TAG: tree care

One industry veteran’s take on proper plant installation

May 7, 2018By

As John Palmer has moved into his second career as a landscaper, he’s focused much of his attention on tree and shrub installations—and the poor planting practices that have become the norm. More than 15 years of experience as an arborist led Palmer, an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and owner of PlanetCare Landscape & Arboricultural Services in Lakewood,... read more

The benefits of partnering with a consulting arborist

March 19, 2018By

Professional landscape management companies, especially those that focus on large estates, commercial properties and high-end clientele, understand that trees don’t simply represent another management task or responsibility. Trees are the largest, most obvious and most valuable asset on any property—or at least they can be. Property managers for both residential and commercial properties are increasingly required to do more with... read more

Ep. 101: The root of the problem

October 15, 2014By

In this episode, Jim Urban of Urban Trees and Soils discusses some basic but important concepts when it comes to the proper care and health of something we work with every day: trees. Some of the topics discussed include: The importance of dirt Getting water into and out of the soil Our fear of clay The problem with the plants... read more

Swingle relocates 30,000-member bee colony

August 22, 2013By

Tree removal technicians for Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care relocated a 30,000-member Western honeybee colony while working in southwest Denver. The Western bee is facing a decrease in its population, yet it has staunch importance to ecosystems. Swingle crews relocated the hive in late July, when they were called to remove a rotted cottonwood tree as part of the... read more

July 2013 Web Extra: A connection between tree loss and poor health

July 10, 2013By

An improved natural environment leads to better health conditions, according to a study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Seven researchers conducted a study to see if the loss of 100 million trees to the invasive forest pest Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) would negatively relate to cardiovascular and lower respiratory diseases. Two fixed effects regression... read more

EAB: A case for treatment

May 21, 2013By

It’s Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness week, and I’m on my way home from Naperville, Ill., where I visited with members of a public-private coalition who are working to save the ash trees there from this invasive, devastating pest. EAB, which was first detected in Michigan in 2002, has killed tens of millions of ash trees in Michigan alone and... read more

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