Trees in the News
If you stopped watering your lawn to conserve water, please consider watering any trees that may be growing in or near the lawn; the tree’s survival may depend on it. Click here for some advice on watering trees during drought conditions. Photo credit, Tracey Adams CCby2.0.
Urban forests make cash through carbon credits. After the largest single urban forest carbon credit purchase in U.S. history, more cities and corporations may start to recognize how investing in trees also benefits resident health and well-being. This spring, a group of 13 government entities and other organizations with urban forestry projects collectively earned more […]
Seasonal allergies are primarily triggered by pollen, and this allergy season has been tough on many of us. A major source of pollen is from trees. Michelle Davis, a Solano County Master Gardener, wrote an article on how to evaluate tree species for their ability to produce pollen that may create an allergy problem for […]
Nothing exemplifies the carefree nature of childhood than a swing. And a swing from a tree adds an extra layer of magic! The arborists from Traverso Tree Service have posted an article on their company’s blog, which describes how to determine whether or not any tree in your yard can hold a swing. Click here […]
Arborists are seeing less Anthracnose. The picture above by Famartin (via CreativeCommons) is a sycamore tree with severe anthracnose. Anthracnose is a group of diseases that cause leaf death and a commonly found on Modesto ash and sycamores. As trees leaf out in March and April, anthracnose can spread if conditions are moist. Click here […]
Tree-planting efforts get a boost from drones. Foresters in Canada are using drones to help replant forests devasted by wildfire. Manual tree planting is done in groups and is hard work: individuals carry a long-handled spade and a 40-pound sack of infant trees and alternate spearing the soil and setting the baby tree in the […]
A cultivar under the trade name “Sky Tower” will grow to only 20′ tall. Ginkgo biloba (common name is Maidenhair tree) grows well in Benicia but it may be too big for some locations. A full grown Ginkgo is growing in front of the City Gymnasium on East L Street by the library. If you […]