Today was the annual Arbor Day of Service for the Penn-Del chapter of ISA. Arborists from many area companies came together to donate tree maintenance work at the Freedoms Foundation in Valley Forge. Trees were pruned in the Medal of Honor grove, where our climbing championship will be held on May 5, as well as elsewhere on the grounds.
Highlighting the day was the planting of a replacement crabapple tree in the circle of trees honoring 13 marines who were killed in a horr
I was in Walmart recently, looking at the plants. Ok, I suppose I’ve already turned off parts of my audience! But seriously, looking at all those trees in 2-gallon pots, I couldn’t help feeling a little bit sad. “Sad?” You might think, “Why sad? You love trees, and the idea of people planting trees is such a hopeful, positive thing.” Well yes it is. But I’m an arborist, and I get to witness so much disappointment when my clients show me trees that were planted a few ye