Tree Care

Jack O’ Lantern Fungus: A Trick Pathogen?

Several mushroom species that are known as the Jack O’ Lantern fungus are very common on and around oaks and other species in the late summer and fall (Photos 1 & 2). Knowing this fungus (Photo 3) is important to arborists, as it looks very similar to the well-known, root-killing and decay pathogen Armillaria (Photo […]

Safe Job-Site Setup

It has been said that preparation is the key to success. As it relates to safety in tree work, this statement could not be truer. When we think of being prepared, we think of proper training or certifications, proper equipment and tools, personal protective equipment (PPE), knowing job specifics, etc. Once all the above criteria […]

Clogger Ascend All-Season Chain-Saw Pants

Phil Rogers debuted Clogger’s Ascend chain-saw pants in the Unboxing Ring at the 2019 TCI EXPO in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. When you take a new pair of Clogger Ascend pants out of the box, you get the care and maintenance information, that generous warranty, an awesome sticker you can plaster around the world and, of course, […]

Identifying Wood-Decay Fungi

Tree care in the urban landscape often involves management of tree health, but due to the proximity to people and property, often trees need to be managed for risk as well. Sometimes this means removal, sometimes it means prevention and sometimes it means taking curative measures. Wood-decay fungi are a very important category involving risk […]

Musings on Tree Work and Plant Health Care After 40 Years in the Industry

This is the first installment of a three-part series on the evolution of plant health care over the last 40 years, including some of the tools, people and practices that have influenced the author as well as the industry. Everyone has a story of how they came to be working in the arboriculture/plant-health-care industry. My […]

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