TAG: trees

Step by Step: Checking trees for pests

August 15, 2015By
Source: Rob Gorden, director of urban forestry, Arborjet

Whether a client’s tree is showing signs of distress or you’re taking a proactive approach, contractors need to be on the lookout for invasive insects. Drought or heat stress can make trees more susceptible to insects that can severely damage or kill them, so it’s important to catch damage early. Some of the most harmful pests are emerald ash borers,... read more

Download: How to check trees for invasive pests

August 7, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the August 2015 Step by Step on how to “Check trees for invasive pests” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download. read more

Study: Are trees the key to youthfulness?

August 5, 2015By

New research uncovers more data about the benefits of trees and green spaces—specifically, how they make people feel younger and healthier. Here’s a look at the study. Problem: Youth is man’s great, unattainable desire. Anti-aging and ways of feeling more youthful seem more attainable, often inspiring TV segments, magazine articles or product lines. But what if, rather than pills, creams or... read more

Step by Step: How to properly plant trees and shrubs

April 1, 2015By

Planting a tree or shrub that will be healthy for years to come requires proper planning, selection and installation. -Start by looking at the site conditions to evaluate soil volume, drainage, growth restrictions (above and below ground), shading, soil pH and nutrition. Use that information to find a tree or shrub that will thrive in the setting. -The keys to... read more

Download: How to properly plant trees and shrubs

April 1, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the April 2015 Step by Step on “How to properly plant trees and shrubs” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download.   read more

Download: How to prune young trees

February 17, 2015By

Featured is a PDF version of the February 2015 Step by Step on “How to prune young trees” for use in company training efforts. Click here to download.   read more