Tag: arboriculture

Pollarding Pruning Techniques Remain Controversial

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UNITED STATES—Olive orchards formerly inhabited some of the regions that became urban in California. A few orchard trees remained within urban gardens of the...

ISA Certified Arborists Know Trees

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UNITED STATES—Arborists are horticulturists. They just happen to be more specialized than most. Many or most other horticulturists work with flora that they engage...

Limb Failure Of Spontaneous Nature

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UNITED STATES—Winter storms sometimes break limbs or topple trees. Such damage is no surprise during winter because that is when almost all windy weather...

Tree Surgeons Evolved Into Arborists

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UNITED STATES—Arborists are very specialized horticulturists. They prefer to work with trees. Of course that is not as simple as it sounds. Some are...

Multi Trunk Trees Seem So Natural

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UNITED STATES—For several years in the late 1960 and early 1970s, European white birch were trendy. Most lived in ubiquitous groups of three. Where...

Arborists Maintain The Biggest Trees

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UNITED STATES—The trees know what time of year it is. Even evergreen trees have shed some of their older foliage through late summer. Deciduous...

Arborists Are Modern Tree Surgeons

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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...

Spontaneous Limb Failure Is Real

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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

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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...

Arborists Are Very Specialized Horticulturists

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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...

Pruning Maples Before Sugaring Season

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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

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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

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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....

Easements Really Should Be Easier

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

A Tree Falls In The Forest

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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

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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...

Trees Need Clearance From Utilities

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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

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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...

Prune Now For Fruit Later

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UNITED STATES—Modern fruit trees have been so extensively bred to produce abundant and unnaturally large fruit, that most types are unable to support the...

Straight And Narrow For Trees

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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...
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