Drought Season

Drought Season

 Informational sites, such as drought.unl.edu, can be helpful to tree care providers. Image courtesy of drought.unl.edu. As humans, we seem to struggle with things that we have no control over. Bullies at your kids’ school, the driver of the car in front of you on the highway and prices at the grocery store are everyday examples. The weather is another. […]

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Tree Storm

Tree Care After the Storm

 Crews must be trained to remove trees in precarious positions as well as those down on power lines. Photo: Bartlett Tree Experts When the call goes out to tree service companies to work on widespread storm damage, anybody with a chain saw and a pickup can respond, but it’s the companies that are prepared and have experience in this field […]

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Electrical Hazard

Tree Care Electrical Hazards

 A typical utility pole with cross tree or bar, transformer, three phases, insulators, and a ground or neutral wire. Note the wires heading down the pole into the conduit, typically a good indicator of underground lines leading to the house, something else to be mindful of. Photo: Michael Tain Tree care crews work in a variety of environments: urban, rural, […]

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weather-trees

How Weather can Impact Trees

 Winter desiccation can be devastating in some years. Photo: John Fech In the world of arboriculture, or at least the arborist, a variety of factors impart effects on the trees we care for each and every day. One of the most impactful, or at least most commonly referred to is weather. The adage goes like this: “Can’t figure out what’s […]

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Wildfire Effects

Wildfire Effects to Trees

When wildfires roll through, the devastation is often immense. While attention is usually focused on the impact to structures — sometimes homes are burned right down to their foundations — part of the rebuilding process requires an evaluation of the surrounding trees. In most cases, a decision can be made relatively quickly about whether a building is a total loss […]

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