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2009-08-14 17:52:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- At the 85th International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Conference & Trade Show held in Providence, Rhode Island, ISA President Lauren Lanphear introduced Sandy Clark (Mount Prospect, Illinois), Gerard Fournier (Didsbury, Alberta, Canada), Edward Hopkins (Rochester, New Hampshire), Dave Leonard (Lexington, Kentucky), Harold Spiegel (Dallas, Texas), Dennis Swartzell (Las Vegas, Nevada) and Philip van Wassanear (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) as...

2009-06-10 11:25:00

Free Chain Saw Safety Video and Safety Tips at LearnStormSafety.com and stihlusa.com VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of recent storms, it's important to minimize the risk of injury during cleanup and repair. STIHL offers free, online resources to help. You can view the company's video on chain saw safety, as well as download the chain saw safety manual, online at www.stihlusa.com/information. Be sure to always read, understand and follow the directions in the...

2009-05-11 11:37:54

Arborists in Wisconsin say action must be taken to protect oak trees in the southeastern portion of the state from spreading oak wilt disease. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Sunday while oak wilt disease has been present in Wisconsin for a long time, the cousin of Dutch elm disease has been becoming more prevalent in the state of late. It's getting worse and worse, tree care consultant David Farina said of the ongoing spread of oak wilt disease, which is spread via the trees' roots or by...

2009-04-09 09:58:00

Call JULIE, Then Dig It PEORIA, Ill., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Planting trees and shrubs to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day is a great idea, but before you plant, the Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenCIPS, AmerenCILCO, AmerenIP) remind you that April is Safe Digging Month. Homeowners, landscapers, builders, excavators and others not only dig holes to plant saplings, but dig into the ground for fence posts, foundations, sprinkler systems and new decks. All these are great ideas, but don't...

2009-04-03 11:37:00

Irvine's Tarbut V' Torah School Students Plant Trees for Great Park's Future IRVINE, Calif., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Three-hundred-fifty school children from Tarbut V' Torah School in Irvine celebrated Tu B'Shevat, (the new year of trees) by planting 350 trees for the Orange County Great Park. Great Park Arborist Tom Larson shared the art of tree planting with the children, who planted shade trees in 1-gallon containers. The trees were brought back to the Great Park where they will be...

2008-10-02 12:03:53

Tree Canada presented awards to Shell and TELUS, two of its biggest sponsors, in recognition of their innovative tree planting and initiatives to protect and preserve the environment at the 8th Canadian Urban Forest Conference (CUFC8). The Eterne Award, Tree Canada's award for companies who exemplify the best in environmental stewardship, was handed to Lifford Wine Agency. "We are proud to honour these companies for their hard work in making Canada a greener place to live," said Michael...

2008-10-01 21:00:11

By Janette Williams PASADENA - Possible revisions to the city's 2002 tree protection ordinance, including regulations on private property, will be up for discussion on Monday, and the community is being invited to weigh in. A public workshop hosted by the city's Design Commission will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday at Pasadena Senior Center, 85 E. Holly St. Homeowners, developers, arborists, architects, boards and commissions, neighborhood organizations and community groups are asked to...

2008-09-22 18:00:19

Puget Sound Energy today announced that this year the utility will match the $12.5 million it spent last year on vegetation management to keep power lines clear and minimize the number of tree-related outages particularly during storms. "While the Puget Sound is known for beautiful, lush vegetation, trees can become hazardous if not properly maintained," said Sue McLain, senior vice president of Operations for PSE. "Most of the power outages in our Puget Sound service area are caused by...

2008-09-21 12:00:17

By Angela Deines By Angela Deines SPECIAL TO THE CAPITAL-JOURNAL A dedicated group spanned across Willow Park on Saturday morning, determined to make the capital city more attractive. "We decided it would be great to help the community and be examples of what people should do," said Gwen Gigous, 28, of Topeka. Gigous was one of about 30 volunteers who showed up to rake, pull weeds and pile up cut tree limbs in the park along S.W. 6th Street across from St. Francis Health Center. The...

2008-08-28 12:00:52

By Angela Hill OAKLAND -- Regular visitors to Redwood Regional Park's East Ridge Trail in the Oakland hills have circulated a petition and plan to protest what they're calling a "logging" effort as fire officials and arborists remove numerous trees for a long-planned fire break along a portion of the trail. But park officials say the tree removal is vital for fire safety and is being done responsibly, leaving as many healthy trees standing as possible. "The trail itself is really the...