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The Chemistry of Fall Color

The spectacular seasonal color display staged by deciduous trees as they prepare for winter has long been regarded by many as the peak period of beauty.  Resort areas in locations where leaves are especially brilliant do a brisk business in … Continue reading

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Mulching

Spring is around the corner. This will be the time of year when people get outside and start to do yard work. If you plan on mulching this year, take a quick look at this informative photo – There is … Continue reading

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Deicing Salt and Trees

With the new ice coming, I thought it would be a good idea to update and repost this article I wrote; As all the snow and ice starts to melt over the next few days, the next worry is having … Continue reading

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3 Success Skills…

Along with being an Arborist, I am a science teacher. I believe in putting students on the path to success and not only teach the science curriculum, but also “life lessons” that will help students to succeed in all their … Continue reading

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Why I Love Science…

The antifungal powers of cockroach poop. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscience/2014/02/13/anti-fungal-powers-cockroach-poop/

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Trees and Winter Storms

This winter has brought us a lot of snow and ice. Trees that are native (or acclimated) to our area are well prepared for the cold temperatures and even a modest amount of snow. But this winter has been especially … Continue reading

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Lessons From a Tree

As we wait for some more snow, I thought I would  share some traits of  TREES that can help them survive on harsh, cold days. These same traits can also help humans survive – both mentally and physically. These are … Continue reading

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