Please don’t misunderstand the title – guys rock too – but working in a field that is dominated by the male of the species, there are few times when I am able to experience what I did earlier this morning.
As a research technician, you will often find me out on the fringes of the Bartlett Tree Research Lab and Arboretum where many of our research plots reside. This morning was one of those times. As I was gathering data and photographing the trees involved in this trial, one of my fellow research technicians drove by on her way to one of the research plots she’s responsible for. Then a moment later, our head diagnostician came along on her way to photograph and document yet another research trial. Three separate research trials. Three women in the field of arboriculture.
So what’s so special about this? Why write about it or give it a moment’s thought? Because it was a lovely moment; in a field dominated by men, here were three independent women doing what they love to do, happily going about their work, trying to make their contribution to the field of arboriculture in their own way. And that was worth noting to me this beautiful morning.
Our prescription soil treatment service is a customized fertilization tailored to plant species’ nutrient requirements in the landscape. The first step for this service is to take a soil sample within the root zone of a plant to determine what nutrients are deficient to achieve a defined goal. When fertilizing, there is always a goal we are trying to accomplish. These goals can be overcoming an obvious nutrient deficiency, eliminating a nutrient deficiency that is not obvious, increasing growth, and increasing vigor or vitality. Continue reading
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Bartlett Tree Experts is committed to safety and training. This photo was taken at one of our aerial rescue training sessions, courtesy of our Manchester office.
A specialized service offered at Bartlett is our MoniTor® program that involves one or multiple visits by a Bartlett Plant Health Care Specialist inspecting all woody trees and shrubs on a property for insect and mite pests, diseases, and cultural problems that could impact plant health. If insect, mite, or disease problems are found on the plant, a specialized product will be applied to suppress the problem. If cultural problems exist, recommendations will be made.
The MoniTor program’s unique service is customized to the client’s property and expectations. Action thresholds are developed for pests on key plants based on the level of tolerance by the customer and plant species. It’s time to take action when the plant or customer has a noticeable reaction to the pests. The plant, its environment, and customer expectations are three important variables to understand for diagnosis and treatment. Continue reading
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Bartlett’s Waltham, Massachusetts office planted a tree seeded from the 9/11 Survivor Tree in the Boston Public Gardens. The tree was given to the City of Boston by the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.