Category: Trees and human health

Protecting Your Garden from Deer

Protecting Your Garden from Deer

Have you looked out your window recently and spotted deer making their way through your garden? It can be frustrating to spend so much time tending to a garden, only to turn around and have deer eat their way through it. But deer get hungry, especially once winter rolls around, and they will often turn… Read more »

How to Cure Dozens of Tree Diseases

A new solution is being developed and deployed in the UK that, allegedly, can cure dozens of tree diseases. The main component? Garlic – or more specifically – allicin, a chemical produced by garlic in the wild that usually only lasts 5-10 minutes. A company in Wales, that plans to product the organic process by… Read more »

The Oldest Root System in the World

We are quick to tout many of the great aspects of Colorado Blue Spruce here at the Spruce Point Tree Farm in Hotchkiss, CO. We grow a hardy stock of evergreens that are attractive for their attractive appearance and fresh fragrance. We’re able to do that because of the incredible nature of the spruce tree,… Read more »

English Tree of the Year

When it comes to picking the best tree in all of England, there are some serious contenders with ones like the tree that supposedly was used as a hideout by the heroic outlaw Robin Hood and his Merry Men. It just means that the Woodland Trust, who is making the decision, have some tough choices… Read more »

The Ultimate Treehouse

Did you ever grow up with a treehouse in your backyard? Or maybe a father who half built a treehouse for you and you could never use it because it wasn’t done? Well, there are definitely a few that were finished and some of them you just can’t believe. Recently on the grand opening of… Read more »

What is Permafrost?

Global warming has been a hot topic for a few years now. However, Sarah James, an Alaska Native Elder, has noted yet another effect taking root in her hometown. The melting permafrost in Northeastern Alaska is causing erosion which is drastically changing the natural skyscape of that reason. The trees are tilting. Permafrost, permanently frozen… Read more »

In this Life, We Rely on Trees

The environment relies a lot on the various forms of plant life available in forests and wild areas. Trees are especially important as converters of carbon dioxide into oxygen, but they can provide a number of other benefits to humans. We should always be thinking about planting more trees, and when planned effectively, those trees… Read more »

U.S. trees improving after Clean Air Act

Joyce Kilmer’s poem “Trees” begins, “I think that I shall never see / A poem lovely as a tree.” It ends, “Poems are made by fools like me, / But only God can make a tree.” Kilmer poem is a celebration of all trees. They’re extensions of Earth’s beauty, daily reminders of the magic all… Read more »

Trees are nature’s natural remedies

This blog talks mostly about the benefits of Colorado Blue Spruces in your garden, but what about the benefits of trees in general? Trees offer so many benefits in your garden and in the world in general. & Let’s go over some general benefits of having a blue spruce tree and just regular trees on… Read more »

The Link Between Trees and Human Health

A new study by the U.S. Forest Service, reports there is evidence to support the fact that “exposure to the natural environment can improve human health.” Scientists with the Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest Research Station saw the loss of the 100 million trees in the Eastern and Midwestern states, as an opportunity to study the… Read more »