Teamwork Reunites Baby Owl and Parents in Long Beach

Photo by Mary Jane Sesto Baby owls, like their young human counterparts, can have accidents while still ‘getting their legs’…or in this case, their wings. One of three Great Horned owl youngsters caused a flurry of concern on Friday when it fell to the ground from its 50ft high nest on a trial near the Nature Center in El Dorado … Read More

The ‘troublesome’ Sapsucker is a Good Neighbor to ‘double-dipping’ Forest Dwellers.

Red-naped Sapsucker xylum wells Sandrine Biziaux Scherson

Red-naped Sapsucker xylum wells. Photo by Sandrine Biziaux Scherson by Gillian Martin Throughout the year sapsuckers drill wells for sap in healthy and stressed trees. In early spring, the bird first drills narrow, circular wells into the tree’s xylem—the inner part of the trunk—to feed on sap moving up to the branches. After the tree leafs out, the sapsucker begins … Read More

Seeking Comments on Draft of Best Management Practices for CA, NV, AZ, and HI

Please click on this file (Review Draft Tree Care for Wildlife BMPs) to download and review. Draft of Best Management Practices for CA, NV, AZ, and HI Dear reviewers, The Tree Care for Birds and Other Wildlife Program of the Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture has developed a new edition of the Best Management Practices (BMPs): Tree … Read More