Tag: trees

Arborists Are Modern Tree Surgeons

UNITED STATES—The terminology has certainly changed over the years. Not many of us remember what tree surgeons were, or that there were actually a...

Vines For Better Or Worse

UNITED STATES—Vines in the wild are downright exploitative. They do not support their own weight, so instead climb or sprawl over shrubbery and trees....

Spontaneous Limb Failure Is Real

UNITED STATES—It sounds like science fiction, but it is not. Every spring and during particular summer weather, limbs can fall from trees without warning,...

Mighty Oaks From Little Acorns

UNITED STATES—Oak, which might seem to be obvious to many of us, was identified by the Arbor Day Foundation as the People's Choice for...

Secret Lives Of Christmas Trees

UNITED STATES—People really stress out over Christmas trees. Some do not want a cut Christmas tree because it involves killing the tree. Some do...

Arborists Are Very Specialized Horticulturists

UNITED STATES—The first storm of the year has a way of reminding us if our trees need attention. Whether they need to be worked...

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...
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