Photo 7: The Gafco Holemeister, ready to drill.

Embracing Failure

An endless series of decisions, good and bad, resulted in my living on the same property for the last 30 years, no ankle bracelet involved. One may realize a life of fulfillment within a very small realm, while others roam the planet in search of the same. I’ve done a lot of the former and […]

Removal of the tree left the property exposed

Taking the 10th: The Guide Is Just a Guide, I Guess

The opposing attorney walked toward me jauntily. “So, have you heard the one about how many opinions one would receive when employing 10 arborists to appraise a tree?” “Yes. Do you know what one would call 100 lawyers in a basement?” I replied. To myself. Hours after the trial was over. “Ha, ha” was my […]

The fleet on a job site.

Road to Consultanthood, Part 5: Easing on Down

In the first article in this series, “The Road to Consultanthood: Musings of an Antique Arborist,” TCI Magazine, February 2023, the author looked at his introduction to tree care and some of the now-outdated practices and equipment being used at that time. In the second article by the same name, in TCI Magazine, April 2023, […]

The Road to Consultanthood, Part 4

In the first article in this series, “The Road to Consultanthood: Musings of an Antique Arborist,” TCI Magazine, February 2023, the author looked at his introduction to tree care and some of the now-outdated practices and equipment being used at that time. In the second article by the same name in this series, TCI Magazine, […]

black and white photo a group of people under a tree

The Road to Consultanthood: Musings of an Antique Arborist, Part 3

In the first article in this series, “The Road to Consultanthood: Musings of an Antique Arborist,” TCI Magazine, February 2023, the author looked at his introduction to tree care and some of the now-outdated practices and equipment being used at that time. In the second article by the same name in this series, TCI Magazine, […]

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