Next time you’re out for a walk in our lovely neighborhood, try this experiment. See whether you can imagine the hidden world below your feet.
Start with this metaphor: a tree is like a wine glass on a dinner plate (video is 1 minute, 38 seconds).
So, even at an appreciable distance from a nearby tree, you’re standing on a plate of soil filled with the tree’s small, tiny, and teensy roots, together with the “dinner” of water and nutrients that feed the tree!
Oh, wait, scratch that: you’re probably standing on a section of multiple, overlapping dinner plates. A massively intertwined network of roots reaching out in all directions from multiple trees:
Wait, there’s more! Continue reading The Invisible World
Your Tree Watch chair and his wife dropped by the Arnold Arboretum during a recent trip to Boston.
What a thrill.
I thought I’d tell you about two trees at the Arnold Arboretum. We made an effort to locate them, because we thought they’d like to hear some familiar voices. Continue reading Far From Home
There’s just something about big trees, isn’t there?
Join Jim as he pays a visit to one of his favorite big trees in Inman Park.
To view the list of Atlanta champion trees, click on the image below:
To view a registry of U.S. Champions, click on this image:
Oh, and by the way, the top photo is a shot of that champion willow oak in Virginia.
On a beautiful Saturday morning, Tree Watch pruners Jim Abbot and Ken Taber set out for Highland Avenue and its gaudy new redbud trees (Cercis canadensis), a selection by a Tennessee nurseryman which he named “The Rising Sun.” Continue reading Pruning Tip #2: It’s Alive!!!
Hi, Jim. What’s shakin’? You got a minute?
Sure, Jim. What’s on your mind?
Time and space, huh?
Tell me more, Einstein. Continue reading Jim vs. Jim
If you’re like the team here at Inman Park Tree Watch, you have moments these days when you think, “Help! Where can I go to take a break from this insanity?”
Well, here’s what we do: we open the front door and walk outside. Continue reading Cure for Trump Exhaustion
A couple of weeks ago we issued a challenge. Having noted that our neighbors Bob and Wendy Palmer Patterson (NW corner of Euclid and Hurt) have one of the most beautiful and interesting yards in Inman Park, we asked y’all to try to identify three trees located there.
Well, here’s the answer! (Click on photo to enlarge.)
Okay, so you flunked that one. In fact, we did not receive one single guess! Sigh. Continue reading Time’s Up!