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Got Beavers?

Posted on October 3, 2005 @4:10PM under Plant Health Care.
The Brandon Sun reports of beavers travelling the storm channels in Regina, Manitoba and taking down landscape trees.

Asian Longhorned Beetle Quarantines Lifted in Chicago Neighborhoods

Posted on April 25, 2005 @10:17AM under Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis).

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Quarantines have been lifted for the Asian Longhorned Beetle in Ravenswood and other areas in Chicago.  Homeowners will no longer be required to chip all wood from hardwood tree pruning and removals.

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Pirone's Tree Maintenance

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I used the sixth edition of this book for the basis of a Maryland Tree Expert certification exam course I developed in the late 90's.  I found it to be an excellent introductory text on a number of issues related to tree care; tree selection, planting, soils and pruning.  There is also a very good overview of the mirad of tree insects, diseases and other problems, --a topic which might otherwise seem overwhelming in its scope.  If you are new to the practice of tree care or looking to prepare for certification, then Pirone's Tree Maintenance is a great place to start.

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