A CROTCHETY, OLD TWISTY ELM TREE BITES THE DUST
On a crisp Friday afternoon in December, our crew was in the final stages of removing a massive elm tree over a shed. The tree had died during the summer and lost all its leaves, exposing five main branches that reached over the neighbors' properties. With rainstorms and darkness threatening at 4:30 p.m., we were working against the clock to get it out. There was no time to ... CONTINUE READING
THE SWEETGUM TREE
Historical accounts say the sweetgum was around for early interaction between the Spanish and the Aztec Empire. Montezuma smoked sweetgum tobacco and drank sweetgum tonic with Hernán Cortéz during a ceremonial ... CONTINUE READING
PREVENT A TREE CATASTROPHE
Unfortunately, many shade trees in New England have become hazardous with age. These sugar maple and locust trees along North Main Street were losing dead branches over the roadway with increasing frequency. The homeowner knew he needed to address them for public safety, and we helped him decide that removal was the best ... CONTINUE READING
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