From the Field

Climate-Change Effects on Trees

Public perception of climate change may differ from yours and mine. Arborists know all too well the reality of climate change. We work outdoors every day, and we see the changing weather patterns and their effect on trees and shrubs in the landscape. It would be wise to take note of these changes. They will […]

The Muddy River Tree Preservation Project

Every once in a while, you get to work on an extra-cool project. I was very excited when Dan Mayer asked me to work on a project on the Muddy River in and around Boston, Massachusetts. Being a big fan of Frederick Law Olmsted (often called the father of American landscape architecture), I was really […]

Stovetop Cooking, Job-Site Style

Being born and raised in Minnesota, I know how rough winters can get. Growing up, I never imagined I would find a career outside. I love winter, but I did not love it that much. A few years ago, I found my way into the tree care industry, and winter is now my favorite time […]

New Year’s Eve

A number of years ago, I met a beautiful red-headed university professor. We went out to a favorite Mexican restaurant for chicken enchiladas, seated at a tiled outdoor patio under resplendent Modesto ash trees (Fraxinus velutina). We took majestic hikes in my favorite state park, Calaveras Big Trees State Park, in Calaveras County, California, which […]

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