ECU Tree Trail & Arboretum
ECU’s Tree Trail follows along paved surfaces to offer a tour of arbor attraction here on our campus. www.ecu.edu
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Recent Articles in the Daily Reflector
Take a look at some recent articles in the Daily Reflector.
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How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard
“A forest is much more than what you see,” says ecologist Suzanne Simard. Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led to an astounding discovery — trees talk, often and over vast distances. Learn more about the harmonious yet complicated social lives of trees and prepare to see the natural world with new eyes.
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India Man Plants Forest Bigger Than Central Park to Save His Island
Since 1979, Jadav Payeng has been planting hundreds of trees on an Indian island threatened by erosion. In this film, photographer Jitu Kalita…
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TreesCharlotte Activity Sheet
Download our activity sheet for children that includes a maze, word search and crossword puzzle.
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The Tree with Leaves
First there was a tree that Sharon Rhue painted and the tree went to the Dream Park. And Meagan wrote questions for the children to help them think about trees.
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“How Could We Lose This Forest?” – Searching for the DAR Memorial Forest
“How could we lose this forest?” It’s a history mystery we’d been working on for more than two weeks when Molly Tartt, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in western North Carolina, asked me that in an email. Indeed, how does a 50-acre forest vanish from maps and memory?
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Thank You Lakeforest Elementary
As you might expect for an organization such as ReLeaf, a highlight of our year is Arbor Day. Each year we select an elementary school to celebrate with. Last April, it was Lakeforest Elementary, where we received such a warm welcome, that we just have to tell you about it once again.
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How Do I Prune My Crapemyrtle?
No matter where I go someone asks or comments about pruning crapemyrtles. Since it is the time of year when many people prune crapemyrtles, it is a good time to review the process.
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Tree Fertilizer
How long has it been since trees in your landscape have been fertilized? Soil testing is one way to determine if fertilization is needed. Another way is to look at the tree. Symptoms of a nutrient deficient tree include a slow growth rate, smaller than normal foliage, off-color foliage, increasing dead branches, tip die back, and increased insect and disease problems. It is important to make sure that a lack of nutrients is the problem before fertilizing.
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Tree Myths
Pruning is only for large trees. It is easier to prune trees when they are small versus waiting until they are large to correct problems.
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