Poor soil, compaction, affect tree health

Poor soil, compaction, affect tree health

Trees that grow in the urban environment can experience many environmental stresses, including compacted and poor soils and competition with turf for water and nutrients. Soils, especially in newer housing developments, may be significantly deficient in the nutrients necessary for the optimum growth of trees. In construction and building processes, the native topsoil is often… Read More »

Choosing the right tree for the right place

Choosing the right tree for the right place

The first critical step in planting a tree that will stand the test of time in the urban landscape is choosing the right tree for the right place. Take a walk through a wooded natural area and you will find that most species of trees occupy a specific niche. You will not find a willow… Read More »

Choosing the right tree for the right place

Choosing the right tree for the right place

By V.J. Comai The first critical step in planting a tree that will stand the test of time in the urban landscape is choosing the right tree for the right place. Take a walk through a wooded natural area and you will find that most species of trees occupy a specific niche. You will not… Read More »

Inspecting your trees in the winter

By V.J. Comai Trees provide many benefits and can be a true asset to any property, but they can also become a liability if structural deficiencies go unnoticed. While it takes a trained professional to complete a comprehensive risk assessment of any tree, there are signs that you can look for on your own that… Read More »

Protecting your trees for winter

Protecting your trees for winter

Winters in Vermont can test even the hardiest of souls, and can also be detrimental to the health of your trees. In preparation for the long cold months, protect your trees to ensure that they will begin the growing season unscathed and healthy. Evergreens are prone to winter injury, which appears as a browning or… Read More »