This insightful article in Tree Care Industry Magazine reminds us that the folks who talk to your clients have a dramatic impact on the overall profitability of your business, not just the experts providing the actual services.Read More >
Every year, if Asiatic hemlock adelgid is present, my hemlock trees are spread with horticultural oil or insecticidal soap to suffocate that sucking insect, which looks like tiny pieces of white cotton. It’s an exotic pest without native predators, and kills only hemlocks. No other, more toxic pesticide is necessary. Often the flowering plum will be included in the spraying if it has scale, another sucking, but native, insect. Two of my many hemlocks died, however, in spite of the spraying, a great loss because they were giant ones, over 90 Ft. tall. We miss their profound shade and beautiful grandeur.Read More >
Jon Hickey, Sr. recently donated his vast arboricultural tool collection to the 2013 TCIA museum commemorating the TCIA's 75th Anniversary. Some of Jon's donations are in the photo behind Don Blair.
The photo was published in the January 2014 issue of the TCIA magazine.Read More >