WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? A tree is only considered “hazardous” if there are “targets” nearby onto which it can fall. “Targets” are considered people, property, etc. The more permanent or frequent targets are near trees likely to “fail”, the more hazardous the condition. This white pine recently failedContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? Sometimes it might just be better to cut down a tree. I saw this sugar maple the other day in Delaware County. “Topping” like this attracts and enhances decay into the tree. If the tree does somehow re-sprout, many of these new unions willContinue Reading

WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE FOREST? “Volcano mulch.” Been seeing quite a bit of it lately while walking around. Volcano mulch is mulch that is piled up deeply around a newly planted tree. Although this might look aesthetically pleasing, it can cause butt rot and rooting issues as well. MulchContinue Reading