They said what?

“Mosaic on a Hackberry leaf, found this little guy yesterday!”

Tree Top Inc. | Tree care company in Wellington, Colorado


“Safety is a big deal. Every time you run a chain saw or climb a tree, it wants to get you. We work very hard preparing for a job–planning what we’re going to do and how we’re gonna do it, identifying the hazards. We’re not in a hurry.”

Doug Mayer, owner/operator, Newton Hook Tree Care, Stuyvesant Falls, New York


Pro Tip

Splicing — Want To Learn?

  • First and foremost, splicing — the process whereby a rope may be repaired, fastened back to itself to create an attachment point, or even made into an eminently useful rope tool — while quite satisfying, is not an activity to be undertaken lightly.
  • Improper understanding, poor attention to detail and shortcuts can lead to property damage, bodily damage and even death. The splicer won’t get more than his or her pride hurt creating the splice, but the end user is literally hanging his or her life on it.
  • Rope manufacturers such as Yale, Samson and New England are a wealth of information about the construction and splicing techniques for their particular ropes, and, in many cases, have directions/kits that can help a would-be splicer get started.

Source: Tree Services, September 2012


Believe it or notReddogwood

Under good conditions, red dogwood trees have a medium growth rate of about 13 to 24 inches per year as they mature. They are believed to have been discovered in Virginia, but little is known about their history. While they bloom a few days later than other dogwoods, their blossoms are a sign of spring.


By the #s

18 — States (plus the District of Columbia) that have an established Hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA) population. HWA is a small, aphid-like pest that is only about 0.03 inches long. Nymphs produce a white, cottony substance, and the presence of these white masses on a hemlock tree is a sure way to identify an HWA infestation.