Oak Leafroller

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The oak leafroller is one of a group of spring feeding caterpillars that roll, fold or tie leaves together with silk

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Chainsaw Safety

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Bartlett’s New York arborists at a chainsaw-safety training workshop at our Elmsford office.

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Trees: Dispelling Myths & Misinformation (12 of 12)

Article 12 of 12 from Trees: Dispelling Myths & Misinformation, prepared by the arborists of the Southwest Division of Bartlett Tree Experts as a community education initiative.

So, can what’s logical be harmful? We’ve seen repeatedly that it can. Myths about trees that seem firmly rooted in the logical can hang on stubbornly, promote misinformation, and do harm. Our stated goal in this series was to arm readers with facts about trees that dispel these myths, create more informed consumers, and promote healthier trees. We hope we have provided a snapshot of the issues that empowers property owners to advocate for their own trees and select qualified arborists to care for them. Continue reading

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Trees: Dispelling Myths & Misinformation (11 of 12)

Article 11 of 12 from Trees: Dispelling Myths & Misinformation, prepared by the arborists of the Southwest Division of Bartlett Tree Experts as a community education initiative.

Asked by a property owner to meet with a building contractor about tree protection, an experienced arborist could tell the contractor didn’t take seriously the need to protect trees during the project. “I’ve been doing this work for thirty years, and I haven’t killed a tree yet,” the contractor bragged. Continue reading

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Give Thanks to the Silent Servant

I display fragrant blossoms in the early days of Spring

I host birds, squirrels, bees and other living things

I stand by your home even when you are away

I provide that much needed shade on the hot summer day

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