From the Field

Finding the Why in Arboriculture

Why?” Such a simple question, but if you spend any time around a child, you will soon discover it may be one of the most complex and difficult questions to understand, and the complete answer to “Why?” is always changing, developing and fleeting. Children ask why to everything. When you deliver an answer, they pause, […]

I Am an Artist

I am an artist. Trees are my medium. Many years ago, my grandfather instructed me to distinguish between the work of craftsmen, or craftswomen, and artisans and artists. Craftspersons’ work, he said, exhibits a fair understanding of their medium. The work of artisans exhibits a deeper understanding of their medium. Artists’ work displays yet an […]

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 […]

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