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Wound Paint: Falling Out of Favor

Not so long ago, arborists and other tree professionals would coat fresh pruning cuts with a latex- or petroleum-based paint. The goal was to prevent the advancement of decay, which could ultimately kill the recently pruned tree. However, one...

Protecting Trees from Construction Chaos


Urban trees must cope with a constant parade of assaults. They live amid polluted air, grow in confined areas and suffer scars from delinquents and ne’er-do-wells. However, these damaging deeds pale in comparison to the primary threat facing...

Tree Bark: That Beneficial Barrier


Tree bark is roughly akin to the skin of animals; it helps to define the boundary between the internal and external world, and it provides protection against a variety of threats. While bark fails to attract the same level of attention that...

The Battle Against Fruit Tree Pests


Part of what we would like to do with this blog is to share great information from around the web – especially some of the more esoteric content that may make the average tree lover go cross-eyed. We would like to not only point you to some...

Five Hardwood Trees for Windy Locations


Strong winds represent a serious threat for trees. Even relatively modest storms can leave areas with a post-apocalyptic aesthetic. Who hasn’t been dumbfounded at the sight of a mighty oak or redwood lying helplessly on its side with its...

Seven Fast-Growing Trees for Cooling the Climate


Trees help to reduce the local temperatures in a variety of ways. 

Among the most important ways that they do so include the process of transpiration, in which trees draw water from the ground and pump it into the air and through the...

Mycorrhizae: My Favorite Kind of Fungi


The more ecologists learn about the world, the more it becomes apparent that all living things are connected. Trees provide numerous examples of this, as even youngsters understand that trees provide animals with fruit, shelter and other...

The Trouble with Topping


Trees are remarkably resilient organisms. 

Because they compartmentalize, or seal off, their wounds, skilled arborists can prune trees to improve their health, alter their structure or improve fruit and flower production. As long as the...