Monthly Archives: June 2011

Too Hot and Dry

The effects of the 2010 drought on Central Indiana’s evergreens this year You may have noticed an abnormal number of evergreen trees around the central Indiana area that are dying or browning excessively. With over 30 days of temperatures above

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice Tagged with: branches, brown, crown, dead, dieback, drought, evergreens, heat, Indiana, irrigation, stress, trees

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Buffalo, NY

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has announced that Emerald Ash Borer has been detected in Buffalo. This is the first infestation found in Erie County. Recently, several purple traps have been distributed throughout our area to

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases Tagged with: ash, damage, DEC, eab, elm, emerald ash borer, environment, insects, invasive, new york, NY, pest, threat

Spring Storms

You would expect to see a Hiroshima-type scene if you read headlines like “Nine Tornadoes Reported in Dallas-Fort Worth,” but that’s not always the case. Anyone who’s lived in north Central Texas knows about the damage that comes with spring storms and the

Posted in Urban Tree Care Tagged with: damage, hazard, storm, tornado, tree, tree structure

Historic Tree Walk, Salve Regina University

Spring can be really hectic for an arborist, especially this spring. Winter seemed so long, and spring seemed suspended within the weather patterns of March and April. Where did the month of May go? Well, this year, when May finally hit

Posted in Tree Preservation, Urban Tree Care Tagged with: Beech Trees, History, Newport, Rhode Island, RI, Salve Regina University, trees

Bartlett’s BOOST® Natural Applied to a Vegetable Garden

In the spring of 2011, I decided to try Bartlett’s OMRI-Listed, 100% organic BOOST® Natural fertilizer at my home. My mission: see how it works in a vegetable garden. These vegetables are 100% organic — not certified, just my claim. We have

Posted in Fertilization Tagged with: boost, fertilizer, gardening, natural, organic, yield

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