Tree of the Week

January 5, 2022

Tree of the Week: Central Fields Sycamore

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager This American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis), located just off of Central Fields in Forest Park, has been one of my favorite trees […]
January 19, 2022

Tree of the Week: White Mulberry

By Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager White mulberry, Morus alba, has previously been featured in Tree of the Week. I didn’t have a lot of good things […]
January 25, 2022

Tree of the Week: Osage orange

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Osage orange, Maclura pomifera, is a tree possessed of many strange qualities. The standout is its fruit, those softball-sized “oranges”, “hedge […]
February 8, 2022

Tree of the Week: Lightening Strikes!

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager Trees, so often being the high points in landscapes, naturally attract a fair number of lightning strikes. The resulting damage is […]
February 13, 2022

Exclude Included Bark

By: Mark Halpin, Forestry Manager The very words send shivers down the spine of urban foresters everywhere. Four dread syllables, sounding the gunshot-crack of catastrophic tree […]
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