Networks and collaborations: Stew-MAP

In a previous post, we talked about green infrastructure social networks. Social scientists with the USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station have developed a tool to assess these networks – it’s called Stew-MAP. The Stewardship Mapping & Assessment project (Stew-MAP) seeks to answer the questions: Who, what, where, why and how are environmental stewardship groups…

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Learning about advanced levels of tree risk assessment for consulting arborists

The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) is the industry’s premier professional association focusing solely on arboricultural consulting. This week the Association is having its 2014 Annual Conference. Hundreds of consulting arborists from across North America are here to improve their practice as arboricultural consultants. An advanced technical program included discussions of legal issues consultants face…

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Hudson Valley Garden Fair in Red Hook

On Saturday, May 2nd, SavATree welcomed Spring by attending the Hudson Valley Garden Fair at the historic Montgomery Place in Red Hook. The event was put on by the Hudson Valley Garden Association and provided residents of the Hudson Valley the chance to buy locally grown plants, explore sustainable landscape practices, learn from local plant…

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Mutation Illustration

Most people are familiar with the genetic mutation, albinism, where an organism produces no pigment and appears very pale or even white. However, this mutation is most commonly associate with animals, when plants can display a variation as well. The most well-known of these plants is the albino redwood. Though rare, several specimens of redwood…

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Mulch Measures

Warmer weather gets us back out into our gardens, but being overenthusiastic can lead to some gardening “don’ts”, often this applies when putting out fresh mulch. It is always useful to review the “Do’s and Don’ts” of mulch usage at the beginning of the season. The 2 major rules of thumb when it comes to applying mulch…

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