Tree of the Week: Christmas Tree

Pictured: A Christmas tree in its natural environment; this particular specimen provides habitat for over 23 species of ornaments, which would otherwise be confined to boxes in a dark basement. […]

Tree of the Week: Arborvitae

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Arborvitae (“tree of life”, unusual for having a Latin common name) refers to a number of trees in the Thuja genus. In St. Louis this […]

Tree of the Week: Pond cypress

Pond cypress (Taxodium ascendens) By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Bald cypress is a magnificent tree, both aesthetically and ecologically, but it has a couple faults that cause people some hesitation […]