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Administrator's Blog – May 2011 Archive (7)

Tree care problems? Make sure you’re getting help from a certified arborist

Many tree care services claim to have a team of professionals who can solve nearly any tree problem. Perhaps they can. Perhaps they can’t. But would you go to a doctor who didn’t have any credentials like a medical degree? If not, then why would you bring in an uncertified “tree doctor” for your leafy… Continue

Added by Administrator on May 30, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Oregon Heritage Tree Program – Great for Oregonians & road-trippers

Ever see an awe-inspiring tree and wonder, “What is that tree’s story?” Well if you’re in Oregon, not only can you can look it up, but if it’s not documented, you can nominate it and map it! The Oregon Heritage Tree Program enables tree lovers to nominate great historic trees to be logged and mapped for… Continue

Added by Administrator on May 23, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Forest Service unveils first comprehensive forecast on southern forests

Urbanization expected to reduce forest area in South during next 50 years

Atlanta, GA -- The USDA Forest Service and the Southern Group of State Foresters released the first phase of the Southern Forest Futures Project report on Tuesday, May 17, which identifies areas forest managers will focus on to maintain southern forests in the coming years.

According to the report, urbanization,…


Added by Administrator on May 18, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Alaska & Maine Arbor Day Challenge: Can you differentiate between spruce & pine?

This week Alaska and Maine are both celebrating their state arbor days, and both just happen to have a large, needle-bearing conifer as their state tree. Alaska’s state tree is the Sitka Spruce and Maine’s is the Eastern White Pine. Do you know which one is which?

A. This…


Added by Administrator on May 16, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Great resource for New Mexico members

As many of you know, The Grove is expanding nationwide this year, rolling out 10 new states and territories in four rounds. We launched our first round of new states this spring, and have been expanding our Tree Match, Events listings and Blog posts to include resources pertinent to our newest members.…


Added by Administrator on May 9, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease Endanger Outdoor Professionals!

By Gail Meads, Soil Scientist, GSM Services and Thomas Macfie, Soil Scientist, Soil Science, Inc.

(reprinted with permission from Tree Talks, Georgia Urban Forest Council's monthly newsletter)


Soil Scientists and other outdoor professionals in Georgia are exposed to deer ticks for many months of the year. Walking about in dense woods, briars, old fields, and kudzu patches are obvious places of tick infestations. However, relaxing in the…


Added by Administrator on May 6, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

Six Interesting Facts in honor of North Dakota and Vermont Arbor Day

Here are a few facts you might not know about North Dakota’s state tree, the American elm (at left).

Fact 1: American elms have been known to have canopies reaching over 70 feet in diameter, making them ideal shade trees for urban landscapes.

Fact 2: Millions of American elm…


Added by Administrator on May 2, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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