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Chelsi Abbott, technical advisor for the Davey Institute, talks about common tree disease, how you can spot them and what can be done to treat them.   In this episode we cover:Fire blight (0:33) Vascular welt diseases (2:27)Apple scab (4:28)Anthracnose (5:58)Tar spot (7:30)Breeding diseases out (9:35)How far spores can spread (10:25)Dutch elm disease (11:42)How Chelsi came to study plant pathology (12:48)Beech leaf disease (14:25)Trees Chelsi suggests planting in the future (14:57)What Chelsi enjoys about her job (18:13)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about fire blight, apple scab and anthracnose, read our blog, How to Spot, Identify and Combat Leaf Disease on Trees.To learn more about the right time to prune, read our blog, Can You Prune or Cut Tree Limbs in Summer? To learn more about tar spots, read our blog, Why are There Brown or Black Spots on My Maple Leaves? Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Scott Gardner from Davey's Burnaby, British Columbia, office shares things you're doing to your trees that might actually be harming them without you even realizing it.  In this episode we cover:Vancouver's climate (0:40)Physical damage (1:40)Tying branches (3:23)Watering the correct spot (6:14)Tree topping (7:50)How Scott started his job (15:51)Scott's relationship with clients (17:03)Scott's favorite plant to plant in Western Canada (18:09)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about how to correctly water your trees, read our Tree Watering blogs. To learn more about the risks of using an untrained arborist, read our blog The Risk of Using an Uninsured and Unlicensed Arborist. To learn more about tree topping, read our blog, What is Tree Topping and Why Topping is Harmful to Tree.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Adam Passo from Davey's Southwest Milwaukee office talks about how to care for your trees during summer heat waves. In this episode we cover:Tree watering (0:30)How much should you water your trees? (2:44)Rain (3:23)Mulch (3:57)Volcano mulching (5:14)Planting during the summer? (7:52)Watering bags (9:12)Right tree, right place (9:55)Trees Adam loves planting (11:36)Deer resistance (13:31)How Adam started his job (16:42)Importance of certified arborists (18:29)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about tree watering, read our Tree Watering blogs. To learn more about mulching your trees, read our Tree Mulching blogs. To learn more about protecting your trees from deer, watch our Talking Trees video on How to Protect Trees from Deer and Wildlife. To learn more about the importance of hiring a certified arborist, watch our Talking Trees video on Why Hire a Certified Arborist. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Jason Parker from Davey's North Philadelphia office shares types of bugs that can actually help our trees and how to protect them, as well as bugs that can cause severe damage to our trees.  In this episode we cover:Spotted lanternfly (0:34)What can be done about bad bugs (6:15)Pollinators (7:54)Trees that help pollinators (9:23)Linden tree (10:32)Good bugs (12:41)Keeping your trees healthy (13:53)How Jason started his job (17:35)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about the spotted lantern fly and its predators, read our blog, Spotted Lanternfly Predators. To learn more about emerald ash borer, read our blog, Emerald Ash Borer Facts: What Does the Emerald Ash Borer Eat?To learn more about other tree pests, read our blog, Tree Problems - The Top Tree Insects in Spring and Summer. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Jay Reitter from Davey's New Jersey office tells us what you should know before you plant a tree near a house, such as species that are safe to plant close and what kind of research you should do beforehand.  In this episode we cover:Right tree, right place (0:46)Talking with the client (2:26)Tree topping and free consultations (4:07)Trees that can be planted near a house (7:10)  Hornbeams (8:23)Predicted heights (10:16)How Jay started his job (12:28)Jay's favorite big trees (13:51)Advice for planting a tree (17:27)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 near a house, read our blog, The Best and Worst Trees to Plant Near a House.To learn about what to do if there's a tree branching hanging over your house, read our blog, Tree Branches Hanging Over or Touching Roof? Do this...Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Dan Herms, vice president of research and development at the Davey Institute, discusses what forest fragmentation is, how it affects wildlife and your community, and what can be done about it.  In this episode we cover:What forest fragmentation is and the impacts (0:33)What can be done? (3:59)Connecting of the fragments (7:21)Urban planning (8:45)How Dan started learning about forest fragmentation (9:27)Wooster Memorial Park (10:52) (19:04)Invasive species (12:05)Garlic mustard (14:14)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Lou Meyer, business developer for Davey's mid-Atlantic region, and Rob Dallmann from Davey's Chesapeake, Maryland, office talk about how to spot what's growing on your tree and if it's safe for the tree or harmful. In this episode we cover:Lichen (0:55) (17:28)Moss (6:33)Fungus (8:39)Hypoxylon canker (9:52)Shelf mushrooms (12:51)Lou's and Rob's jobs (14:07)Employee ownership at Davey (18:28)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about lichen, read our blogs, What's this Green Stuff Growing on Trees and Rocks?To learn more about how to get rid of lichen and moss, read our blog, Can I Use a Pressure Washer to Clean or Spray Trees?Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Jason Gaskill from Davey's Wilmington, Delaware, office talks about how to prepare your trees for summer such as checking your trees before summer storms and dealing with pest problems.In this episode we cover:Summer storms (1:13)Eliminating insect populations (6:22)PolyPhosphite 30™ (9:18)How Jason started his job (13:42)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about storm damage and clean up, read our storm damage blogs.To learn more about the most common summer insects, read our blog, Tree Problems - The Top Three Insects in Spring and Summer. To learn more about summer tree care, read our blog, Most Common Questions About Summer Tree Care.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Cindy Grady, regional business developer in Minnesota, talks about why you should be thinking about your trees when adding something to your yard, such as a pool, deck, patio, etc. In this episode we cover:Compaction (0:42)Preservation (2:30)Right tree, right place (3:21) (12:04)Sweet gum tree (4:10)Knowing where the roots will grow (5:49)Building a deck around a tree (7:39)Buying once (10:00)What Cindy's job entails and how she started it (16:01)Some of Cindy's favorite trees (18:57)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn about trees with non-invasive root systems, read our blog, Fruit, Shade and Curbside Trees with Non-Invasive Root Systems. To learn about trees to plant and avoid planting near a structure, read our blog, The Best and Worst Trees to Plant Near a House (By Zone).  Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Ashley Kloes, research coordinator with the Davey Institute, talks about why Davey arborists have to consider migratory birds in their tree work, as well as some general information about migration and how you can help and feed birds in your yard.  In this episode we cover:How Ashley started learning about birds (0:38)Migratory Bird Treaty Act (2:13)Migration (7:03)What to do if you find a baby bird (11:42)How to help birds (14:25)What can you feed birds? (15:57)Identifying bird sounds (16:53)Birds that signal spring is here (17:31)What Ashley enjoys about her job (18:32)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 to attract 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 CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Tim Jackson from Davey's West San Antonio office talks about how to correctly prune flowering trees, as well as how he first learned how to prune and his favorite trees in Texas. In this episode we cover:Winter in Texas (0:50)Pruning flowering trees (1:16) Educating clients (2:24)Lateral limbs (4:13)How Tim learned how to prune trees (4:59)Pruning apples trees (5:42)Artistic side of pruning (6:38) (15:19)Pruning weeping trees (7:47)Having an arborist prune your trees (8:35)Trees that Tim loves (9:36)Why Tim enjoys being an arborist (10:38) (16:30)Spring so far in Texas (12:05)Drought (12:40)Fertilization (13:46)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 pruning, read our blog, What is Pruning? The Importance, Benefits an Methods of Pruning. To learn more about the correct time to prune trees, read our blog, Pruning Trees in Spring - is it OK to Do?To learn more about pruning fruit trees, read our blog, Should I Be Pruning Fruit Trees in Summer? Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Dan Herms, vice president of research and development at the Davey Institute, talks about how climate change is changing your landscape, such as what climate-facing trees you should be planting, what trees you should avoid planting and how pests are migrating.  In this episode we cover:Dan's research from the 1990's (0:37)Dan's research for Davey Tree (2:51)Hardiness Zone map (4:40)Pests moving north (6:09)Dan's perspective (8:13)Trees - winners and losers (9:13)How we can help (11:14)Planting climate-facing trees (12:40)How it feels to be researching climate change (18:24)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To view the Davey climate change website, click here. To view the Future Plant Hardiness Zone map, click here.  Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Natascha Batchelor from Hartney Greymont, a Davey company, in Cape Cod, shares her favorite spring flowering trees for Cape Cod's climate, as well as how she started her career in arboriculture and why she loves it.  In this episode we cover:Weather in Cape Cod (0:55)Flowering trees in February (1:48)Spring flowering trees (3:29)Planting season in Cape Cod (5:30)Plant shortage (5:47)Winter in Cape Cod (6:51)How Natascha started her job and why she enjoys it (7:27)Cornelian cherry dogwood (11:34)Redbuds (14:41)Flowering dogwoods (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 when flowering trees bloom, read our blog, When Do Flowering Trees Bloom in Spring, Including Fruit Trees.To continue reading about flowering trees, check out our other blogs on flowering trees.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Sean Hoes from Davey's South Denver office shares his favorite spring flowering trees for Colorado's climate, as well some planting tips for newly planted trees. In this episode we cover:What flowering trees grow in Colorado? (0:45)Chanticleer pear (1:24)Denver's climate (2:45)Northern catalpa (4:18)Snow crabapple  (5:50)Spring in Denver (7:23)What Sean loves about his job (8:01)Redbud (9:15)Coming out of winter (10:31)Golden rain tree (12:00)Ornamental plum (14:19)When spring plantings happen in Denver (15:13)Watering a newly planted tree (16:35)Hawthorn (17:51)Fun part of Sean's job (19:15)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about when flowering trees bloom, read our blog, When Do Flowering Trees Bloom in Spring, Including Fruit Trees. To continue reading about flowering trees, check out our other blogs on flowering trees. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Tom Ford from Davey's Portland, Maine, office discusses why mulch is important, how to mulch correctly and the type of mulch he uses on his property, as well as his favorite trees in Maine.  In this episode we cover:Spring in Maine (0:48) (8:33)Volcano mulching (1:20)How far out to mulch (2:31)Maples and roots (3:35)Why it's important to mulch (4:05)Compost (4:30)Landscape fabric (5:52)Dyed mulches (7:07)Planting in Maine (7:53)Tree growth in Maine (10:02)How Tom got into arboriculture (10:46)Working with clients (11:34)Native trees Tom loves for the North (13:34)What Tom loves about his job  (18:32)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about mulching, check out our different blogs on Mulch. To learn about the pros and cons of mulch versus rocks, read our blog, Landscaping Pros and Cons of Rocks vs. Mulch. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Lukas Suzano from Davey's Buffalo office talks about his favorite small trees for the landscape.In this episode we cover:Defining a small tree (0:30)Determining what tree to plant (1:17)American hornbeam (2:33)Flowering options (3:23)Dogwoods (3:44)Japanese maple (4:30)Crabapple (6:28)Can a small tree grow in a container? (8:20)Japanese maple in a container (9:13)Favorites trees that don't get planted as often as they should be (10:32)Rose of Sharon shrub (11:49)How Lukas started his career in arboriculture (16:04)Relationship with customers (17:39)Importance of having an expert visit your property (19:04)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about deciding which tree to plant, read our blog, Guide on How to Choose a Tree to Plant: Planning and Selecting. To learn more about small trees for small space landscaping, read our blog, Best Dwarf Trees for Small Space Landscaping (Flowering and More). Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Chris Fields-Johnson, technical advisor for the Davey Institute, gives us the science behind when trees will leaf out in the spring and when you should take a closer look if they haven't yet. In this episode we cover:How do trees know when it's time to leaf out? (0:33)When to get worried about your tree (4:46) (6:26)What species should start blooming soon? (5:35)Autumn olive tree (7:11)What is a technical advisor? (10:41)Spring in Virginia (14:39)Winter in Virginia (15:42)Trees Chris feels should be planted more (18:03)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about when to expect your trees to leaf out, read our blog, When Do Tree Leaves Come Back in Spring?Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Brad McBride from Davey's West Cleveland office talks all about how to get your trees and property ready for spring, such as what you should be looking for and how an arborist can help.  In this episode we cover:Drainage issues (0:49)Dormant oil and hemlock woolly adelgid (1:58)When to start planting (4:01)Brad's favorite spring trees (4:51)Apple scab (6:37)How seasonal fluctuations affect pests and diseases (8:26)How Brad started his job (10:00)Evaluating tree structure (13:28)Fertilizer (14:56)Right tree, right place (16:30)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about spring tree care, read our blogs, Spring Tree Care Checklist: Prepare in 3 Phases and Most Common Questions About Tree Care in Spring. To learn more about fertilization, watch our video, Tree Fertilization: Why Should I Fertilize My Tree?To learn more about planting your tree in the right place, watch our video, How to Plant a Tree: Right Tree, Right Place.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Carolyn Sulzen, Morgan Nash and Laura Anderson from Davey's East Denver office talk about their all-female climbing crew and what it's like to climb trees for their career.  In this episode we cover:All-female climbing crew (0:45)What a climbing crew does (1:15)Response when a female team shows up (2:18)Physical part of the job (3:02)How Laura started her job (3:35)Afraid of heights (4:36)Importance on safety (5:11)Proving themselves (6:15)Hardest part of the job (8:12)Unique experiences in trees (10:01)Fun part of the job (11:04)Advice for other women considering this career (13:08)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.To learn more about careers at Davey, visit jobs.davey.com. Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
Joe Berg from Davey's East Bay office in California shares some advice on how to incorporate eco-friendly practices into your landscape routine, as well as a fun story about popular client Joe's office worked with.  In this episode we cover:Native trees and minimal water requirements (0:41) Smart watering (2:28)Mulching and soil compaction (4:25) Fertilizers (8:51)How Joe started his job (11:59)Famous NFL client who brought trees back from where he traveled (13:39)Pesticides and fungicides (16:12)Native trees for the West (18:19)Monterey pines in California (20:54)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 native trees, read our blog, Benefits of Planting Trees Native to Your Region.To learn more about the best time to water, read our blog, Morning (Not Night) is the Best Time to Water Plants in the Summer. To learn more about drip irrigation, read our blog, How to Water Trees and Shrubs with Drip Irrigation (and Tips!).To learn more about soil compaction, read our blog, How to Tell if Soil is Compacted Around Trees and What to do.Connect with Davey Tree on social media:Twitter: @DaveyTreeFacebook: @DaveyTreeInstagram: @daveytreeYouTube: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyLinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert CompanyHave topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!
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