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The Dark Side of a Christmas Tradition

The custom began nearly 1000 years ago in Norse mythology, and because of it we tend to make light of an insidious problem for our trees! The myth: there once was a man named Odin who was married to a woman named Frigg. Together they had a son, Baldur. Frigg […]

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Thankful for 35 Years

As we approach that best of American holidays – Thanksgiving – we take a moment to reflect on our company and our 35th Anniversary that we have celebrated and continue to celebrate in 2019. Time has so quickly passed during that time, with all of life’s joys, challenges, and sorrows.  […]

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Of Cacti & Trees: A Diatribe of Drought!

As you walk outside your home or office on the hot days of Summer and Fall of 2019, allow that blast of heat that hits you to transport you 1,500 miles to the west, to a very different type of “woodland”. You see, if you find yourself walking among the […]

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Do Trees Harbor a Hidden Life?

Trees have some capabilities you might find surprising – some that could even be considered surprisingly human. Examples of these are revealed in a recent book written by German Forester Peter Wohlleben, The Hidden Life of Trees. Read more to find out how trees “talk” to other trees, “help” other trees, […]

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Trees Cut Down Transformed into Works of Art

Time had taken its toll on quite a few trees at the Atlanta Botanical Garden (ABG), and several others were in need of removal to make way for other projects. There were only a few people, however, that knew something special was planned for the afterlife of these trees. In […]

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Truffula Trees…or Woodbutchery?

It must be something about this time of year: driving around Atlanta I see so many trees that look as though they would be better suited to illustrate a book by Dr. Seuss!  Perhaps it is the trunks and branches which are devoid of leaves that reveal the wildest and […]

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The Wake of the Hurricane – Downey Trees Report from the Panhandle

January 18, 2019 Even today, three months after Hurricane Michael struck a section of the Florida Panhandle, the scene in the storm’s path becomes other-worldly: trees uprooted, leaning precariously, or completely snapped off at incongruous heights. Hundred-year-old Oak trees still standing, but with gnarled limbs resembling ghoulish arms, leaves mostly […]

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A Prison with No Shade: A Tribute

The back roads were dark and sinuous. It was well before sunup and the day promised to be hot and humid: even though it was it was past mid-September, the heat of summer showed no signs of releasing its grip. The destination was Andersonville National Cemetery to see what help […]

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