Monthly Archives: January 2016

Winter Tree Pruning: When and Why

Winter is a popular time to prune trees. Most leaves have fallen and the tree structure is clearly visible. With a direct sightline to the tree’s interior growth habits, it is often easier for an arborist to identify structural issues

Posted in Tree Advice, Urban Tree Care

Taking a Tree Inventory Online

University of Chicago’s Campus Environment team knew it was time to move beyond a limited-use, printed tree inventory to an online version that could facilitate management of the university’s urban forest. This would allow them to determine the structural stability

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Preservation, Urban Tree Care

Budget for Tree Care to Save Big

Many commercial properties maintain no tree care budget. Unexpected costs quickly mount when an issue emerges and money must be scraped together to pay for last-minute treatments or an emergency removal. It’s even worse when the issue results in damage

Posted in Tree Advice

Songbirds in Winter

A welcome sight in snow-laden trees and backyard feeders throughout the winter, how do birds that don’t migrate survive the below-freezing temperatures common in the north?

Posted in Environmental Issues

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