Tag Archive | certified arborist
Staff Encouraged To Pursue Certification
Many industries confer certifications on professionals who have met certain criteria. These credentials, usually sponsored by trade associations or professional societies, require candidates to successfully complete an examination and have a certain amount of experience in the field. Some require a specific degree as well. The tree and landscape industries have a number of voluntary […]
Have Your Trees Inspected This Fall
We have to have our vehicles inspected every year to be sure they’re mechanically sound and many of us have an annual physical to make sure our body is working the way it should. The trees in your yard combine both biology and mechanics to stay healthy and sound. So, for the same reason you […]
Is That Big Tree An Asset Or A Risk?
As Fall continues to envelope us, it’s obvious that winter is not going to pass us by this year. It’s just taking its own sweet time and giving us an opportunity to extend our outdoor season. If you’ve done all of the winter preparations I’ve shared over the past few weeks, everything should be secured […]
Emerald Ash Borer & Other Tree Wreckers
Over the past few years, I’ve written a lot about the emerald ash borer (EAB). Although it sometimes seems as though it’s the only insect devouring our trees, just the opposite is true. The EAB, though voracious, only attacks a single genus of tree – Fraxinus. There are plenty of other insects out there, as […]
Are Your Ash Trees Ready To Fight Off The Emerald Ash Borer?
If you have ash trees on your property, leaving them untreated is a death sentence. Emerald ash borers (EAB) have established a beachhead in our area and won’t be satisfied until they have devoured every ash tree. Your ash trees can be saved. If your trees are not yet infested, we can apply a preventive […]
Prepare Your Trees For A Damaging Storm
We don’t know what kind of winter we have in store. Although the weather has been quite mild so far, we can’t be sure what 2016 will bring. Meteorologists don’t even agree on their long range forecasts. So, it behooves us to be prepared. It has been some time since the whole Rochester area has […]
Is There A Hazard Lurking Overhead?
Trees form our landscape’s canopy. Their lush, green foliage relaxes us and keeps us cool in the summer. As winter approaches, deciduous trees lose their leaves and gird themselves for whatever Old Man Winter brings. Your trees may look perfectly healthy to your untrained eye. However, dangerous conditions could be lurking just below the bark, […]
Keeping Your Trees Healthy This Summer
Now that your trees are all leafed out, how do they look? Nice and green? Plenty of foliage? This is a good sign that they’re healthy. To be sure, though, I recommend that you call for a tree inspection by one of our 10 Certified Arborists. We’ll check the trunk, branches and roots to be […]
Protect Your Ash Trees Against The Next Generation Of Emerald Ash Borer
The most memorable line from a particularly scary move is: “They’re heeeere.” The same can be said right now for a particularly scary tree pest – the emerald ash borer. I’ve been seeing the tiny, metallic green adults flying around all over the place, and this means danger for any ash trees on your property. The emerald ash […]
Emerald Ash Borer Preparing To Make Its Annual Appearance
While we were nestled snugly away in our homes during the harsh winter, emerald ash borer larvae were snuggled inside ash trees feasting away. Right now, they’re in the final days of pupation. Soon metamorphosis will be complete and the little, metallic green adults will chew “D” shaped holes to the outside. The adults have […]