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Future of Arboriculture in the Green Age on #treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Aug, 01, 2013 @ 16:08 PM

solartreedesign 1Have you ever noticed when you see those artist renderings of the future, everything is pretty and green, the sky is blue and it just gives the feeling of Utopia? Well, as you look outside your window, reality often paints a different picture off smog filled skies, drought-sticken vegitation, weird weather patterns and climatic changes.  Humans still generate more carbon than the atmoshere can handle.

For tree care professionals, there is a balance between planting and caring for trees that help the environment while still being green in the process.  This week on #treechat, Nicholas Crawford aka @BullMeister, studied and practicing arborist, will be painting the picture of what arboritculture may look like in the future.  Everything from tools, pest management to recycling debris, he'll open his chystal ball and share his views on this relevant topic.

The live chat begins 8/6/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together each week with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Topic Discussion Overview

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

Future of Arborist Tools - Discover what Nicholas sees as the arborist tools of the future to help "green" the industry and environment

Controlling Pest - Chemicals and organic solutions, learn what pest management may look like in the future

Debris Disposal - Discuss ways of recycling tree debris in the green environment

Bring your questions, thoughts and ideas and join Nicholas for his introspective look at the future of arboriculture in the green era!

Participating on Treechat

Joining treechat is easy for anyone on Twitter to join!  Just follow the conversation over and tweet from our new Twubs #treechat.

Come share with us on this great topic and we look forward to sharing with you on the live chat! If you miss the live chat, you can still access the transscript on Corona Tools' Storify. It will be posted following the chat and includes all the information, links and resources shared during the discussion so you don't miss a thing!

Already have an opinion about the topic? Tell us what you think in the comments below then join us for the live chat!

Topics: tools, #treechat, tree care, tools tree care

Grow A Sequoia in Your Living Room? It's Bonsai on #Treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, May, 02, 2013 @ 05:05 AM
bonsai1Ever thought about how great it would be to grow a Sequoia tree in your living room??? Okay, sounds impossible, right? But not when it’s a bonsai tree. Even a tree like a California Redwood can be grown in the smallest of spaces using the time-honored techniques of bonsai, developed centuries ago in China. Join us as we explore this ancient art form on this week’s treechat,  

The live chat begins at 5/7/13 at 11AM PST with guest host, Ron Elardo, Ph.D. @Whadyacallit. Ron is an author, editor for American Conifer Society's Conifer Quarterly and has been practicing the art of bonsai for 6 years at Hidden Lake Gardens in Michigan. Join @Coronatools and other industry experts each week at 11AM PST via Twitter for #treechat. Discussing all things related to trees and tree care since 2010!

Topic highlights in covered during this week’s chat includes;

  • Plant Selection – what you need to know and look for when making a selection for bonsai
  • Materials and Tools – a look at the materials used and tools used to maintain their shape 
  • Planting – understanding what goes into planting and tips for success
  • Pruning and Shaping – understand the fundamentals shaping and pruning your bonsai 
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) – a healthy bonsai includes regular IPM schedule
  • Watering and General Care – learn about general care and maintenance tips 
  • Overwintering Your Bonsai – what you need to know about to successfully overwinter your bonsai

Corona curved snipsRon has lots of great tips and information in store so you won't want to miss it. You can also submit questions to him before the chat so he can cover it during the live session. Just post your question in the comments here or tweet it to @Whadyacallit by 5/7/13, 12N PST.

During the chat we encourage participants to ask questions, learn about bonsai and also grow their own. To help inspire you, Corona is giving away a pair of curved snips to help make cuts in small spaces. All you need to do is win is tweet during the chat and ask questions. The most engaged participant during the live chat wins and will be announced on 5/8 at 8AM PST.

What if you miss the live session? You can access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat with all the information and links we discussed. 

Come share with us on this great topic and discussion! See you on the chat!

bonsai image courtesy of Ron Elardo
Corona curved snips image ©Corona Clipper

Topics: gardening, Landscaping, #treechat, tree care, tools tree care, bonsai

Pruning and Caring for Your Cherry and Other Fruit Trees on #treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Feb, 15, 2013 @ 13:02 PM

ft318 bOn February 18th the US celebrates President’s Day to honor of two of our greatest presidents born in this month; Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. On this week’s treechat we will be discussing a topic that relates to Washington and the infamous cherry tree with our guest, @GrowOrganicCom of Peaceful Valley Farm Supply.

The live chat begins at 2/19/13 at 11AM PST with this week's guest hosts Charlotte Germane and Linnie McNaughton, Nursery Manager at Peacful Valley. Join @Coronatools and other industry experts each week at 11AM PST via Twitter for #treechat. Discussing all things related to trees and tree care since 2010!

Topic highlights covered during this week's chat includes;

  • Washington and the Cherry Tree – A discussion of his birthday and news about dwarf cherry trees
  • Planting Method – Why the wide and shallow method works best
  • Pruning Cherry and Apricot Trees - Drop the loppers when you get these trees in winter 
  • Pruning Other Fruit Trees – Discussing the most popular pruning system 
  • Dormant Spraying Tips – How to know if it’s too late for the third dormant spraying

Charlotte has lots of great information in store on this chat so you won't want to miss it. And if you have questions related to the topic that you would like her to cover during the chat, please leave it in the comments below or tweet it to @GrowOrganicCom before the live chat.

If you do miss the chat, don't worry, you can still access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat. The transcript includes all the information and links we shared during the discussion.

Come share with us on this great topic and see you on the live chat!

Cherry tree image is courtesy of Peaceful Valley Farm Supply, Inc.

Topics: #treechat, tree care, tools tree care

Winter Pruning Tips on #treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Jan, 08, 2013 @ 17:01 PM

IMG 4207It may be the first part of January but did you know that it's the perfect time to start planning and preparing for winter tree pruning?  On this week's #treechat, we're discussing the basics of what you need to know before you get out there and start trimming trees.

The live chat begins at 1/8/13 at 11AM via Twitter with Corona as this week's host.  Join @Coronatools and other industry experts each week at 11AM PST via Twitter for #treechat. Discussing all things related to trees and tree care since 2010!

Topic highlights that will be covered include;

Corona principles of pruning

When to Prune - learn why late-winter is ideal time for tree pruning

Why Tree Pruning is Important - we'll cover how pruning helps maintain overall tree health, and gets more blooms and fruit

What Pruning Tools You Need - with just a few basic tools you can get your trees in shape for the upcoming season

Basics of How to Prune - we'll cover the basics of making pruning cuts

Pruning Safety - simple safety tips to remember when pruning trees that protect both you and your trees

Tree Pruning Resources - we'll share some links where you can get information and how-tos for tree pruning.

Missed the live session? You can access the #treechat Storify 24/7 with all the information we discussed.  If you have a question about what was covered or something else related this topic, just post your comment and we'll get an answer for you.

Pruning photo courtesy of BGGarden.com
Priciples of Pruning Guide via Corona

Topics: #treechat, pruning, tools tree care

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