Tag Archives: Trees

Arbor Day

The first Friday in March (the 7th) is when Tennessee celebrates Arbor Day (last Friday in April for KY and VA), a time to appreciate and celebrate trees.  The dictionary defines a tree as “a woody perennial plant having a … Continue reading

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Sassafras

Sassafras is a very common tree in our area, but is seldom used for much these days.  In colonial times however, it was once in more demand as an export to England than was tobacco. Sassafras once had the reputation … Continue reading

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The Future Forest

Change is inevitable as they say, even to long-lived life forms such as trees.  Our area presently have a fairly uniform oak-hickory type forest (average age 60 to 110 years) in the upland ridges, and young mixed hardwood forests in … Continue reading

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