Content tagged "arboriculture"

What is the difference between arboriculture and urban forestry?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Arboriculture is the care of a single tree, while urban forestry deals with forests as systems in a developed setting. Specifically, arboriculture includes...

How do trees "heal" after they have been wounded?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Trees and woody plants don't heal. A healed wound has had the tissue repaired or replaced, which would be evidenced by a scab or scar on skin. Trees are not...

Should I fertilize my trees?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Fertilization can often benefit trees, but not always. Fertilizers should only be applied following a soil test to determine which, if any, nutrients are...

Should I remove rootball packing materials when I plant a tree?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Adherence to National Planting Standards (ANSI A300 Part 6) recommends that all rootball-supporting material (burlap and wire basket) should be cut off from...

What costs are associated with maintaining trees over their lifetime?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Trees should be properly maintained by carrying out basic maintenance activities, such as mulching, watering, soil testing, fertilizing, and...

How do I prevent my trees from causing problems for my neighbors?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

When you plant a tree in your yard, think about all of the ways it will affect your neighbors. Will it shade their garden? Will it push on fences? Will it...

What is the difference between a Certified Arborist and a Consulting Arborist?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

The difference between a Certified Arborist and a Consulting Arborist resides with the organization that issues the title.  Certified Arborists are...

What should I do after a storm has damaged my tree(s)?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Storm-damaged trees should be evaluated by a professional arborist. A Certified or Consulting Arborist may recommend removal or various improvement measures...

How can I reduce the risk of a tree falling on my house during a storm?

The risk of a tree or its parts failing can never be completely eliminated. It can, however, be reduced to a reasonable level so that you can have peace of...

Assistance for Urban Tree Care

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 01, 2015

Public sources of tree care and energy conservation assistance:Federal, state, and local sources of assistanceSeveral federal agencies are charged with...

What is the difference between arboriculture and urban forestry?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: March 26, 2013

Arboriculture involves the care of individual trees, while urban forestry deals with forests as systems (groups of trees) in a developed setting.The science...

What is a safe distance to keep between a tree and my house?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: November 28, 2012

The distance between your home and a tree planting should be determined by the mature width of the tree's canopy. Trees should be planted at least a distance...

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