Messy landscapes support birds and other wildlife

House with native plants in front¬†yardPhoto courtesy of Christian Barnard By Ryan Suttle.  Consulting Arborist and Urban Forester.  Conventional urban landscape management strives for a tidy appearance.  Grass is mowed to a uniform height, hedges are carefully sculpted, weeds are plucked, and dead branches are removed from trees.  While these cultural practices perpetuate the idea of an attractive landscape, birds … Read More

Baby hawk reunited with its family thanks to many!

Photo by Harmonie Wooley MAY 19, 2023 Do you think you could survive a 90 ft fall from the top of a tree? This young red-tailed hawk did! Unbelievably the bird was not seriously injured and did not become dinner for the mob of crows present at the scene! Even better, it was reunited with its family within two days! … Read More

Wildlife Trained Arborist Program

Photo by Nurit Katz Would you like to be on our Wildlife Trained Arborist referral list? Are you a certified arborist who has taken our four-hour Wildlife Trained Arborist Program? Or perhaps you’ve received similar training from Sims Trees Wildlife Aware Program, or equivalent training from another entity? If the answer is yes, we encourage you to apply to be … Read More