Folsom community rallies to prevent a tragedy for nesting Green Herons

Green Heron support team. Photo by City of Folsom By Gillian Martin Pick a champion, any one! At least half a dozen stand out in a bird crisis-aversion action that was undertaken this week in the town of Folsom, north-east of Sacramento, CA. In previous years, Green Herons nested in an unsuitable tree overhanging a public right of way. The … Read More

Pruning to Harm Trees: a mind-rocking topic by Johan Ostberg, Ph.D.

by Gillian MartinJohan Ostberg, Ph.D.‘Pruning to Harm Trees’ seems like an alarming title for a training program for arborists, doesn’t it? But this was the title of a presentation by Johan Ostberg Ph.D, Professor at the Swedish Institute of Agricultural Science in the City of Malmö, Sweden. He recently stepped up to the podium at the Los Angeles/Orange County Regional … Read More

Acorn Woodpeckers in Silverado, CA get help from Southern California Edison Electric Company

by Gillian Martin The remote, two-lane Modjeska Canyon Road in Silverado, California curves through grand old oaks and sycamores that splatter it with dappled light. Engineers appear to have contoured the road to accommodate a few of them; a commendable recognition that this territory is long held by Nature and deserves respect. The trees and steep walls of the canyon … Read More