As of today, I have been for one full year. It sure has been interesting!
There was a minor storm within my first three days on the job, followed by a and two more . At the end of the summer, and eliminated electrical power for many of us. Just last week end we had a heavy, wet snow. Every one of these events took a toll on our trees, not to mention – me! I don’t have to tell you about all this; you lived through all of it just like I did, and we all survived. For this, I am eternally grateful.
I love trees and I have learned an awful lot about them over the years. With everything I have learned, there remains one overriding fact that I try to keep in mind. That fact is: Trees are big heavy objects that can do horrible damage and cause terrible injuries if and when they fall. They can kill. With that in mind, I would like to share some of what I know about trees and how they survive in our “urban forest”.
I will be giving a Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. entitled, “Living With a Legacy of Mistakes and Bad Decisions”. This will explain how trees deal with wounds, how to recognize dangerous trees, and how to protect your trees from some bad practices. It’s a pretty good presentation; I hope you can be there. We will have time for discussion, questions, and hopefully – some answers!