• Selecting the Right Tree

    Choosing the right tree for the right place is critical to avoiding long term problems. First, clarify your basic objectives. Then, seek out sound information about the trees you are considering. Choose your tree wisely and plan accordingly.

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  • Beware the Dangers of Moving Firewood!

    Written by Fred Roth, Ph.D. Consulting Arborist | Featured Photo by Robert L Anderson, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org Invasive pests spend part or most of their life cycle within the wood of trees they have killed. Such pests have been associated with the historically destructive Dutch elm disease which wiped out the once prized American […]

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  • What’s Happening to the Liquidambar Trees?

    by Fred Roth, Ph.D. Cal Poly University, Pomona and Consulting Arborist Many American sweetgum or liquidambar trees are declining in inland Southern California due to infection by a bacterial pathogen that causes a disease known as “bacterial scorch.” This pathogen is not new in California, but it is relatively new in liquidambar trees because of […]

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  • UFMP Training Update

    In November 2012, IUFC wrapped up the latest phase of its urban forest management toolkit project. We found that not only was this grant program an educational experience for the participants, it was also a powerful learning tool for us as facilitators.

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  • Thanks for Attending Trees Make Dollars and Sense

    Thanks to all who attended our Trees Make Dollars and Sense event on June 13th. You can download the presentations here: IUFC Presentation: How it Work$: The Plant Appraisal Process An Introduction to Measuring Plants and Trees for Appraisal Purposes by Mark Porter What is a Tree Worth? by Rebecca Latta IUFC: Tress Makes Dollars […]

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  • Strengthen Your Roots in Tree Care!

    Thank you to all who attended our very successful Strengthen Your Roots in Tree Care! workshop on June 14th. Please feel free to download some of the presentations that were presented at the workshop here:

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  • What Is A Tree Worth?

    There are many reasons why it may be necessary to determine the monetary value of a tree. Various methods to assign a value for trees have evolved over the past 100 years. In North America, the Council of Tree and Landscape Appraisers (CTLA) provide guidance, methods, and standards of practice for tree appraisal.

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