Tree of the Week: Bald Cypress

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Bald Cypress, Taxodium distichum, always seems to look best in groves. Stepping into one of these groupings in the late fall or winter, when the […]

Tree of the Week: Post Oak

Quercus stellata, post oak, does not enjoy the prestige of its close relatives White Oak and Bur Oak. Its growth rate is glacial, even by the slow standards of its […]

Tree of the Week: Sourwood

By Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Oxydendrum arboreum, sourwood, is native to the American south, its range only approaching Missouri’s southeast border, but is often treated as a “near native.” There […]

Tree of the Week: River Birch

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager It was shocking for me to realize that, after a year (!) of doing Tree of the Week, I have yet to discuss the River […]