The Once Over...

Many years ago, as a young budding arborist, I used to enjoy…

Boundary Trees

Trees shared on a common boundary between two property owners…

The Hollow Truth...

Are hollow trees safe? A question many people have, and often…

Trees in Pots

Let's face it; some places are just too small to accommodate…

Rest In Trees, Uncle Tom... 

Tom Myers, founder, owner and commander in chief of Upper Limb-It…

Public Enemy #1…

Ask any nurseryman, gardener, crop grower etc. if they have ever…

Healthy Trees

I'm often asked whether this tree or that tree is "healthy".…

'Tis The Season...

In another month or so, fire restrictions go into effect. Usually…

Regional Tree Climbing Competition

If you were not aware of such a thing, you are missing out! Last…

Nuts and Bolts…

When you purchase a new vehicle there is no need to have a mechanic…

Wormy Apples...

Let me preface this months' article by stating that I do not…

Here We Go Again...

As I write this, we are at about 1/2 the normal rainfall for…

Black Oaks Matter...

If ever we have a “Tree of the Month” club, surely the mighty…

Ground Cover and Trees...

Many urban trees around town that I care for exist in a "sea"…

Tree Care Myths

Because trees can endure an amazing amount of abuse, practices…

The Great Dilemma

While working for an H.O.A. about 15 years ago, I noted two spectacular…

Reading the Fine Print...

We are all familiar with the little space of no-mans’ land…

Thank You Very Mulch...

As I’ve often quipped, "If everyone would just mulch and irrigate,…

Early Warning Systems...

Trees, being the benevolent sentient beings that they are, tend…

What Not to Do...

Now that you have picked out the bees knees of trees for your…

Here and Now...

Lets look at some common plantings around town and examine failure…

Money In The Bank...

When I look back on a lifetime (almost) of doing tree work, I…

Tree Musings

There are bee trees, and Bee Bee trees. Red, White and Blue Oaks,…

The Days of Yore...

I shudder to think of the climbing gear I started out with many…

The Cycle of Life...

Dr. Alex Shigo (Bless you, Alex) and I were having a conversation…

The Problem of the Root...

I can’t say it never happens in the wild, but encircling or…

Time is Money...

Dead trees are expensive! The process of removal of a dead tree…

Dog Days of Summer…

This time of year, I get inundated with calls about dying Incense…

The Doctor is in...

Not like I'm running out of ideas for monthly articles, but I…

A License to Kill...

Can you name any occupation where a "licensed" professional can…

Odocoileus hemionus columbianus…

Our hollow-toothed townmates the Columbian black-tailed deer…

Dollars and Cents...

Some trees cost more to “maintain” than others, for a couple…

Thou Shalt Not Top Thy Tree…

What is the definition of “topping” a tree? Among various…

The Only One on Your Block Part Two...

Last month we tossed around a few options that while hard to…

Be The Only One On Your Block...

If you haven't noticed, almost all of the street tree plantings…

What Trees Mean to Me

Trees mean different things to different people. To some, a tree…

High Voltage Conductors, Trees and Power Lines

High voltage conductors, or power lines, have a right of way…

In The End...

Trees don't die because of "old age," and unlike people, they…

Tree Protection Zones

Most municipalities require a tree protection zone, usually some…

Urban Trees...

While the recent visit of James Urban to Ashland last week left…