Lightning strikes millions of trees each year. Though not many trees die immediately, strikes often cause serious structural weakness. This damage increases the risk of branches falling and predisposes the
There are a number of reasons for tree pruning; some are safety related, some are to lessen interference with buildings, and some protect the health of the tree. The need
Research shows that trees with multiple (codominant) stems have a higher likelihood of failure than those with a single stem so it is important to address this trait – the
Nothing can completely guarantee safety from fires. However, some simple strategies in the landscape can help protect homes and leave them more defensible against encroaching fires. Thinking ‘lean, clean, and
Storms can wreak havoc in a community and while utility companies work to clear trees from power lines, there is another group actively assisting in storm cleanup of trees that
Incorrect planting can lead to the production of girdling roots below the soil grade. Girdling roots are lateral roots that emerge at or slightly below the soil surface and cut
Here in Santa Barbara we understand that the ground is far from sedentary. Whether it’s construction of new homes or mud sliding from recent storms, we are in a constant
One of the most under-diagnosed causes of tree failure are root rot pathogens. Here in southern California we have a few rots that plague our trees and I want to
Extreme weather events happen in nearly every geography, leaving a lasting impact on the trees and shrubs in a landscape. Once the rain or wind has stopped, the snow has
While many trees have a long lifespan, they are still living organisms and will, at some point, structurally fail. However, the decision to remove a tree that adds value to
The ultimate deciding factor when most people choose a tree care service is the cost for doing the work. Everyone wants the best deal, and usually will get several quotes
The Bartlett Tree Research Lab staff recently welcomed the newest crop of Arborist Representatives for technical training that included four information- and demonstration-packed days and nights.
Earlier this year, it was predicted that about a million drones would be sold over the holiday season. If you were one of the lucky ones to be gifted a
In my five years working as a field arborist at Bartlett Tree Experts, I have experienced notable and positive changes in arboriculture safety in the Company and in the industry.
We live in an age where computers increasingly play an ever-larger role in all facets of how we manage large amounts of information. Companies like Amazon and Apple use data