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Western Red Cedar approaching the question of tree health- tree looks

As an arborist, I observe non-diseased living trees as healthy when they express a vigorus green canopy. There are exceptons to this rule, but we can’t be certain about the exceptions without data collected over time. 227 more words

Urban Forestry


Spring semester has begun, and it is promising to be one best described as “overflowing.” I am taking a fuller course load and hoping to be more involved with a few volunteer activities, so my weeks are looking to be filled past capacity, but in a good way. 889 more words

What are Trees Good For?

Who thought of apples?  I did.  You can grow apples in Texas.   Who thought of Medina?

Well, as you probably know, trees are good for many things.   267 more words

Green Infrastructure in the City Video Series

We at Clean Air Partnership are big fans of Green Infrastructure, huge fans in fact…

That is why we wanted to give a shout out to the new video series released by the Green Infrastructure Ontario (GIO) Coalition. 145 more words

Community Engagement

Great day for conifers!

December 20th – Solistice-short light with one day following another of soil soaking rains!  These are prime days for planting new trees.  Why, because new saplings go through a transplant stress and need moist soils and low light growing conditions to adjust to change before they put on new growth.   309 more words

Ecological Restoration

Natural Capital and Why it Matters

Healthy ecosystems provide fertile soil, clean water and air, as well as natural resources such as timber and food. They help protect us from floods and the spread of diseases and also help moderate complex climate and hydrological systems. 176 more words

Coppicing Big Leaf Maple to promote tree health

At an active restoration site in South King County, Nicoterra Trails is pruning Big Leaf Maple -(Acer Macrophyllum) where trees have sprouted from large old stumps.   323 more words

Ecological Restoration