Trees & Disease

  Like humans, trees are susceptible to disease. For example, the tall American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) just behind Agnes Scott Hall suffers from bacterial leaf scorch. Sometimes the effects of a disease can be catastrophic. Early in the 20th century, … Continue reading

Psychological Benefits

Student Kimberly Reeves ’12, project coordinator of the Agnes Scott Arboretum, talks about the psychological benefits of trees. Green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica ‘Oconee’) is a dioecious (di-ee-shus) tree species. Some individuals are male, some female. When a tree has both … Continue reading