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Tree Care: Getting to The Root of the Problem

If a customer’s tree is struggling, often the root cause can literally be found in the roots. Numerous issues can impact a tree’s roots, but below are some of the common ailments and how to identify which one is causing the problem. If your company doesn’t have an in-house arborist, it’s always recommended to seek […]

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The Benefits of Trees in Urban Environments

When you think of trees, the first place you’d expect to encounter them is a forest or wilderness area. However, trees belong in urban spaces just as much as rural ones. This Arbor Day, as you talk to your clients about the value of trees, share with them the endless benefits they can provide cities. […]

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Early Identification of Spring Tree Diseases

Spring is lauded for blooming flowers, but it has a downside, too. As the weather warms, insects proliferate while bacteria and viruses can flourish. Spring rains make fungi, well, mushroom, and the season’s lovely breezes spread the fungi spores. So you’re more apt to encounter tree diseases in spring. Early identification can mitigate damage to […]

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Tree Care: Preserving Mature Trees During Landscape Construction Projects

Mature trees are incredibly valuable to properties as they provide shade, capture stormwater and absorb air pollution. While you can plant younger trees to replace mature trees that were removed during a landscape construction project, there are methods to preserve your client’s established trees. Obviously, it’s easier to work with a blank slate, but client […]

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Industry Connections Result in Volunteer Tree Planting Effort

All it takes is a seed. In the case of this community service project, the seed was originally planted when Roscoe Klausing, CEO of Klausing Group, Inc., based in Lexington, Kentucky, and Jason Becker, global retail manager – construction industries for Caterpillar served on NALP’s board of directors together. Klausing says it was this connection that caused […]

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The Davey Tree Expert Company Invests in Their Employees with SEED Campus

The Davey Tree Expert Company is committed to scientifically-based horticulture and environmental services, and to help with that, they are currently constructing the Davey Tree SEED (Science, Employee Education and Development) Campus in Kent, Ohio. This 170+ acre property formerly housed Oak Knolls golf course and Franklin Elementary School on State Route 43. It will […]

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Tree Care: Stop the Spread of Crape Murder

It’s February, which means in the South, crape myrtles have all of a sudden started sporting rather severe buzzcuts. Despite its extreme prevalence, this type of ‘pruning’ is the opposite of beneficial for the plant.   As a landscape professional, you know better than to practice topping innocent crape myrtles, better known as crape murder. […]

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Tree Care: Warning Signs of a Tree in Decline

While the groundhog may have predicted an early spring, there’s still a good bit of time before your clients’ trees break dormancy. However, the last thing they want to see after a long winter is a barren tree when it should be budding. Rather than having this unpleasant surprise, you can identify the symptoms of […]

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Tree Care: Four Winter Insects to Watch For

With winter right around the corner, it can be easy for your clients to be lulled in a false sense of security with insects out of sight and out of mind. However, the pests must overwinter somewhere, and many can settle down in dormant trees. While adult insects ride out the colder months, winter can […]

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Tree Care: The Logistics of Storm Cleanup Services

If you’ve been debating adding a full-service tree care line, one niche aspect of this offering is post-storm cleanup. Emergency storm work is a hazardous undertaking, but going about it safely and efficiently can be a profitable endeavor. “Providing services related to storm damage is part of being a full-service tree company, and I recommend […]

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