There’s a tree growing out of this tree!
How can it be? This photo was taken (credit, Gilbert Armijo, City of Albuquerque DMD) at the Holiday Park/Community Center in Albuquerque. It is known as a “sport,” or “witches broom” and is defined by ISA as the “abnormal development of multiple secondary shoots, forming a broomlike effect”. Sports are caused by a hormone, stimulated…Read More
Parr Orchard Project – Taos, NM
Taos celebrated Arbor Day 2015 by transforming an asphalt parking lot into a thriving orchard at Parr Elementary School. The project was energized with strong community involvement, with leadership from Ben Wright and the Taos Heartwood Coalition and support from numerous local businesses and organizations, Taos Schools, and the Town of Taos. Volunteers planted 25…Read More
Exploring the Interactions Between Transportation, Urban Forestry, and Climate Change Mitigation
Transportation planning significantly impacts urban growth, and the transportation community is actively looking for climate mitigation strategies. One of the most significant benefits that urban forests provide to cities is climate change mitigation, through a variety of mechanisms including direct carbon sequestration, cooling of urban heat islands, building energy savings, and decrease of volatile emissions…Read More
The Hole Truth About Planting Holes
by Joran Viers Which is better: planting a five-dollar tree in a fifty-dollar hole, or planting a fifty-dollar tree in a five-dollar hole? Don’t worry, it’s a rhetorical quiz and the answer appears below. No points will be deducted. What I’m trying to get at is a question that was at the heart of a…Read More