Conserving and Preserving Our Legacies through Trees

Trees, like one's family, have multiple branches and roots that spread back many years. This is one of the reasons why trees are commonly used to represent one's family when tracing lineage or ancestry. Tracing one's family tree can give a person a sense of belonging and history. It can be helpful for teaching children about their ancestors and preserves details of the past for future generations. As one works on the preservation of their family's past, they must also consider the future and the state of the world that they will eventually leave behind. Environmental conservation is of the greatest importance, as failure to save the environment today reduces the chances of it being healthy for future generations. Tree conservation, for example, ensures that one's grandchildren and great-grandchildren can enjoy the benefits that trees offer, such as providing clean air to breathe. Governments can help by passing laws that slow or even stop the rapid deforestation of trees in the world's forests. People and communities can do their part by planting new trees in parks or in their yards. Proper maintenance is also crucial to the health and long life of trees.

  • Links for Research and Research Aids: Just Genealogy Introduction: This page is the introduction to the Just Genealogy links. The site explains the purpose and setup of the links.
  • Tips on How to Successfully Trace Your Family Tree: The tips on this page may prove useful for anyone who is tracing their family tree. It also outlines using books and reading documents such as marriage licenses. Visitors to the site will also find information and links to genealogy research sites.
  • History Resources: On this page, Sage History briefly discusses using the Internet for historical research. The page also features a list of resources for students of all ages.
  • Ingham County Genealogical Society: Related Links: Click this link for a list of genealogy-related links for Ingham County, Michigan, and beyond.
  • Basinga Extra: Genealogy: The Great British Ancestry Company manages this genealogy section of the Basinga Extra website, where visitors will find links to articles, a tip of the month, and useful resources.
  • Genealogy: Beyond the Basics: The White Pine Library Cooperative provides visitors to its site with this list of genealogy resources. For ease of use, the list is divided into sections such as vital, cemetery, court, military, and land records. Additionally, interested parties may also search the site by ethnic group, newspaper, or even passenger lists.
  • Kimball Resources Links: Members of the Kimball Family Association will find family, genealogy, and history links on this page.
  • Useful Links for Genealogy: People interested in genealogy websites will find useful links from the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and Ireland here.
  • Links of Interest: A list of Wyoming resources can be found on this page of the Niobrara County Library website. Books and genealogy links for kids can also be found on this page.
  • Arborist Links: Visit this website for a list of tree-related associations and societies. In addition to associations, there is also a link to a tree conservation and environment guide.
  • Arborist Resources: Consulting arborist Ellis N. Allen RCA lists professional affiliations and links to homeowner information about trees on the resources page of her website.
  • Rainforest Links: Rainforest preservation and alley-cropping and related resources are listed on the Rainforest Saver website.
  • You Can Help: Tree-Trimming and Conservation: Learn about tree conservation and care by clicking on any of the links listed on this page of the 43 Trees website.
  • Saving the Environment and Going Green: People interested in saving the environment can read this article on going green, recycling tips, and purchasing decisions, which is featured on the Europeans Lobbying for Marine Environments website.
  • The Power of Stump-Grinding and How it Is Done: Visit the Says website to read about stump-grinding. The page features snippets and links to additional articles on the topic.
  • Tree Removal Question: Can I Cut Down a Tree by Myself? Blue Collar Workman answers a question about whether a person should cut their own tree down by themselves or hire a professional.
  • How Much Does it Cost to Rent a Stump Grinder Following Tree Removal? HowMuchIsIt.org answers the question about the cost of renting a stump grinder. The page includes what comes with a rental and extra costs that may be associated with it.
  • Tree Removal Guidance: Felling a Tree: Living the Country Life explains how to cut down a tree so that it hits the ground safely. The page includes a link to a video that further discusses cutting down trees.
  • After a Tree Removal, Man Attempts to Get Rid of Stump With SUV: The San Francisco Globe features an article and video on a man who attempts to pull up a tree stump using his SUV.
  • Tracing Your Family Tree and Establishing Real Roots Through Planting Trees: Creating family trees and planting new trees are the topic of this article, which is followed by a link of resources.
  • Cemeteries and Public Grounds: Brush and Tree Removal: The city of Taunton, Massachusetts, provides information about tree maintenance on their city government website. Additional information about requesting tree removals and their vegetation management plan are available via links at the bottom.
  • Today's Tree Questions (PDF): Click this link to go to a document about tree maintenance. At the end is a link to a page about trees and construction damage.
  • After-Storm Tree Work: Helpful Guidelines for Hiring a Tree Contractor (PDF): The University of Connecticut School of Engineering talks about tree contractors and how to choose one. Laws related to tree contractors and a checklist are some of the subjects it covers.
  • Tree Removal at North Ridge Estates Superfund Site (PDF): The EPA offers information about tree removal at a superfund site in this PDF handout. It talks about asbestos contamination as the cause for removing trees at this location.
  • Wood/Tree Removal: Click here for a short notice about tree removal at UC Santa Cruz. Links to information about green waste, paper recycling, and composting can be found to the left.
  • Forestry: The government of St. Paul, Minnesota, talks about tree management and private-property trees on its forestry page. Links to donation information, additional publications, and community partner resources can be found at the bottom.
  • Urban Forestry Compliance: The city of Fort Worth, Texas, has information about tree management laws on their zoning website. Links to forestry ordinances and tree removal permit applications can be found here.
  • Tree Removal Requests: Go here to read a short notice about tree removal requests in the town of Tewksbury, Massachusetts. To the left, visitors can find links about street sweeping, reporting potholes, and other subjects.
  • Americans Are Planting Trees of Strength: Read about the benefits of trees by clicking on this NC State University link. Benefits to the environment, landscaping projects, and the community are the topics covered here.
  • Application for Grading and Clearing Permit: Tree Removal (PDF): Click this link to see an application from the township of Marlboro, New Jersey. The fees are $35 for one to five trees and $100 for six or more.
  • Chainsawing for Conservation: Ecologically Informed Tree Removal for Habitat Management (PDF): The University of Florida publishes a research report about the environmental benefits of tree removal in certain circumstances. It asserts that tree removal can sometimes bring sunlight to habitats of endangered species that depend on it.
  • Residential Tree Protection (PDF): The Lake Florida County government explains rules regarding tree removal in a two-page guide. Information about permits and links to other related resources are included.
  • Maintaining a Viable Urban Forest: Visit the City Tree Policies page on the city of Sterling Heights website to read about tree maintenance. It explains their policies on tree inspections, tree removal within city limits, and tree planting and re-planting.
  • Tree-Trimming and Removal: Go to this page to see illustrations regarding tree management. There are diagrams for pruning, removal, digging, and other subjects.
  • Tree-Trimming and Vegetation Management: The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor has information about managing trees and vegetation on this page. On the right side are a list of the most popular questions asked, and additional links to tree-related information are available at the bottom.
  • Tree Removal With Traffic Revision: Click here for a short notice by WSU News about two large trees that will be removed in July. Interesting links to the left include information about sustainability and government relations.
  • Department of Public Works/Engineering: Tree Removal: Visitors to the Grafton, Massachusetts, website will find information about tree removal, including three links to related documents. Look to the left for more information about other subjects, such as their snow policy, trash and recycling, and the sewer department.
  • Tree Removal Is a Hot Topic During Autumn: Follow this link to the Ohio State University website and an article about tree removal. Readers will find a link to an audio version of the text, and to the right are links about dandelion removal, baseball field management, and mulching.
  • Tree Removal: October 2016: This Wesleyan University blog post is a notice about a project to remove ash trees from the main courtyard. It also talks about trees that they are planting and a recent history of planting trees at the college.
  • Our Trees: Visit the city of New Orleans website and the Re-Greening New Orleans page for information about tree maintenance and rejuvenating their urban environment. It talks about the benefits of planting trees, such as reducing the local temperatures and cutting back on runoff into their drainage systems.
  • Tree Removal on Allendale Campus: Read a short notice about tree removal at the Performing Arts Center in March. Look to the right for a list of recent articles.