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Your trees and landscapes require care year round, and The Davey Tree Expert Company is here to help. Join our certified arborists and host Doug Oster every Thursday to learn all about caring for your trees and yards. We'll talk about introduced pests, seasonal tree care, deer damage, how to make your trees thrive and everything in between. So, what are you waiting for? Your trees need you!
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Robert Dallmann from Davey's Chesapeake, Maryland, office talks about how to properly prune spring flowering trees on your property, as well as how an arborist can help. In this episode we cover:Flowering trees and when to prune (0:43)Pruning - an art or a science? (5:08)Crape Myrtle (6:35)Bradford Pear (7:47)Other flowering trees (8:52)Right tree right place (9:47)Doug's Crabapple tree (14:46)Timing when pruning trees (16:12)Trees aging (18:56)Isaac Newton's apple tree (19:33)The craft of pruning - right tools and sharp tools (20:39) Why trees are important to Rob (23:36)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about pruning trees in the spring, read our blog, Pruning Trees in Spring - Is it ok to do?To learn more about when your flowering trees should bloom, read our blog, When do Flowering Trees Bloom in Spring, Including Fruit Trees.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
This week we are joined with the President of the Arbor Day Foundation Dan Lambe to discuss what exactly Arbor Day is and what the Arbor Day Foundation does. Listen to learn about the great programs this foundation does to promote tree planting across the globe! And don't forget to celebrate national Arbor Day this year on Friday, April 30, 2021.We're celebrating Arbor Day all month long with the Davey Planting Project Giveaway! We want to promote tree planting this Arbor Day, so we're giving away tree seeds to anyone and everyone who is interested! All you have to do is email a mailing address to podcasts@davey.com and you'll receive your complimentary seeds in the mail along with planting instructions.  You have until April 30, 2021 to send us an email for your seeds. *Seeds can only be mailed within the U.S.In this episode we cover:History of the Arbor Day Foundation (1:22)Programs (2:25)Tree City USA (2:56)Ways you can help with the Arbor Day Foundation's mission (3:50)Urgency to plant (5:07)Natural disasters - Community Tree Recovery program (6:54)How Dan came to love trees and started his job (8:40)Team Trees - YouTube campaign (10:18)International programs (12:39)Shade trees (14:23)Tree Campus Healthcare (15:26)Arbor Day! (16:48)To learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation, check out its website arborday.org.To learn more about ways you can celebrate Arbor Day, go to celebratearborday.com.To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.Connect with the Arbor Day Foundation on Facebook @arborday, Twitter @arborday and Instagram @arbordayfoundation.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Josh Behounek, business development manager for Davey Resource Group, discusses what exactly environmental justice is and what we can do to help. We're celebrating Arbor Day all month long with the Davey Planting Project Giveaway! We want to promote tree planting this Arbor Day, so we're giving away tree seeds to anyone and everyone who is interested! All you have to do is email a mailing address to podcasts@davey.com and you'll receive your complimentary seeds in the mail along with planting instructions.  You have until the end of the month to send us an email for your seeds. *Seeds can only be mailed within the U.S.In this episode we cover:What is environmental justice? (1:13)What Davey is doing for environmental justice (3:32)Tree equity in Holyoke, MA (6:36)Level the Planting Field in South Chicago (10:35)What homeowners can do (12:57)Future of environmental justice (14:19)What attracts Josh to this work (15:01)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.You can learn more about environmental justice on the United States Environmental Protection Agency website Josh mentions.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Jason Henning, research urban forester for Davey Tree, discusses the human health benefits of trees and why it's important to spend time in nature and around trees. We're celebrating Arbor Day all month long with the Davey Planting Project Giveaway! We want to promote tree planting this Arbor Day, so we're giving away tree seeds to anyone and everyone who is interested! All you have to do is email a mailing address to podcasts@davey.com and you'll receive your complimentary seeds in the mail along with planting instructions.  You have until the end of the month to send us an email for your seeds. *Seeds can only be mailed within the U.S. In this episode we cover:Forest bathing (1:15) (15:31)Health benefits of being in nature (2:17)Small forests in urban areas (3:40 )iTree (4:47)How Jason started his job (5:45)Urban forestry (7:43)Best trees for urban environments and tree diversity (9:45)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about tree benefits, read our blog, Benefits of Planting Trees - Latest Research.To learn more about tree benefits such as shade and why it's important for our health, read our blog, The Benefits of Shade Trees - Nature's Sunscreen. To learn more about i-Tree and how it can be used, read our blog, i-Tree Tools Help You Better Know Your Trees and Their Benefits. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Chrissy Balk,  technical advisor for the Davey Institute, teaches us all about the science of trees, such as how photosynthesis works, how trees help with storm water runoff, how they clean the air and types of fungi and diseases.  We're celebrating Arbor Day all month long with the Davey Planting Project Giveaway! We want to promote tree planting this Arbor Day, so we're giving away tree seeds to anyone and everyone who is interested! All you have to do is email a mailing address to podcasts@davey.com and you'll receive your complimentary seeds in the mail along with planting instructions.  You have until the end of the month to send us an email for your seeds. *Seeds can only be mailed within the U.S.In this episode we cover:Photosynthesis (2:05)Storm water runoff and erosion (3:11)Cleaning the air (4:01)Human benefits (4:33)Trees Chrissy has planted (6:14)How Chrissy started her job (8:27)Fungi (10:55)Diseases (12:05)Tar spots on maple leaves (12:20)Pine Wilt - Pinewood Nematode (13:13)The best part of Chrissy's job (18:22)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about various types of tree fungi, check out our blogs on Tree Fungus. To learn more about common tree diseases, read our blog, Common Tree Pests and Diseases to Look Out for this Spring. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Natalie McNeill from Davey's Fort Collins, Colorado, office helps introduce our month-long celebration of Arbor Day by talking about best practices for planting a tree, as well as kicking off the Davey Planting Project Giveaway! We want to promote tree planting this Arbor Day, so we're giving away tree seeds to anyone and everyone who is interested! All you have to do is email a mailing address to podcasts@davey.com and you'll receive your complimentary seeds in the mail along with planting instructions.  You have until the end of the month to send us an email for your seeds. *Seeds can only be mailed within the U.S. In this episode we cover:Biggest mistakes when planting a tree (1:45)Selecting the right tree for your property (2:29)How deep should you plant a tree? (4:18)Root flare (5:01)Balled and burlap (6:28)Soil (8:30)Water (10:18) (13:04)Mulching (11:15)Natalie's favorite trees (15:15)ISA Board Certified Master Arborist®  (16:34)How Natalie found her way to trees (17:36)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about planting a tree, read our blogs, Planting a Tree Step by Step (Burlap Wrapped, Potted and Seedlings) and In Too Deep?.To learn more about mulching your trees, read our blogs, The Proper Way to Mulch Your Trees, Should I Mulch Around Trees or Not? Yes, and Here's Why and Why You Need to Keep Mulch Away from Tree Trunks.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Chelsi Abbott, technical advisor for the Davey Institute, shares everything there is to know about small flowering trees, such as which ones she recommends for low maintenance and which ones you should stay away from. She also shares some advice for planting a tree this spring and how to make it thrive.  In this episode we cover:Flowering trees Chelsi recommends (1:08)Kousa Dogwood (2:12)Catalpa (4:03)Japanese Lilac (6:20)Partridge Pea (6:51)Grafted trees (7:22)Hydrangea (12:26)Fringetree (13:37)Redbud (14:40)Rose of Sharon (8:18)Trees that can cause trouble (9:17)Mulberry (16:08)Spring planting season (16:57)Watering (18:37)Mulching (19:49)Fertilizing (21:38)Chelsi's job as a technical advisor (22:57)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about small trees for small spaces, read our blog, Best Dwarf Trees for Small Space Landscaping (Flowering and More).To learn more about Dogwood trees, read our blog, Do I have a Flowering Dogwood Tree?Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Travis Evans from Davey's Santa Cruz office talks about how to teach kids the importance of trees and how he teaches his own kids about them. He also shares advice for planting a tree for a memorial, how safe treehouses may or may not be and kids climbing trees. In this episode we cover:How Travis started his job (0:43)What to teach kids about trees (2:40)Treehouses - are they safe for trees? (3:50)Travis' family (6:17)Planting trees for new family members and memorials (9:44)Best types to plant that have a good chance of lasting (12:18)Teaching the importance of native trees (14:04)Kids climbing trees (15:16)Travis' message for kids about trees (17:47)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn about  installing swings on your trees, read our blogs, Best Trees for Hanging a Tree Swing (Tire, Wooden and Seat) and How to Properly Install a Tree Swing and Avoid Damage to My Tree. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Tim Holley from Davey's London office in Ontario, Canada, talks all about weather whiplash and how quick changes in temperature can affect your trees, as well as what you can do about it.  In this episode we cover:Weather whiplash - things to look for (0:53)Trees that can be affected (2:11)Things that can be done to help (3:30)Fertilization (4:15)Frost cracking (5:40)Davey Tree in Canada (7:41)How Tim landed at Davey Tree and his favorite part about it (8:17) (12:57)Tim's favorite trees (10:13) Tree climbing (10:56)Call an arborist to come check out your tree. Don't wait! (14:18)To find your local Davey office in Canada, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To find your local Davey office in the U.S., check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about how temperature affects trees, read our blog, Freeze and Thaw Damage on Trees.To learn more about fertilization for your trees, read our blog, Fall Fertilization Care: Replenish Lost Nutrients with Fertilizer. Connect with Davey Tree Expert Company of Canada, Ltd.  on social media:Instagram: @daveytreecanadaConnect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Nick St. Sauveur from Cortese Tree Specialists in Knoxville, Tennessee, shares information about what tree cabling and bracing is and if your tree would benefit from it. In this episode we cover:What is tree cabling? (0:54)Why do some trees need to be cabled? (1:43)Tree size (4:43)Once it's installed, what's next? (5:13)When to call an arborist (5:57)Are there trees that are prone to needing cabling? (6:57) (8:33)Bradford pear trees (7:14)Included bark (9:20)Nick's favorite part about his job (10:00) (12:49)International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborists® (11:35)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.You can learn more about cabling and bracing on our website at Tree Cabling and Bracing Service.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Dana Karcher, area manager and project developer for Davey Resource Group, Inc., talks about how trees help wildlife, the best trees for them and how you can help. In this episode we cover:Why are trees good for wildlife? (0:52)Best trees for wildlife (1:47)Oak trees (3:06)Walnut trees (3:39)Squirrels and racoons (4:26)Birds (5:34) (10:28)Insects (7:37)Dana's job at Davey Resource Group, Inc. (8:40) (14:37)Pollinators (13:55)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about the best trees for birds, read our blog, Best Trees and Plants for Bird Lovers.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Auxilio Tovar from Davey's Chicago office talks about the best wood to use in your fireplace, safety tips when handling a chainsaw and how to determine when you should leave work for an expert. In this episode we cover:Softwood vs. hardwood in fireplaces (1:13)Letting wood sit before burning it (2:57)Chainsaw safety gear (4:31)Determining what work to leave for the pros (6:40)Chainsaw sharpening (9:03)How Auxilio started his job and his favorite parts about it (11:14)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about cutting your own trees, read our blog, The Best Advice on DIY Tree Removal and Cutting.To learn more about chainsaw safety and other landscape safety tips, read our blog, Landscape Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
R.J. Laverne, Manager of Education and Training for Davey Tree, talks about identifying maple trees, who can make syrup and what to do about frost cracking on your trees. In this episode we cover:Benefits of Sugar Maples (0:45)Maple syrup making (2:53)Frost cracking (6:13)Species prone to frost cracking (8:20)Young trees and damage to circulatory system (9:45)Port of entry for decay producing organisms (11:24)Anything you can do? (12:26)Identifying maple trees (14:02)Identifying Sugar Maples from Red Maples, Silver Maples and Norway Maples (15:55)Why R.J. enjoys his job (17:38)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about syrup making, read our blog, Tapping Doesn't Seriously Damage Maple Trees (But Don't Plug Holes).Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Josh Fritz from Hartney Greymont, a Davey company, talks about what to look for in your landscape during the winter and how to determine what may need some attention once spring arrives. In this episode we cover:What to look for on the landscape (0:48)Sounding a tree (1:28)Identifying pruning problems (3:50)Fire blight (4:39)Bradford pear trees (5:26)How Josh started his job (7:46)The old way arborists climbed trees (9:41)Stewartia trees (11:18)Mushroom and fungi (14:03)What Josh gets out of his job (15:53)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about dormant pruning, read our blog, Importance of Pruning: 5 Reasons to Prune During the Winter Season.To learn more about Bradford pear trees and fire blight, read our blog, Why 'Bradford' Callery Pear Tree Leaves are Brown, Black or Falling Off. To learn more about mushrooms growing at the base of your tree, read our blog, What to do about Mushrooms Growing at the Base of Trees.  Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Travis McDonald from Davey's South Minneapolis office shares advice on protecting your trees and plants from deer and animal damage, such as physical barriers, repellents and deer and animal resistant plants. In this episode we cover:How Travis started his job (0:51)Deer guidance (4:10)First step to keep deer away (4:56)Physical barriers (5:48) (13:18)Repellent (7:28)Deer resistant plants (11:32)Deer damage by area (12:38)Investing in your trees and plants (15:03)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about protecting your trees and plants from deer, read our blog, Managing Deer Browsing on your Property.To learn more about keeping deer from rubbing their antlers on your trees, read our blog, Keep Deer from Rubbing Antlers on Trees and Fix Damaged Trees.To learn more about trees that deer most likely won't damage, read our blog, Fast Growing Trees that Deer Likely Won't Damage.To learn more about protecting trees and plants from rabbits, read our blog, How to Protect Small Trees and Shrubs from Rabbits.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Lou Meyer, certified arborist at Davey's Chesapeake, Maryland, office, talks about  introduced pests like the emerald ash borer and spotted lanternfly, as well as diseases like beech leaf disease. In this episode we cover:Emerald Ash Borer (1:17) (10:26)What is it? (2:32)Treatment (4:34)Improving tree health (8:36)Hybridizing (12:46)Predators? (13:31)Ash species - rethink approach to urban forestry (15:00)Spotted Lanternfly (15:57)Trees it affects (19:45)Treatment (20:54)Beech leaf disease (22:23)Good news! - treatment for trees (24:01)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about the emerald ash borer, read our blogs, Emerald Ash Borer Facts: What Does the Emerald Ash Borer Eat?, Does Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Work? and The 101 on Emerald Ash Borer.To learn more about the spotted lanternfly, read our blogs, How to Get Rid of the Spotted Lanternfly and Spotted Lanternfly (SLF) Alert: What You Need to Know.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
Eric Countryman, certified arborist at Davey's  East Pittsburgh office, talks about the benefits of trees, why it's important to care for them and how to make your trees thrive. In this episode we cover:The benefits of trees (0:44)What to consider when planting a tree (2:27)Tree topping (4:25)How trees grow - how tall will they get? (6:53)Free consultations at your house (8:15)Benefits of an arborist (8:50)Pruning season and tree diseases (10:01)Eric's favorite part about his job (13:18) (18:21)Underrated trees (16:34)Winter desiccation (19:08)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about the benefits of trees, read our blog, Benefits of Planting Trees - Latest Research.To learn more about how trees help save you money, read our blog, Put a Dollar Amount on Your Tree! Discover the Value of Your Tree.To learn more about tree topping, read our blog, What is Tree Topping and Why Topping is Harmful to Trees.To learn more about Davey's free consultations, read our blog, What to Expect When You Request a Davey Tree Free Consultation.To learn more about pruning, read our blog, Importance of Pruning: 5 Reasons to Prune During the Winter Season.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytree YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
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Talking Trees Trailer

2021-01-0600:36

Join the Davey Tree Expert Company's certified arborists and host Doug Oster every Thursday to learn about how to care for your trees and landscapes. Follow Davey Tree on social media to learn more:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytree YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company
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