Trees, Water, and Sustainability

Apr 26 by in Arbor Day, General, Nature, Trees tagged , , , , with 2 comments

White Mountain National Forest - New HampshireThe Arbor Day Foundation works with many corporate partners to continue the important work of tree planting. Enterprise Rent-a-Car is one such partner. The following is a guest blog post by the Arbor Day Foundation’s founder and chief executive, John Rosenow, as posted to the Enterprise Forewords Blog on 4/26/11.

When we think of forests, we think of trees, the wonders of nature, of sheer beauty, and clean, fresh air. We often don’t think about the water we drink.

We should.

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The Greenhouse Report: Tree Shipping Season

Apr 15 by in Arbor Day, General, Greenhouse, Trees tagged with 2 comments

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Happy Spring, everyone!

What a great time of the year here at Arbor Day Farm.  The soil temperature is rising, the buds are swelling, the bulbs are breaking through the ground, and the tree seedlings are heading out the door.  Our annual spring tree shipping season is upon us and I thought I’d describe what it takes to seamlessly send more than 2.5 million seedlings to all of our Arbor Day Foundation members during Spring 2011. 

As you might expect: It all starts with a great plan.

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Roaming the Trails at Night

Jan 04 by in Animals, Arbor Day, General, Nature tagged , , , with 3 comments

If you’ve visited Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City recently, you know it’s not uncommon to see animals roaming the trails in broad daylight — herds of deer, wild turkey, maybe a mink, or a fox — but our Arbor Day Farm Tree Cam has captured living proof of animals on the prowl in the night.

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Bring Your Kids to Work Day — Arbor Day Farm Edition

Aug 18 by in Arbor Day, General, Nature, Orchards & Apples tagged , , with no comments

Paige talks about her experience at "Bring Your Kids to Work" Day at Arbor Day FarmYesterday was our very first Bring Your Kids to Work Day here at Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm. Twenty-four wide-eyed youngsters came to work with their parent and got an up-close and personal look at a day in the work life of mom or dad.

It rained on us a bit, but that didn’t put a damper on the fun. And let’s face it — Arbor Day Farm is the complete opposite of most people’s work environment, with all that green space and fresh air, and all those trees…

We put together this short video highlighting Bring Your Kids to Work Day 2010; kids say it best, don’t they? Enjoy.

Watch the Video — “Bring Your Kids to Work” Day, Arbor Day Farm Edition

Earth Day, Arbor Day, Any Day – Plant Trees!

Apr 22 by in Arbor Day, General, Nature tagged , , , with 5 comments

Of all the months in the calendar, April shines with at least two designated days reminding and encouraging all of us to do our part for the planet: Earth Day and Arbor Day.

And there are countless ways to do our part, from big investments in our home or landscaping, to small changes in our everyday habits. Thousands of people all around the world will participate in trash pick-ups, they’ll commit to reusable bags and water bottles, the’ll take public transportation or get in on a carpool, or maybe plant some trees in their yard or community.

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