Tag: trees

Annual Tree Pruning Begins

WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood started its annual program of tree pruning on Monday, September 10, which will continue through February 2019. According...

Overgrown Shrubbery Becomes Small Trees

UNITED STATES—Those of us with 'maintenance gardeners' are likely aware of how rare it is to find someone who knows how to maintain hedges...

Pruning Maples Before Sugaring Season

UNITED STATES—Most of us Californians are probably wondering what that means. Sugaring season is more familiar to horticultural enthusiasts in New England, Canada, and...

Arborists Are Physicians For Trees

UNITED STATES—Before the storms of winter get here, it might be a good time to make arrangements to get some help for big trees...

Street Wise About Street Trees

UNITED STATES—There is no such thing as a perfect tree. Every tree has foliage that one way or another, eventually falls to the ground....

How Shade Is Made

UNITED STATES—Many of our trees live at our homes longer than we do. Some of our trees were there before we got there. Some...

Easements Really Should Be Easier

UNITED STATES—Like Michael Jackson said, “You got an easement on down the road.”. . . or something like that. In older neighborhoods, that is...

Walk With The Mayor Joins Arbor Day Celebration

BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills is celebrating the 32nd Annual Arbor Day with the Walk with the Mayor weekly event on Monday, June...

A Tree Falls In The Forest

UNITED STATES—A Great Basin bristlecone pine tree of the eastern Sierra Nevada can live more than five thousand years. A giant sequoia tree of...

Big Trees Really Need Arborists

UNITED STATES—Stormy winter weather always reminds some of us that our trees need some attention. Wind can break limbs. If the weather gets really...

Westwood Neighborhood Council To Replace Damaged Trees

WESTWOOD—The Westwood Neighborhood Council will plant 20 trees on Westwood Boulevard to remove existing trees that have been damaged in the past few years. The...

Trees Do Not Like Chimneys

UNITED STATES—There are many reasons why fireplaces and their chimneys are not such a safety concern like they were decades ago. Only a few...

Santa Monica Urban Forestry Program Receives Accreditation

SANTA MONICA—The Society of Municipal Arborists (SMA) honored the city of Santa Monica’s Urban Forestry program with accreditation in February 2016. This made Santa...

Trees Need Clearance From Utilities

UNITED STATES—Palm trunks grow in only one direction; upward, toward sunlight and away from gravity. Each trunk is equipped with only a single terminal...

Arborists Really Know Their Trees

UNITED STATES—It is no surprise that there are many different types of physicians within the medical industries. Pediatricians, surgeons, cardiologists, dermatologists, and all sorts...

Living Christmas Trees Grow Up

UNITED STATES—All around town, there are Italian stone pines, Canary Island pines, Monterey pines and Aleppo pines that are much too big for the...

Straight And Narrow For Trees

UNITED STATES—In the wild, trees do just fine without any help from anyone else. They certainly are not stupid. Their roots disperse for adequate...

Watering Trees Is Still Important

UNITED STATES—All the optimistic predictions of a rainy winter do not help with the drought yet. Nice warm weather only makes the garden even...

Streets Are Cooler With Shade

UNITED STATES—There really is no such thing as a perfect tree. Some are not quite as messy as others. Some have better structural integrity...

Eucalypti Are Innately Drought Tolerant

UNITED STATES—Drought is nothing new here. There could be plenty of rain next winter and for years afterward; but eventually, there will be another...
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