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Category Archives: Cool Tree Facts

21 Jul

Atlanta: The City in a Forest

By Hillary HeathCool Tree Facts, Urban TreesComments are off

Did you know Atlanta has the country’s densest urban tree canopy? According to a study done by the Atlanta Tree Conservation Commission and GA Tech, the tree canopy covers 47.9% of Atlanta. The National Forest Service has deemed Atlanta “the most heavily forested urban area in the country”. The national average for a city’s tree canopy is

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07 May

Champion Trees

By Hillary HeathCool Tree Facts, Urban TreesComments are off

A Champion Tree is defined as the largest known tree of a particular species. The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) oversees the Champion Tree Program in Georgia. There are certain criteria that a tree must meet in order to be qualified. The tree must have a woody perennial stem, or trunk, at least 9.5 inches in circumference

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23 Feb

The Moon Trees

By Hillary HeathCool Tree Facts, Urban TreesComments are off

On January 31st, 1971, Apollo 14 was launched for the third trip to the moon. Former U.S. Forestry Service smoke jumper, Stuart Roosa was on board manning the command module, “Kitty Hawk”. As part of a USFS/NASA project, Roosa was sent to space with hundreds of tree seeds. The seeds were carefully selected and five

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