Individual Tree resources
Are you toying with the idea of landscape design? Upping your curb appeal and improving the resale value of your home? How about what tree to plant and where to get the most energy saving benefits? We've got you.
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Tree Owner's Manual by U.S. Forest Service
One common issue facing our urban forests is the fact that trees are dying prematurely. Many are planted improperly, setting them up for failure. Many do not receive regular maintenance. And few are adequately protected during construction projects. To help remedy this issue, the Forest Service has created this manual. Just like the owner's manual that comes with automobiles and appliances, this manual includes a parts list, instructions for installation, tips for troubleshooting common issues, recommended service, and more.
This database was created by NKUCFC, NKU Center for Environmental Restoration, UK Cooperative Extension, Kentucky Division of Forestry, and local landscape, nursery, and arborist professionals.
We have compiled over 400 trees known to grow in the region into a searchable format, including tree characteristics. Search by size, soil requirements, form, wildlife value, and landscaping interest!
Choosing the right tree for the site is just as important as using appropriate planting techniques.