

05/30/2011

(credit: John McDevitt)

Philly HS Students Planting Trees In Center City

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A group of high school students took part in an outdoor lesson yesterday on the importance of planting trees in Philadelphia’s historic district. Rocco Scalzo, 16, of Abraham Lincoln high school in the […]

12/03/2010

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