October 12, 2021

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 […]
October 26, 2021

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 […]
November 16, 2021

Tree of the Week: Common Witch Hazel

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager It’s not unusual to see spring flowering woody plants push out a few blooms in late summer or even further into […]
November 23, 2021

Tree of the Week: Sweetgum

The redheaded stepchild of the urban forest, Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua) is, based on my experience fielding complaints from the public, the most hated tree in our […]
December 11, 2021

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 […]
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