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…

Off To A Good Start…

Whew! Winter is beyond us, for the most part, we hope... Planting…

Well-Behaved Trees Rarely Make History

My phone rang at about 2:00 a.m. many years ago. The voice on…

Trees on the Edge

Wow, trees in dispute are really making headlines lately! Let's…

Water Water Everywhere...

This time of year we probably don't think about the irrigation…

Think Outside The Box

"This tree is too big for this space" is the #1 reason given…

After the Smoke Clears…

With fall planting time right around the corner, I think it would…

When To Pull The Plug...

by Casey P. Roland After the better part of 40 years, or so,…

Fun Tree Facts

  99% of the water a tree extracts from the soil in a…