Tag: trees

Streets Might Benefit From Shade

UNITED STATES—Shade has become less of a priority for modern urban gardens than it still is for older and more spacious suburban gardens. Significantly...

Sudden Limb Failure Jeopardizes Safety

UNITED STATES—Windy weather sometimes breaks limbs from trees or blows entire trees over. Evergreen trees are innately more susceptible to such damage than deciduous...

Palms Are Very Distinctive Among Trees

UNITED STATES—Palms seem to exemplify the culture of California. However, only the California fan palm, which is also the desert fan palm, is native....

ISA Certified Arborists Know Trees

UNITED STATES—Arborists are horticulturists. They just happen to be more specialized than most. Many or most other horticulturists work with flora that they engage...

Sunlight Is Becoming A Commodity

UNITED STATES—Shade trees no longer get the appreciations that they deserve. Only half a century ago, they were important components of suburban landscapes. Big...

Limb Failure Of Spontaneous Nature

UNITED STATES—Winter storms sometimes break limbs or topple trees. Such damage is no surprise during winter because that is when almost all windy weather...

Tree Surgeons Evolved Into Arborists

UNITED STATES—Arborists are very specialized horticulturists. They prefer to work with trees. Of course that is not as simple as it sounds. Some are...

Shade Trees Adapt To Urbanism

UNITED STATES—Modern urban home gardens are shadier and more confined than older suburban home gardens originally were. Modern homes are both taller and closer...

Yardwork Mayhem

UNITED STATES─Memorial Day has come and gone, and some would say that summer is officially here, well not quite, but I always say when...

Multi Trunk Trees Seem Natural

UNITED STATES—For several years in the late 1960 and early 1970s, European white birch were trendy. Most lived in ubiquitous groups of three. Where...