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Repairing a Damaged Cryptomeria Tree

In From the Field by Forest Keeper4 Comments

Damaged Tree Splitting From The Top Down Our friends at the Bluefish Bed and Breakfast in Harwich MA called us the other day with an alarming tree problem. A large Cryptomeria japonica on their property had begun to split down the middle from the top down. It wasn’t  a windy day and we hadn’t had any recent snow fall, but …

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Arbor Day 2012

In From the Field by Forest Keeper4 Comments

This past Friday, April 27th was Arbor Day. Long before we celebrated Arbor Day, before anyone came up with the term ecology or the idea of an Earth Day, even before most people would have guessed that we should pay attention to the health of ourenvironment…there was Julius Sterling Morton. If you’ve ever doubted that one person can have a …

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Spring Frost

In From the Field, Gardening, Spring by Forest Keeper3 Comments

Dripping in the morning sun, the ice melts off of these cranberries growing in West Barnstable.  But don’t let the sun shine fool you, the air still has a cold bite to it that is only sharpened by the wind.  Much unlike the past few weeks with temperatures across the region  climbing and the air  bursting with the smells and …

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Tree Preservation in Concord, MA

In Conservation, From the Field, Plant Health Care by Forest Keeper10 Comments

Three beautiful Sugar Maple trees struggle on a new construction site. Soil compaction, damaged soil chemistry and mechanical damage are just some of the issues troubling these large shade trees. The Forest Keepers team was brought in to restore the proper growing conditions and to ensure these trees received the proper care through the duration of the construction process.
Title of submission: Tree Preservation in Concord

What a Busy Spring- been gone for awhile

In From the Field, Spring by Forest Keeper1 Comment

Well, this has been quite a Spring so far. Spring is usually busy for us around here, as I’m sure it is for most of you, with everything happening all at once. This spring however has hit us with more force than we’ve seen in awhile. Between the usual tree work comes, planting, mulching, pruning, fertilizing, then the bugs start …

Tree Climbing

In From the Field, Just For Fun by Forest KeeperLeave a Comment

Have you ever seen an arborist climbing around up in the canopy of a big shade tree before? If you have then you know it can be pretty fun to watch. Don’t be fooled, however, by how the guy up there appears to be monkeying around. Tree climbing can be alot of hard work (not to mention that swinging around …

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Slowing Down To Notice the Trees

In From the Field, Tree Poetry by Forest Keeper4 Comments

STOPPING BY WOODS ON A SNOWY EVENING by Robert Frost Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The …