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Take Time to Refresh Your Pruning Practices

If you’re an experienced landscape professional, it’s easy to think once you’ve mastered a technique like pruning, there’s no need to revisit the matter. However, this mindset can cause you to hold on to obsolete pruning practices. “We’re working with living plants, which are dynamic organisms,” says Jen Kettell, owner of Radiant Leaf Consulting and […]

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Tree Care: To Cable or Not to Cable

If a client has a tree with cracks in the bark or weak branches due to codominant stems, cabling the tree can be a possible solution. Tree cabling can prevent the tree from failing and mitigate the risk of certain limbs falling. “Cabling helps the limb move more in unison with the tree and reduces […]

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Technically Speaking: Recommended Tree Injection Practices

Just like humans can benefit from a shot when they’re feeling under the weather, tree injections can be a helpful tool when it comes to restoring or maintaining a tree’s overall health. First introduced in the 1970s, tree injections have become widely accepted as a tree health care service. These targeted injections can provide protect […]

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How I Do It: Breaking the Mold of the Average Tree Operation

Like many other companies in the industry, Limbwalker, based in Louisville, Kentucky, had humble beginnings. Cory Petry and Chris O’Bryan started the business with a truck, an old chipper, some chainsaws and climbing equipment in 2004. Now 18 years later, they have 45 employees and more ISA Certified Arborists on staff than any other company […]

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Tree Care: Helping Trees Recover from Mulch Volcanos

You’ve probably seen them plenty of times. Mulch volcanos erupting throughout spring as property owners want to freshen up their landscapes. Yet despite their frequency, mulch volcanos are very harmful to trees. These massive piles of mulch around the base of trees can result in disease, decay, root rot and the eventual death of the […]

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Highlight the Value of Trees with i-Tree Tools

April 29 will mark the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, which was started in Nebraska and serves as a tree-planting holiday. This holiday represents a hope for the future by planting trees that will one day provide clean air, cooling shade, habitats for wildlife and healthier communities. If you’re wanting to show your clients the […]

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Climbing High: Alisha Amundson’s Experience as an Arborist

If you reach Alisha Amundson’s voicemail, it says she’s either in a tree or assisting another customer. This sums up the majority of this arborist’s day, but she is also a mother and owner of Tree Girl Designs, based in Orlando, Florida. Amundson says getting into arboriculture was fated for her, although she didn’t seek […]

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Tree Care: Pros and Cons of Bare Root, Balled and Burlapped and Container Grown

Nursery stock is grown in several different ways, and you might think that as long as you can get the trees you need for the job, it doesn’t matter how they arrive. However, no production method is the best for all situations. You should consider the availability, price and adaptability to local site conditions. Check […]

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Tree Care: Arborist Safety Tips

Tree work can seem like a natural addition to your existing services, especially if clients are requesting it. However, tree care work can be dangerous and should only be conducted by well-trained arborists who are familiar with safety and industry best practices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, tree worker accidents are three […]

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Tree Care: Dealing with Winter Damage

Winter can be a trying time for trees as there are a number of ways they can become damaged over the colder months if the right combination of conditions occurs. For some of these types of injuries, the symptoms may not appear until the spring. While the best practice is to take proper measures during […]

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