Arbor Day and Earth Day 2015

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Trees are important for so many reasons. They make our communities more beautiful and livable. We want to share our love of trees with others. Encouraging people to plant and care for trees is just part of the picture. At … Continue reading

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The Importance of Tree Climbing Competitions

Todd in the Speed Climb Event

Todd in the Speed Climb Event

At Bartlett, one of our core values is leadership in the tree care industry. Participating in tree climbing competitions helps us demonstrate this leadership status while also translating into real-world skills that yield success for our company. Recently, I competed in one such event, the MAC-ISA Tree Climbing Championships.

Having tree climbers attend and compete in a tree climbing competition offers a great boost in morale. It’s a day to get hyped and excited as if you were watching the Superbowl, Kentucky Derby, Champions League Final, or Boston Marathon. Watching some of the best tree climbers in the area compete can inspire us to achieve a high level of climbing skills. Many tennis fans are inspired by Roger Federer winning a grand slam title; likewise, many tree climbers can be inspired by the competitors in the tree climbing competition. All tree climbers, but especially the young and new, who are getting started in this challenging profession look for an idol that has fun, good tree climbing skills, and a great, upbeat, and energetic attitude.

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St. Paul Arbor Month

In the Minneapolis area? Please join us on May 30th for a great event celebrating Arbor Month at Linwood Recreation Center and pick up a free elm seedling. Continue reading

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Oak Processionary Moth

Oak processionary moth (OPM) is a dangerous pest that poses a risk to human and animal health. The Forestry Commission recommends surveying of oaks in the greater London area. Contact with OPM caterpillars can result in rashes, conjunctivitis, and breathing difficulties. Continue reading

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The Joys of Youth

One of my greatest joys in working at the Bartlett Tree Research Laboratories and Arboretum is being provided the opportunity to interact with people of all ages and from all walks of life. Most recently, we had the opportunity to host a group of local middle school students. We often host colleges but rarely have younger people here on the scene with us so this was a real treat. Continue reading

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