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Make Like a Tree

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If you doubt that a new year—or any time, really—is an opportunity for renewal and growth, look to Connecticut’s trees. …

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Putting Down Roots

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Having planted its 10,000th tree in May, the Urban Resources Initiative recently planted two more, right on my block.

I’d requested a free tree​​ back in the spring. A staff member then checked out the site and contacted me …

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Tree Alarm

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Dutch elm disease and chestnut blight have long since routed New Haven’s native elms and chestnuts. Now American beech trees—a keystone species in eastern forests, distinguished by their smooth, elephant-gray bark and leaves lined with spike-tipped veins—are under siege…

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Trees of Knowledge

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The graves of loved ones and luminaries are enough to attract visitors to the Grove Street Cemetery. But this 18-acre oasis in the middle of the city has long held another appeal…

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Make Like a Tree

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If you doubt that a new year—or any time, really—is an opportunity for renewal and growth, look to Connecticut’s trees. …

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Under the Trees

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Santa (or FedEx) may deliver our Christmas presents, but Christmas trees present them. Festooned and alight, Christmas trees make the Christmas gifts beneath them more inviting and exciting, right up to the final handoff. …

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Here Today

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… and gone tomorrow, or close to it.

Every spring, the blooms of New Haven’s flashiest trees come and go in the span of about a week apiece. Staggered across two or three weeks…

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New Haven’s New Roots

Elm trees are returning to the Elm City. “We’re having good luck with Princeton Elms,” says Margaret Carmalt, who manages the GreenSkills program at the Urban Resources Initiative (URI). “And Colonial Spirit Elms have shown to be disease resistant, too.”…

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