Column, Tree Talk

Time is everything in forest restoration

By Gary Salmon The mortality figures are astonishing among the three tree species nearly eliminated from our eastern and Midwestern landscape by either chestnut blight (Cryphonectria parasitica), Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma novo-ulmi), and now emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis). Four […]

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Column, Tree Talk

Gotcha!

By Gary Salmon This is the business end of a purple sticky trap. It is a three-sided affair which is suspended from a tree nearly 20 feet in the air. We have all seen these hanging from “trees of concern” […]

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Column, Tree Talk

It’s flying season

There seems to be an increase in citizen concern about emeraldash borer (EAB) based on the number of calls and e-mails I have been getting this summer from people wanting simple answers to difficult questions. The difficult part is the […]

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Column, Tree Talk

View with a room

By Gary Salmon This has been a cold spring without many consecutive days of similar weather so the first half of March was spent looking at the world around us from the windows surrounding us. The invitation to actually get […]

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Column, Tree Talk

New life into an old program

By Gary Salmon People have always been interested in “big trees.” That is, those that catch our eye and inspire majesty and curiosity in us. The redwoods of California have been the “must see” trees since our country was settled […]

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Column, Tree Talk

Good bag and a clear night

By Gary Salmon You know that there is a big difference between waiting for spring and embracing winter. One involves a warm fire, a good book/Netflix, hot chocolate, and windows to the world both inside and out — a certain […]

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Column, Tree Talk

Where art thee going?

By Gary Salmon It has been a year since the passage of the new tree warden law and a year to try to interpret which changes are important and which are not. On Nov. 4, the Vermont Urban & Community […]

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