TAG: arborist

One industry veteran’s take on proper plant installation

May 7, 2018By
soil with well-defined horizons. Photo: John Palmer

As John Palmer has moved into his second career as a landscaper, he’s focused much of his attention on tree and shrub installations—and the poor planting practices that have become the norm. More than 15 years of experience as an arborist led Palmer, an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and owner of PlanetCare Landscape & Arboricultural Services in Lakewood,... read more

The benefits of partnering with a consulting arborist

March 19, 2018By
Photos: Micah Pace

Professional landscape management companies, especially those that focus on large estates, commercial properties and high-end clientele, understand that trees don’t simply represent another management task or responsibility. Trees are the largest, most obvious and most valuable asset on any property—or at least they can be. Property managers for both residential and commercial properties are increasingly required to do more with... read more

Cleary Bros. Landscape adds arborist

May 22, 2014By

Cleary Bros. Landscape welcomed Hudson Puente as an arborist to the Danville, Calif.-based company. Puente will lead a service team for the company’s maintenance clients and develop new business in the East Bay and the Tri-Valley areas. “I’m excited to join the Cleary Bros. team and hopefully become a contributor right away,” Puente said. “I have a lot to learn... read more

Ohio Attorney General sues landscaping business owner

December 3, 2013By

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed a lawsuit against Thomas Huber Jr., operating under the business names of Huber’s Tree Care, Capital Tree Service and Tree Doctor, for multiple violations of Ohio’s consumer laws. “This individual represented that he was licensed to perform services that he wasn’t licensed to provide,” DeWine said. “It’s unfair to consumers when individuals or businesses... read more

Battling the emerald ash borer

April 12, 2012By

By fighting the pest, one man’s business soars Joshua Taflinger, certified arborist, took what started out as an add-on biz and parlayed it into a full-time career. Taflinger was running a tree removal business and performing injection services on the side, and it soon became obvious to him that the emerald ash borer problem in the Indianapolis area was worsening.... read more

Standing Tall, the 9/11 Memorial’s urban forest

April 11, 2012By

It’s raining in Lower Manhattan. It’s a cold rain, the kind that makes you want to stay in bed. Yet at the 9/11 Memorial, visitors are pouring into the outdoor plaza just as steadily as the drops above. They have far more important things to think about: their loved ones. Some visitors gaze, mesmerized, upon the memorial’s two waterfalls. With... read more