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Stephen

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Stephen is the Manager Consulting and a Director of Tree Logic

Right tree, right place, right way, and right time

September 18, 2015

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Trees are the dominant component in landscapes and one of the most effective ways of improving the image and landscape character is to plant trees in open space. But not all trees are compatible for every planting site or in every climate. Tree selection and placement are two of the most important decisions to make […]

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ISA Conference Orlando Florida

September 18, 2015

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ISA Annual International Conference and Trade Show, Orlando Florida. August 8-12, 2015. Gaylord Palms® Resort and Convention Center. I’ve been working in horticulture and arboriculture for the better part of 32 years, and since concentrating on arboriculture I have been a member of the International Society of Arboriculture. A substantial amount of my arboricultural knowledge […]

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Species Diversity

April 17, 2015

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A common tenet of popular ecology is that high species diversity contributes to the stability of ecosystems by reducing hazards of catastrophic loss of a particular species

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Ficus virens (White Fig)

April 17, 2015

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A common and widespread species. Produces large spreading branches with numerous aerial roots. Ficus virens var. sublanceolata grows alongside the related white fig in the northern part of its range.

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Changes in soil level

December 8, 2014

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The danger from soil stripping is root severance and removal of nutrient-rich soil layers, resulting in deficiencies, particularly for potassium and phosphorus (Craul, 1992; Harris et al, 1999). When a significant amount of fill is added to a landscape, soil conditions will change, as will the root growth potential of existing trees.

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Carpinus betulus

December 8, 2014

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A graceful tree that is underutilised in Australian landscapes. The Hornbeam can develop a finely branched crown, which is densely foliated and forms a beautiful oval or vase shape in the landscape. Dense foliage turns attractive yellow in autumn.  The cultivar ‘Fastigiata’ is most often offered by nurseries.  Although tolerant of a range of soil […]

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