Tag: trees

Santa Monica Urban Forestry Program Receives Accreditation

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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

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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...

Living Christmas Trees Grow Up

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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

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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...

Watering Trees Is Still Important

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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

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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

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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...

Evergreen Trees Have Their Place

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UNITED STATES—Deciduous trees that were bare all winter are now foliating and making shade. They sure will be appreciated when the weather gets warmer...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Deciduous fruit trees have no business in a low maintenance landscape. They need as much specialized pruning while dormant in winter as roses...

Pollarding Is Extreme Tree Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Most arborists insist that pollarding is horticulturally incorrect. However, most of us who have pollard trees in our home gardens are not arborists....

Dispel Cut Christmas Tree Guilt

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UNITED STATES—Christmas trees are like vegetables. Really, they are like big vegetables that do not get eaten. They are grown on farms, and then...

Arborists Specialize In Tree Horticulture

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UNITED STATES—Why is it so difficult to believe that there are so many different kinds of horticultural professionals? No one is ever surprised that...

Keep Vegetation Clear From Chimneys

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UNITED STATES—Fireplaces simply are not what they used to be. Building regulations in many municipalities do not allow for the construction of new fireplaces,...
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