Congratulations to our 2015 Great American Tree Competition winner and our second and third place winners, and kudos to all who nominated your own outstanding trees. All thirty-eight trees are truly remarkable and a gem in the crown of their respective states! 

The nomination period for next year’s Great American Tree Competition will be announced in April 2016. 

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Reducing Tree Damage from Trimming Along ROW's

I have agreed to speak to the Alabama Department of Transportation’s Vegetation Management group in several sessions.  They are interested in more tree-healthy alternatives than the method currently used by contactors for mechanical trimming” and also in the use of “herbicide trimming”.  Any information or contacts on these topics would be appreciated.     I don’t know if this is southeast wide, but was told that Homeland Security Rules have increased fines for outages and blockages creating…

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Managing Change in Our Community Forests: a Toolkit for Action

Managing Change in Our Community Forests: a Toolkit for Action Oregon Community Trees Thursday, June 4, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT) Portland, OR Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities, based on the most recent research in our…

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