When I was a kid, the spectacular view of fall foliage looked to me like a box of Trix cereal was sprinkled over the mountain side. Did you see that too? (yes, I'm dating myself :-) Now what I see is the #biodiversity of a healthy #ecosystem. This is the 2022 view of my backyard and each year it seems more spectacular that the last! I am always amazed to notice all the different colors representing many different tree species, and how the leaves seem to glow with their own li
A nice little story ... and 3 questions ... During 2020, when most kids were struggling with remote and home schooling, I designed a series of TREEage Summer Science sessions with a group of neighborhood kids – wearing my volunteer leader hat. Among many topics covered, from tree biology to forest pest surveillance, we studied a young street tree that died. We examined the Hophornbeam (Ostrya virginiana), removed it, excavated the root system and finally replanted a Sugar Map
#WCISA #GrowBetterTrees #sustainability #TreesROI #UrbanTrees Be sure to catch Gordon's talk and visit us at the virtual Trade Show! TreesROI Millions of trees are planted in our communities in a condition that prevents them from growing into mature, benefit-providing assets for tree owners and the environment. NURSERIES are at the ROOT OF THE PROBLEM!
Research has shown that trees need to grow to maturity to receive the maximum benefits and create sustainable populations o
On the first Friday of May, Vermonters celebrate Arbor Day ... sometimes it snows, but today is a beautiful spring day to #HugATree or #PlantATree and everyday let's #GrowBetterTrees! #sustainability #UrbanTrees #SmileAndSayTREES
I’m happy to present with Gordon Mann at ISA 2020! His talk will cover the technical aspects of tree pruning that are important for writing specifications and for site inspections. I will share a slightly different perspective – my story is about volunteerism as leader of TREEage since 2006, a UVM Extension Master Gardener and VT SOUL Tree Steward Project. I think that “regular people” like me, are your Secret Weapons for tree care. We look forward to seeing you at the virtua
It was an honor to spend 3 days with our Scientist Friends at Tech-X Corp to learn more about their work in Physics. They create SIMULATIONS that EMPOWER our INNOVATIONS ... wicked #CoolScience that I don't pretend to understand, but ... we're in good hands! #GrowBetterTrees get to the #RootOfIt #sustainability #UrbanTrees #GPR #simulation #VSim #USim #RSim
We have more in common with trees than we have in different! I think of this often and for many reason … While walking away after pruning a tree in desperate need of a little TLC, I can almost hear it whisper, “… somebody loves me …” Yes, we are like the trees – .. we are individuals, but need each other .. we are strong yet fragile, and like the trees – .. we are perfectly imperfect. This lovely look at the Spirit of Trees might inspire you to go #HUGaTREE today. Enjoy! #The