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Aphids that Infested Her Birch Trees

Evergreen Arborist Consultants recently received a call from a homeowner regarding aphids that infested her birch trees.  She was very concerned about treating the aphids without harming her pets.  The aphids were damaging the birch tree leaves and staining her concrete from the honeydew.  Honeydew is a sticky black liquid, secreted by aphids as they feed on plant…

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Will Fire Damaged Trees Recover

Will Fire Damaged Trees Recover?

Southern California has been hit by a series of wildfires that have damaged thousands of acres.  The fires have raged uncontrollably, fuelled by drought, high winds, and high temperatures.  What is the long term effect to trees that are damaged by wildfires?  If a tree has been burned and its leaves lost it may not…

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Exotic Beetle Killing Oak Trees

Exotic Beetle Killing Oak Trees

An exotic beetle has invaded Southern California and targeted coast live oaks. The tiny western oak bark beetle has long been a threat to the oaks but this variety brings a fungus with them that is now wreaking havoc on the iconic oaks. These pests are about the size of a grain of rice. Beetle…

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Tree Root Care

The Morton Arboretum states that over 80% of all landscape problems originate underground. With this in mind, it is safe to say that root problems become tree problems. The structure of a tree root system is comprised of large perennial roots and smaller, shorter-lived feeder roots. Perennial tree roots are woody and grow horizontally, primarily…

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Arborists Help by Identifying Insect Problems in Tree Growth

Arborists like the professionals at Evergreen Arborist Consultants are called on every day to make appraisals and to offer expert testimony in various cases.  However, sometimes professional arborists need a bit more knowledge than what they use in their regular work.  For example, an arborist may easily recognize that a tree has insect invasion issues but may not be completely familiar with a particular insect species.  When something like this happens, it is important for a professional arborist to know where to go for information.

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Certified vs. Qualified: International Recognition of Credentials

The International Society of Arboriculture offers two levels of recognition for arborists:  qualification and certification. The experts at Evergreen Arborist Consultants hold certification from the ISA, one of the highest levels to which an arborist can aim.

What Is The Difference Between Certification and Qualification with the ISA?

While both qualification and certification by the ISA represent an achievement of education and experience, they are not the same distinction.  An ISA-certified arborist, such as those at Evergreen Arborist Consultants, has passed stringent examinations over a broad body of knowledge.  Certification also requires periodic renewal after showing that the arborist has updated his or her knowledge in the field.  Certification is considered the best base for an arborist who may be confronted with a variety of situations.

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Always Watch Out For Hazards When Cutting Trees

Cutting trees and limbs can be a very hazardous job, particularly when the damage has been caused by a storm.  Hurricanes, monsoons, tornados and heavy wind events can all lead to structural damage to a tree.  Furthermore, wildfires can damage a tree and cause it to become unsafe.

When cutting trees down, however, there is more to consider than simply removing the damaged plant.  Arborists such as the experts at Evergreen Arborist Consultants can provide information and evaluation of damaged trees for property owners, government agencies and others who have an interest in discovering the solutions to these issues.

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Arborists, Unite! Midwest Professionals Protest Clear Cutting of Trees

Chicago, Illinois–The Utility Arborists Association may have a solution to a problem that has been plaguing utility companies for several years and affects millions of people who need power.  The problem is hot power lines sagging onto overgrown trees.  One such “sag” event in 2003 resulted in a blackout that affected 50 million people.  Adequately…

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