Can You Imagine a World Without Trees? Trees are the cornerstone of Earth's ecosystems. They provide habitat for animals and other plants. And people need them. http://ocreleaf.ca #vision #research #conservation #cabbagetown #treelab
THE MAGIC OF TREE-LINED STREETS You can’t just stick a tree in the ground and expect it to prosper https://t.co/RyMyEsDcac #treelab #healthyroots #conservation
The development of a good root structure is essential for the establishment and healthy growth of any tree or shrub planted permanently in the landscape. Air-Pot – The Expert's Choice #treelab #healthyroots #conservation
Air-Pot Propagation - The Expert's Choice: For trees to thrive they need healthy roots #treelab #healthyroots #conservation
PRESERVE TREES: A Tree. It's a living thing. It's a terrible thing to loose. #citizenforester #healthyroots #nature
HEALTHY ROOTS The Air-Pot system has revolutionized the growing of trees. Nurseries in many countries are reaping the benefits of the Air-Pot system, from the small to the very large. The Air-Pot system is truly unique in its ability to containerize any size. Air-Pot – The Experts' Choice
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) - Monkey Puzzle Grove #conservation #edinburgh #scotland
CONIFER CONSERVATION PROGRAMME Restoring Perthshire's Victorian designed landscapes and protecting some of the world's most threatened conifers from extinction by collecting seeds and creating safe-havens for young trees in the forests, gardens and estates of Perthshire. #conservation #perthshire #scotland The Perthshire Big Tree Country (PBTC) Conifer Conservation Programme (previously called the iCONic Project) is helping to protect some of the world's most threatened conifers from extinction. We do this in partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh by collecting seeds from trees threatened in their natural habitat, growing these seeds into young trees, and planting them in safe havens in the forests, gardens and estates of Perthshire Big Tree Country.
HEALTHY SOIL In healthy soil the particles are in clumps with gaps between the clumps for water, oxygen and nutrients to flow. Soil is a complex part of the living landscape. A natural soil takes centuries or millennia to develop. Precipitation, temperature, plants and animals, land forms, and geologic material (bedrock, glacial deposits, river sediments, etc.) all influence soil development over time. Every plant requires different soil conditions to do well, yet we sometimes take them for granted and assume plants will grow in any soil. Soils can vary considerably, however, especially those that have been disturbed by human intervention, and this impacts a plant's ability to survive. What is an optimal landscape soil? This will depend on the plants being grown and the conditions they require to do well. These are some of the functions that soil performs: - Reservoir for plant nutrients and water - Habitat for bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter - Habitat for insects and other animals that mix the soil - Medium for anchoring plant roots Many tree and shrub problems in urbanized areas can be traced to changes in the physical or chemical aspects of the soil. Grading and associated construction activity can quickly alter the natural soil environment and disturb roots. Understanding the effects of these impacts on soil and plant health, and learning how to improve them, will enable gardeners and landscapers to more wisely maintain the soil and its environment.