Hug This Pumpkin Tree

pumpkin on a stick

With Halloween quickly approaching an excellent tree to hug is the Solanum Pumpkin Tree. Now, to be clear the pumpkin tree is not so much a tree as it is a smallish plant, but it is the perfect “tree” for Halloween. Solanum is the botanical name for a group of specific plants with sub-categories of plants […]

The Lorax Movie Coming Soon!

In case you missed the news, The Lorax Movie is on the way! Due to hit theaters March 02, 2012, the film features the voices of Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Betty White, Rob Riggle and Taylor Swift. Check out the awesome trailer below. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment have turned the much-loved Dr. […]

How to: plant trees in the fall

planting trees in the fall

Fall is a really good time of year to plant trees, at your home, or elsewhere. However, if you’re planting a tree near your home, not in a wide open space, you will need to take some planting tips into consideration. Think about how you’ll see the tree, once it’s taller, from your home’s windows. […]

Celebrate Arbor Day in your neck of the woods

celebrate arbor day

Arbor Day is coming up fast – April 30th this year – although state and international Arbor Day celebrations may vary. Last week I posted some ideas for how to celebrate Arbor Day if you happen to live in Portland, Oregon (like me). However, obviously if you’re not in PDX you can still celebrate. First […]

Green Book Review: How to Plant a Tree

how to plant a tree

Review summary: How to Plant a Tree is a great gift for Arbor Day, Earth Day or another special event. The book is beautifully designed, packed with interesting tree facts and has few cons. Although one con is significant – I’d overall recommend this book for tree lovers or anyone interested in keeping the planet […]

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