Saving the iconic trees of America
Posted on: November 4th, 2018
“Trees exhale for us so that we can inhale them to stay alive. Can we ever forget that? Let us love trees with every breath we take until we perish.” – Munia Khan
Greenhouses and nurseries play an essential role in the development of plants, trees and shrubs for homeowners, businesses and communities across the nation.
They provide nourishing soil for a seed to explode into new plant life.
Water to fill hundreds of thousands of cells with cooling hydration.
And an ideal growing environment to build endurance for the harsh elements of nature.
But once the plants, trees and shrubs you’ve painstakingly cared for leave your facility, you rarely stop to think about what kind of life they’ve had.
For annuals, their life is intended to be short – providing beauty and pollination to the world for one growing season. But for many hearty trees and shrubs, did you ever wonder how the fruits of your labor have fared out in the world?
For some, they’ve become truly “iconic” – immortalized in the hearts and minds of citizens in small towns and large cities across the country.
Arborjet is a leader in trunk injection technology for trees. They recently launched a campaign entitled, Saving America’s Iconic Trees, an initiative to help ensure the overall health and longevity of some of the country’s most beloved specimens.
Russ Davis, President and COO of Arborjet, says, “This year we’re making a big push to find and preserve trees that are truly special, whether it’s for their age and size, their impact on the area around them or their historical importance. If we act now, we can ensure that future generations will be able to reap the benefits of these special trees.”
Beneficiaries of this year’s Saving America’s Iconic Trees campaign include:
- The 41 ash trees at the Grove of Remembrance, New Jersey’s living memorial to victims of the September 11th attacks, overlooking the Statue of Liberty
- The 20 stately ash trees at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston, Massachusetts
- A nearly 300-year old sycamore tree in Buffalo, New York, the city’s oldest tree
- The oldest, largest ash tree in Illinois, which is at least 150 years old and stands over 91 feet high
- The New Jersey white ash state champion tree, which at 21 feet and 3 inches in circumference, standing 115 feet high with a 111 foot crown, is the largest ash tree in the United States
- 7 ash trees at the Indiana Governor’s residence, all 100 years old
- The Hawaiian “Ohana” Banyan tree, planted nearly a century ago by the Hawaiian Ohana (family) representing their attachment to the Aina (land), with a diameter of 150 inches and a canopy spread of nearly 145 feet
- 115 trees at the Boy Scout Camp in the Bastrop State Forest in Central Texas
- 35 majestic ash trees lining Cleveland, Ohio’s West 50th neighborhood between Bridge Avenue and Franklin Boulevard
- The iconic, nearly century-old Chinese Banyan tree at the Naples Zoo in Naples, Florida
While you might not always know what happens to the fruits of your labor once they leave your facility, one day some might just be categorized as “iconic”. Keep up the good work!
For a closer look at Arborjet’s tree-saving philanthropic efforts, visit Arborjet.com/Philanthropy.