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TAG: The Care of Trees

Davey acquires assets of Total Tree Care in Connecticut

April 19, 2016By

The Care of Trees, a subsidiary of The Davey Tree Expert Co., acquired certain assets of Total Tree Care, a tree care company serving residential clients in Connecticut. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the company declined to specify what the acquired assets are. Total Tree Care is a 60-year-old company founded by Tom and Harianne Williams and owned by their... read more

Keep ALB and other pests in check with healthy trees

August 21, 2013By

More than 80,000 trees have been cut to a stump and grinded to nonexistence due to Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) infestations, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The invasive pest dons long antennae and white spots on its 1 to 1½ inch-long, black body. It targets 13 types of trees, thermoregulating itself inside and decorating the trunk with dime-sized... read more

Up to scale

August 15, 2013By

How to determine the most effective methods for treating scale insects. Green Industry professionals facing down scale insects have a variety of treatment options on their hands, but knowing which one to choose for which species can be tricky. In May Joe Boggs, assistant professor at The Ohio State University Extension, and Rex Bastian, regional technical advisor for The Care... read more

In the long run

July 10, 2013By

In late spring I traveled to Naperville, Ill., to see how that city has put in place an aggressive program to save its 16,000 municipal ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). (See this story for more details on that trip.) In addition to hearing about (and seeing with my own two eyes) healthy, thriving treated ash trees literally across... read more