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Saluting Branches Approves Time Travel for Texas

Due to the ISA Texas Tree Conference taking place in Waco September 27-29, 2022, the Saluting Branches day of service scheduled for September 28 everywhere else was rescheduled for October 5 for Texas. Unbeknown to the volunteers, on October 5, 2022, four locations in Texas traveled back in time to September 28 so they could […]

Tree Work Ain’t Easy

Tree work ain’t easy. They get big and grow in weird places. They’re heavy, hard, unforgiving, and tend to ooze at times for one reason or another. We don’t know what they’re rated for, demanding that we continue to thrive in their world based on training and experience. That experience, though, is hard fought and […]


The Tree Experts: A History of Professional Arboriculture in Britain, by Dr. Mark Johnston

Enjoying a reputation for being knowledgeable about the history of arboriculture in the United States, I was honored and delighted to be asked to review Mark Johnston’s new book, The Tree Experts: A History of Professional Arboriculture in Britain.

Revised Book Will Aid Field ID of Wood Decay Fungi

Hot off the press as of August 2022, Wood Decay Fungi Common to the Northeast and Central United States, 2nd Edition, by Christopher J. Luley, Ph.D., is now available at the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) online bookstore. Most arborists may recognize the name Christopher Luley. After all, he has been a regular contributor to […]

Seasoned Employees in the Landscaping Services Industry

As in many other industries, the average age for workers in the landscaping services industry* has been rising, from 38.1 in 2011 to 40.9 in 2019. While knowledge and skills generally improve with age, physical abilities such as strength, reaction time, and balance may decline. Typically, the injury rate for older workers is lower than […]

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