19 Oct 2017

Sharing some sad news…

To all our friends, dear clients, valued partners and fellow tree community members: It is with heavy hearts that we share the tragic news of our friend, leader, and CEO Jeremy Tibbets, at the age of 37, passed away in the early morning of October 14th, 2017 from a heart attack. We will truly miss his larger-than-life personality, enigmatic energy, huge heart and infectious laughter. Jeremy had a vision. It was to Inspire Urban Forest Management throughout the Industry and America's Urban Communities. He also had a formula to bring his vision to life; it was to improve the lives of...

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11 Oct 2017

Fire Damaged Trees – What To Look For

In the aftermath of the recent Sonoma and Napa county fires, many homeowners, property managers and cities affected might be wondering about their trees. Are they healthy? Are they safe? We are offering free Arborist assessments, but there are also things you can look out for.     WHAT TO LOOK FOR? In any incident, our first thought is always safety. With many burned and damaged trees in urban areas, failing limbs and trees are now an immediate hazard. Second, as stewards of the Urban Forest, our next step is preservation. What can we do to save the trees that are damaged? Here are 3 things...

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04 Oct 2017

PSHB: The Beetle Invading Southern California Trees

The beetle known as the polyphagous shothole borer (PSHB) was first identified in Southern California in 2003 and began being notable in 2010 when it was presumed to be the cause of tree decline in Long Beach, California on Box elder trees (Acer negundo). More recently, we are seeing them invade a variety of other species and killing them at an alarming rate. The PSHB bores into the tree and then infects it with a fungal pathogen which eventually kills the tree in as short as 3 months. Below a summary of the PSHB: PROFILE Insect Type: Boring Beetle Origin: Traced from Southeast...

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