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The Why and How of Root Collar Excavations

leah roberts, November 18, 2016

Root Collar Excavations As Arborists, we often encounter trees that have been planted too deeply, have excessive amounts of mulch piled onto their trunks (see: Proper Mulching), or have had the Read More

The Science Behind Fall Foliage

leah roberts, October 21, 2016

The Science behind Fall Foliage We normally associate bright colors on plants with attracting pollinators, but the vibrant yellows, reds, purples, and orange that we see in fall foliage occur for Read More

Boxwood Blight- What You Need To Know

leah roberts, October 7, 2016

Boxwood Blight Boxwood Blight is a fungal pathogen that was first found in the United States in North Carolina, Connecticut, and Virginia in 2011. It was spread from North Carolina to Virginia Read More

Sudden Oak Death: The Disease that Took California’s Oaks

leah roberts, August 22, 2016

Sudden Oak Death is a pretty intense name for a plant disease, but given the repercussions it has had, I think it’s a pretty fair title. From the mid-1990s to today, Sudden Oak Death has all but Read More

Tree of the Month- The Birnam Oak

leah roberts, August 19, 2016

If you’re a fan of Shakespeare or History, then you’ll find this Oak particularly interesting! The Birnam oak is a 500 year old tree, located at the outskirts of Perthshire Village in Scotland. Read More

The Price of Tree Care Gone Wrong: Arborist v.s ‘Tree Hack’

leah roberts, August 5, 2016

Benefits of having a Certified Arborist/Certified Tree Worker v.s A Tree Hack We’ve all seen videos or photos on the internet of what happens when tree care goes wrong. When it comes time Read More

Tree of the Month- An Especially Unique Oak…

leah roberts, July 29, 2016

Chêne chapelle   If you ever find yourself in Allouvile-Bellefosse, France, you might care to visit a particularly unique and whimsical tree. Like something straight out of the fairy tales Read More

Tree of the Month – American Sycamore

leah roberts, June 15, 2016

Platanus occidentalis – American Sycamore The Sycamore that you are probably most familiar with is the American Sycamore- but the name Sycamore actually can refer to other types of trees in Read More

Powdery Mildew- What is it?

leah roberts, June 10, 2016

Powdery Mildew Not having to deal with Powdery Mildew at some point in your gardening adventures is rare, as Powdery Mildew is one of the most common garden ailments. Whether you’ve dealt with it Read More

Jumping Oak Gall

leah roberts, June 3, 2016

Jumping Oak Gall (Hymenoptera) What is it? When you first find an Oak leaf that has Jumping Oak Gall, you might think your tree has some kind of fungal infection, or disease- but you’d be wrong! Read More