A Tree’s Success Starts with the Selection Process

What if a tree was able to vet its prospective owner and landscape before agreeing to be purchased? Arborists would smile and say ‘yes,’ a young tree would whistle at the possibility! A silly idea? Well hold on a minute and consider human history. We don’t have to look very far, especially in urban settings, to see examples of ‘problem … Read More

What to do in a wildlife emergency

Immature songbird by Four Oaksby Christine Saito Many species live in the habitat available in parks, undeveloped land and in our backyards. This provides an exciting opportunity to view wildlife through recreation or education. Keeping wildlife safe and preventing harm is the key to successful coexistence. Imagine for a moment that you’re doing some light gardening or you’ve hired tree … Read More

Wildlife in ANSI Standards and ISA BMPs

by Ryan GilpinRed-tailed Hawk nest building. Photo by Peggy Honda I find it personally gratifying to open up an ANSI Standard or ISA BMP and find mentions of wildlife. Our urban forests are vital to birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, and those wildlife add a remarkable amount of enjoyment to the lives of us city-dwellers. The first time that this … Read More