Poor growing conditions

Planting Protocols for Challenging Urban Sites

The following is an excerpt from “Arboricultural Practices, A Scientific Approach,” a new book by Lindsey Purcell, with illustrations by Jeff Harris. It is tentatively scheduled for release in January 2024. This excerpt has been edited for style and length. There are numerous challenges, below ground as well as above, that imperil tree growth in […]

Know Your Learning Style!

Modern arborists can be identified as professionals in the tree care industry who recognize the importance of staying current with research and best-management practices. They seek to improve their personal and professional potential through achievements such as earning industry credentials, such as TCIA’s Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) and the ISA’s Certified Arborist. Many arborists […]

Business Ethics in Arboriculture

What does it mean to operate a good, professional business? What role does ethics play in everyday business? Professionalism and ethics are two words that are seemingly important to many individuals, and yet, in our behavior, we often, unconsciously or perhaps deliberately, overlook these very important interpersonal attributes. From a business perspective, ethics are guidelines […]

Elemental Deficiencies: You Get What You Test For!

The maintenance of plants in the urban landscape is, at times, demanding. The many challenges that imperil trees in the urban forest are numerous and increasing. Plant health care (PHC) requires education, experience and credible resources to make informed decisions on plant interventions. These skills are needed especially for understanding and recognizing nutritional requirements, as […]

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