Tag: trees

Shade Trees Are Adapting To Urbanism

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UNITED STATES—Modern urban home gardens are shadier and more confined than older suburban home gardens originally were. Modern homes are both taller and closer...

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...

Annual Tree Pruning In West Hollywood

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood will commence its annual tree pruning on Monday, September 9. The city of West Hollywood indicated on its...

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...

Vines For Better Or Worse

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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

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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...

Secret Lives Of Christmas Trees

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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

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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...

Annual Tree Pruning Begins

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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

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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

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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....

How Shade Is Made

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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

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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...

Walk With The Mayor Joins Arbor Day Celebration

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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

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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...
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