Arbor Day and Earth Day 2018

Arbor Day and Earth Day are holidays filled with meaning for a tree company. Arbor Day is dedicated to planting trees and celebrates all the benefits those trees bring to our lives while Earth Day commemorates the many ways we can protect and preserve our environment. Here at Bartlett Tree Experts, those ideals are part of our everyday lives. We work hard to be stewards for our urban forests, caring for trees at homes, businesses and in our communities. We are also committed to using environmentally sustainable products and equipment to reduce our carbon footprint.

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Posted in Volunteering

Bartlett Women in Arboriculture

This year, Bartlett brought female employees from across the Company together for three days of networking and skills training — and to strategize about how we can help more women thrive in the highly rewarding careers available in arboriculture. Held at our Research Lab in Charlotte, North Carolina, Women in Arboriculture: Maximizing Talent, was the first event of its kind in the tree care industry.

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Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Certifications and Training, Events

California Oakworm

The coast live oak is an important part of both the wild and urban landscape through most of coastal California. When these beloved trees are defoliated by our native oakworm it can be a dramatic sight for the home owners.  A healthy oak can withstand defoliation, but unhealthy trees can lose limbs or become susceptible to other more serious issues under the added stress from this caterpillar attack. It’s important to speak with your Arborist to determine the health of your trees, especially if they are near structures or commonly used outdoor areas like picnic tables or play sets.

The frequency of infestation is highly irregular, but we often find that after a heavy outbreak the tree will be free of caterpillars for several years. It’s important to remember that the oakworm is a native pest and plays a role in the local ecosystem by feeding a host of birds and insects. The role of oakworm in our environment should be considered before treatment is performed on any individual trees. Sometime we can treat important trees over patio and outdoor recreation areas and leave more remote trees to follow the normal pattern of defoliation and regrowth. This helps the homewner enjoy their outdoor spaces without significant impact on the local ecosystem.

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Posted in Pests and Diseases Tagged with: Caterpillar, Coast Live Oak, Oak worm, Oakworm

Tree Roots: Buried Root Systems Recovery Plan

Here in Santa Barbara we understand that the ground is far from sedentary. Whether it’s construction of new homes or mud sliding from recent storms, we are in a constant battle to save our trees from the dangers of moving soil. Everyone understands that a tree cannot survive without roots, but few people understand how our actions can damage those roots.

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Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Tree Advice, Tree Preservation, Tree Safety

Blackbird State Forest Tree Planting

Come on out with your family and friends to help your community and the Earth by volunteering to plant trees! Assist Caroline Dowd with her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, in cooperation with the Delaware Forest Service by taking part in this monumental oak seedling planting along the Cypress Branch.

March 1th and 18th from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Blackbird State Forest Straughn Tract:
2076 Harvey Straughn Rd. Townsend, DE 19734

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People of all ages are welcome! Please wear closed toed shoes and bring your own work gloves. Shovels will be provided but feel free to bring your own!

Posted in Events, Volunteering

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Make an appointment with your local Arborist Representative to discover why Bartlett is the leader in professional tree care.