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Spring Blooms

  It’s that time of year again when you drive down the road and you might think, “How pretty!”  All of the “pretty” white flowering trees all along our road sides and neighborhoods are more than likely the Bradford Pear, Pyrus calleryana ‘Bradford’. The 1980’s were an important beginning for the Bradford pear.  It gained…

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Horticultural Hardships

Floral Fungus When it comes to plants and shrubs, especially fruit trees and landscape quality cultivars, disease can frequently be attributed to fungus.  Some of the more common fungal diseases includes root rot, cankers, black knot, anthracnose, cedar-apple rust, apple scab and various blights.  Various conditions favor disease development;  warm, damp weather can be very…

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Plants in Peril

Endangered, Exploited or Extirpated…oh my! There are over 5,000 plants (5,679 to be exact) currently listed either federally or by state as threatened, endangered or various other protected statuses.  Woody vegetation or trees make up 470 of the plants on the list. They aren’t cute and fuzzy like the many listed animals so plants don’t get as…

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Arbor Day Appreciation

Historical Herbage Arbor Day was first proposed by Nebraska Territory pioneer J. Sterling Mormont, originally of Detroit. Mormont  and his wife were nature lovers and quickly planted their new property with trees, shrubs and flowers.  He recognized the multifaceted value of trees; there is, of course, aesthetic value, additionally plant roots aid in erosion control,…

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Storied Furniture

  One day, brothers Zeb and Ted Esselstyn had an epiphany of sorts. It occurred to them that every year, hundreds of historic Connecticut trees were meeting an unceremonious end. After being removed or failing due to old age or weather, these trees were being chipped, turned into mulch, or deposited in anonymous landfills. Seeing…

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Managing trees during construction

Thanks to all those that attended today’s webinar on managing trees during construction. We talked about different reasons for managing trees during construction; we discussed the American National Standard for tree management during construction (ANSI A300 Part 5); and we reviewed some of the provisions of ANSI A300 Part 5. A key point is the…

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