Tree Keeper

Ice Storm Damage to Trees

The ice storm’s effects on the urban canopy will last for years as arborist crews face increased care for tens of thousands of damaged trees.

Injuries suffered by trees during the ice storm will increase pruning requirements and leave visible scars on the natural landscape that will outlast any other effects of the storm.

Canopies are lost when thick, heavy layers of ice drag down branches and limbs. A tree that’s been damaged by the storm will need more maintenance… Continue reading

Why Do Trees Change Color?

Do you know why this time of year the leaves on trees change to the vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows that we see?  Learn how the diminishing daylight affects the color of leaves in this Scientific American video.

Tree Keepers Offers Free Walking Tour of Easton’s Unique Trees

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tree Keepers Consulting Arborist, Robert Stanley, will lead a Walking Tour of the Unique Trees of Easton. This leisurely quarter- mile tour is free to the public and sponsored by Brookletts Place – Talbot County Senior Center, where the tour will begin and end. Participants will be able to discover some of Easton’s most unique trees. In case of inclement weather (rain or snow), the tour will be held… Continue reading

Stanley Becomes Maryland Woodland Steward

Bob Stanley, Tree Keepers Consulting Arborist, recently participated in Maryland Woodland Stewards Training Program in Sharpsburg, MD.  This program is an educational program of the University of Maryland extension and teaches enthusiastic individuals how to be good stewards of natural land and good advocates for forest and wildlife stewardship in their community.

Participants not only apply the principles they learn to their own properties, but also actively encourage others to practice good forest stewardship using the principles of “Neighbor… Continue reading

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