A Google Map satellite view of the trees in the Ernest Fauser Arboretum with clickable links to identify each tree

[Download a Google Earth File of the Fauser Arboretum]
(Requires Google Earth to open a 3D view of the arboretum)

Trees Are Good

"provides the public with educational information about the benefits of trees and how to properly care for trees in the urban environment. The site contains resources from the International Society of Arboriculture, and also provides a collection of reliable tree care information provided by other industry organizations."



The tree care industry standards in the USA.  Included are standards for pruning, soil management, planting, vegetation management, root management, and pest management.


The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde … Mulch

Proper mulching techniques to enhance the health of trees is explained.  Also demonstrated is improper mulching applications to be avoided.


The Root of It: Look Around

Ohio State University Extension 
"A walk in the woods reveals a tree’s natural silhouette. Rather than rising straight up from the ground, trees emerge with a graceful flare at the base. This area of a tree is called the Root Flare, and understanding its importance is key to growing healthy, beautiful landscape trees." 

Will Ivy Harm My Trees? 

“Does ivy hurt my trees?” is a question homeowners regularly ask. The answer is complicated, so read on to learn whether or not you should tear those tentacles off your tree’s trunk.


Street Trees of Ohio

A series of articles about trees that are appropriate for street and urban locations from the Buckeye Yard and Garden Online


Authors Thomas deHaas, - Published on November 11, 2020

"What is a Street Tree? What are desired qualities? Drought tolerant, Salt tolerant, Pollution tolerant?"

"The point of this series of posts is to gather YOUR opinions and highlight a dozen trees for your consideration as a ‘Street Tree’." 


Street Trees Part 1 – Acer (Maple) 

Authors Thomas deHaas - Published on November 14, 2020

"This week’s selection comes from the Maple family. Red maples have dominated our tree lawns and streets for several decades. They are fine trees with good fall color and durability, but there are others I suggest you consider."


Horticultural questions are answered by Cooperative Extension, University staff and volunteers from across the United States.


Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. But these life necessities are threatened around the globe.

To address this, we’re launching an unprecedented undertaking: the Time for Trees initiative. Together, we can create change … through trees.


Maple Leaf Development and Heavy Seed Production

Author: Joe Boggs, Published on


Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine Information


Author:Thomas deHaas, Buckeye Yard & Garden Online


University of Minnesota Extension

"Many homeowners wonder if they should be collecting and removing tree leaves from their lawns prior to mowing, or if the tree leaves can be mulched (mown) into the lawn. Like many recommendations for lawn management decisions, this one can also be answered with the phrase, "it depends."