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July Climber of the Month

July Climber of the Month

  Name: Scott Meeks Birthday: 11/11/89 Favorite Tree: Swamp White Oak Arborist ID and # of years: 4 years 1.) How long have you been working at Joseph Tree? How long have you been doing tree work? I have worked at Joseph Tree for 5 years but have had 9 years of...

June Climber of the Month

June Climber of the Month

  Name: Kyle Weese Birthday: 12/31/1989 Favorite Tree: Oak 1.)  How long have you been working at Joseph Tree? How long have you been doing tree work? I have been working at Joseph Tree for 2 years. This is where I have my experience. 2.)  How did you end up in...

Soil Profiles – Not Just Dirt!

Soil Profiles – Not Just Dirt!

Soil provides vital and life-sustaining ecosystem services but is often underappreciated as a natural resource. It is essential for the functioning of urban ecosystems and the trees we plant in them! Trees require an adequate supply of uncompacted, well-aerated, and...

May Climber of the Month!

May Climber of the Month!

Our May Climber of the Month is Holdan Oyster! We sat down with him to talk about all things trees. Favorite Tree: Swamp White Oak Arborist ID: OH-6859A How long have you been working at Joseph Tree? How long have you been doing tree work? I began working at Joseph...

The Lag Effect of Plant Health Care (PHC) Treatments

The Lag Effect of Plant Health Care (PHC) Treatments

  If you have ever started a new hobby, you know that generally speaking, you’re not going to be very good at the hobby in the beginning, but if you continue to work at it, you’re going to get better. The same sort of situation happens with trees when we treat...

April Climber of the Month!

April Climber of the Month!

Our first Climber of the Month is Abishai Schoenbein! We sat down with him to talk about all things trees.   Birthday: 8/11/1998 Favorite Tree: Walnut How long have you been working at Joseph Tree? How long have you been doing tree work? I have worked for Joseph...

Black Knot Fungus

Black Knot Fungus

The disease, Dibotryon morbosom, commonly known as Black knot fungus, gets its name from the black and knotty outgrowth it produces. Infection from this fungus occurs in the spring when spores are transmitted from wind or splashed in the rain onto new growth. The...

Mulch Volcanoes!

Mulch Volcanoes!

This is the time of year when you will start thinking about your landscape. One of the most common things to do with your landscape in the Spring is to clean out the debris that has accumulated in the mulch beds over the Winter and then spread a layer of fresh mulch....

Which Trees Damage Foundations

Which Trees Damage Foundations

The risk of a tree causing foundation and structural issues in a home can be avoided with a little work on the front end. There are many ways to ensure that the foundation of your house can be (maintained/upkeep) while enjoying shrubs and trees near your home. First,...

When is the Best Time to Trim Trees

When is the Best Time to Trim Trees

Professional Tree Care Many people ask when the best time to prune a tree is during the year. The answer to this can be explained in three parts which will be described below. The Full Picture First of all, a tree is a living organism that reacts to internal and...