We’ve all heard the motto “don’t sweat the small stuff,” and for many it provides a great way to navigate angst-ridden situations. Such ad-vice is also handy for ofﬁce settings, where workplace hazards are often minimal or can be easily mitigated.
REI Co-op this year commissioned a 2017 National Study on Women and the Outdoors, and the results show that more than 85 percent of women surveyed believe the outdoors positively affects mental health, physical health, happiness and overall well-being.
Most arborists have heard of Armillaria root rot (caused by Armillaria mellea) and other closely related species) or know its other common names, such as shoestring root rot or oak root rot.
Not all right-of-way work is straightforward. There are times when basic attachments are the norm. Other times, it may take a specialty tool.
The heat shimmers off the pavement. My favorite biking road, deprived of shade, is now a path through Dante’s inferno. Defrocked of their foliage, the swamp white oak trees expose themselves to the blazing summer sun.
Diagnosing plant problems can be a very broad topic, but for the sake of this article, we will outline the process in five basic, general areas that a practicing arborist may find helpful.