|Posted on August 8, 2013 at 1:59 PM|
"The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see it become universal."
J. Sterling Morton
Founder of National Arbor Day
Greetings, I hope this message finds you well and enjoying your summer.
Here in the Berkshires we are very fortunate to have a vast array of forests and trees to appreciate.
WIth that joy and privilege comes a responsibility. We have the responsibility to care for and manage our trees to help insure a good future for them..and in turn for our children.
Here are some simple steps we can take to help preserve our precious trees:
1) Forest management: Selective cutting of trees and removal of felled trees in forested areas will actually promote a stronger stand of trees and reduce the chances for fire damage.
2) Planting of New Trees/Shrubs: We can be pro-acitve by planting a wide variety of native trees to help offset the loss due to weather damage, insect infestation, disease, land development, logging, etc...
3) Do Not Move Firewood: America’s neighborhoods and forests are under attack. The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) beetle has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees. It lives in firewood. Move firewood and you spread the destruction. Help us protect the trees — and stop the beetle. Promise you won’t move firewood.
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4) Stay Informed: When I do a site visit I make a point to educate my clients as much as I can about their land and their trees. I also update my Facebook Business Page weekly with the latest info on Insect Infestations, Landscaping Trends, Helpful Hints for your garden and much more.
Feel free to call/email me anytime with questions you may have about your yard. Im here to help you.
Free estimates (within 8 mile radius of Lenox Center (areas outside that range mileage fee may apply)
Emerald Ash Borer
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
White Egg sacs on bottom of needles