The Value of Christmas Trees

"...there is no reason why the joy associated with the Christmas evergreen may not be a means of arousing in the minds of children an appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees; and keen appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of trees is a long stop toward the will to plant and care for them (Arthur Sowder, US Forest Service, 1949)."

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Our Natural Stands

This picture was taken on Roan Mountain in the last few days. It's still another world up there -- a winter world even though everywhere else is starting to green up. I just wanted to let people see what Fraser fir and the native pests that affect them such as twig aphids, Cinara aphids, mites, and rosette bud mites are adapted too -- harsh conditions! So they can take the cold winter we've had this year.

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