Tree Care for Wildlife Training provided new benefits for tree care workers in San Diego

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Photo: about 40 attendees broke into small groups for a pre-work survey. Did you miss this year’s annual Field Day at Balboa Park in San Diego?  Among the awesome list of opportunities was a four-hour training program to reduce impact on nesting wildlife during tree care.  It was delivered in Spanish as well as English!   Co-leaders, Andrew Trotter and Gillian … Read More

WCISA 2021 CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS: Far out Arboriculture, a virtual discovery of the lost coast

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Photo: Shutterstock, Allie Caulfield by Gillian Martin Arborists and tree care workers in the west are riding the moon this week. We hope wildlife advocates will celebrate with us. The Western Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture just held its annual conference…virtually of course. A banquet of topics spanned four days! Several presentations covered issues that might be of … Read More

Trees are trees, so why would diversity matter?

by Gary Balcerak You may have heard people bemoaning the lack of diversity among the species that make up the urban forest of your community and thought, why would it matter? It turns out there are numerous reasons why it matters. Protection from a single pathogen killing off a large portion of the urban forest in a short amount of … Read More