This poll was kept in place for the last two editions of Tree Link. The poll question was framed as follows:

“Tree Link brings you news and information in two different ways. Some articles are developed as regular columns or recurring themes, such as “Quote of the Month,” “Timely Tree Tips,” and “A Tree to Try.” Other articles are drafted in a more free-form style where the general topic, article title, and format will vary. Is one style better or more engaging to you than the other? Should one style of presenting information be featured more prominently?”

Poll respondents had the option to select one of the following statements as their answer:

1. I like Tree Link the way it is.

2. I like a mix with a bias toward free-form articles

3. I like a mix with a bias toward recurring themed articles

4. I like recurring themed articles. The Tree Link should feature mostly these

5. I like free-form articles. Tree Link should feature mostly these

Overwhelmingly, 72 percent of respondents said they like the Tree Link the way it is. An additional 28 percent preferred a mix of articles–half of those respondents (14 percent of total respondents) indicated a bias for more free-form articles and the other half expressed a bias for the recurring themed articles. No matter what the answer, it would seem that readers appreciate the variety content offered by Tree Link.

DNR staff will take these results as a sign that we’re on the right track, but your constructive feedback is always welcome. Do you have a suggestion for Tree Link? If so, please send an email to

Thank you for your continued readership.