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DIY Tree Care Tips from the Pros

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Aug, 14, 2015 @ 14:08 PM

trees_on_Corona_tools_treechatTaking care of trees may sound really easy, but there is a technical field of arboriculture behind each one of these living things. Growing trees in different kinds of soils and climates can be challenging to say the least.  This week on #treechat, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) will help take out some of the mystery of proper tree care. Come learn some tips for having healthy trees in our landscapes and neighborhoods.

GIVEAWAY ANNOUNCED! What is your best tip when it comes to pruning trees?  Tell us in the comments below and live on #treechat.  TCIA will select the best tip and the winner will receive a Corona Forged Aluminum bypass pruner.

You're Invited to Tweet

@CoronaTools along with special chat host, Linnie Leavines of Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) @Voiceoftreecare. The live chat begins Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010! 

Discussion Overview 

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

  • TreeCareTips.org  - Explore this is a new website and resource center from TCIA with many articles and features dedicated to helping homeowners care for their trees and landscapes.
  • Ask the Arborist - Have a tree care related question that isn't on TreeCareTips.org? Write in to TCIA staff arborist Tchukki Andersen (BCMA, CTSP) via the “Ask the Arborist” tool for help. 
  • Find a Pro - Some jobs are too big or more than homeowners want to tackle. Visitors can find a certified professional and connect the homeowner connect with a professional who provides reliable tree care services in their neighborhood.
  • Get Seasonal Tips and Information - The Tree Care Tips quarterly newsletter provides timely tree care tips and more frequent updates via the Tree Care Tips RSS Feed.
  • Public Education and Awareness - Tree Care Tips helps to educate homeowners about the dangers in do-it-yourself tree work.

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.

Topics: #treechat, tree care, Corona Tools, pruning, TCIA

Power of Volunteers in Urban Forestry

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 16, 2014 @ 19:06 PM

Corona Tools Treechat Tom MartinWhen was the last time you stopped to appreciate a tree in your community? Urban trees provide community members with numerous benefits.  But they also require additional care given the harsh conditions they are growing in.  Cities are rallying their community members to come out in force, and give back to the trees which give so much to each of us.  Through the power of volunteers, urban forests can flourish and it's our topic on #treechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Anthony Le, Program Coordinator at Alliance for CommunityTrees @Alliance4Trees. The live chat begins Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Importance of Urban Forests - Discover why urban forests are vital for our communities and our well-being. 

Challenges With Urban Trees - Learn about the challenges urban trees face that can affect the overall health of the trees.

Community Volunteers - Understand why communities are reaching out to it members to help care for their trees. 

Volunteer Training Hear about ACTrees tree care training programs provided to communities throughout the country.

You Can Help - Explore ways you can get involved in your community by becoming a volunteer. 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

If you have ever asked yourself, "do people really sell stuff on social media" then this topic is for you!  It will be an hour packed with information and insight that you do not want to miss!

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Topics: #treechat, tree care, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Urban Forests

Replanting our National Forests

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 02, 2014 @ 19:06 PM

With the massive wild fires, and uncontrollable pests, weather related anomalies, our national forest have never been at greater risk of catastrophic decline. Our forests are in need of help as many areas have been so severely burned and millions of acres have been destroyed.  Besides their beauty, these forests provide wood for our homes, clean air and clean water for millions of American cities.   WATCH:> Arbor Day Foundation public sevice announcement video on Replanting Our National Forests.

These forests are our future and replanting them is critical and it's our topic on this week's #treechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #treechat co-partner, Coe Roberts, social media specialist at Arbor Day Foundation@ArborDay for this week's topic, replanting our national forests. The live chat begins Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

The State of Our National Forests - Discover the latest on the condition of our national forests in the wake of wild fires, pests and weather. 

Wild Fires Take Their Toll - Learn how wild fires get started and wipe out millions of our national forests each year.

Why Replanting Is Critical - Understand why reforestation is so important and affects us all

Replanting These Nationals Treasures Hear about the efforts it takes to to reforest our magnificent forests.

Replanting Programs Abroad - Explore Arbor Day Foundation's activities abroad and making reforestation a global effort. 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

This topic is as hot as the fires destroying our trees and so important for people to learn about what's being done to replant our national forests.  It will be an hour packed with information and insight on why we should all be concerned about restoring them. Come and join us!

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Topics: #treechat, tree care, planting, reforestation

Partners in Community Forestry Conference on Treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Sep, 09, 2013 @ 16:09 PM

describe the imageThere are a lot of benefits to trees in urban landscapes.  They increase property value, reduce crime, provide shade and reduce energy costs.  With so many benefits, it makes you wonder why we don't have more urban forests that we would all benefit from.  It's just one of the topics that will be discussed at the 2013 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference.

Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, the Arbor Day Foundation, @ArborDay for a great Q&A discussion on the upcoming conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-7, 2103. The live chat begins 9/10/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

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

Conference Overview - Learn about the Partners in Community Forestry coming together to further advance urban forestry

Attending the Conference - A look at who attends and the event each year

Confernce Presentations - Review keynote presentations and topics that will be covered during the conference

Conference Highlights - Among the great presentations and tours on tap, check some of the hightlights in-store for attendees

Event Tweetup - Get the latest info on the special #landscapechat tweetup on 11/6 to bring the event to our community

PCF on Corona Tools If you are actively involved in the developing, planting or maintaing urban trees you should definitely check out this conference.  It's easy to join the conversation on our Twubs treechat.  Even if you aren't on Twitter you can still see the conversation and click on the links and resources.

If you do miss the chat, you can still access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat!



Topics: #treechat, tree care, urban landscape, tweetup, #Landscapechat

Phytophthora - Coming to Trees Near You?

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sat, Aug, 10, 2013 @ 18:08 PM

cherry tree crown PhytophthoraHealthy, mature trees provide many benefits to residential and public spaces, season after season. They provide summer shade, fall color to your landscape and improve your property’s value. Now imagine your landscape with a beautiful tree, that seemingly overnight, turns into the one you see pictured here.

Phytophthora can wreck havoc on a tree and without detection and treatment can lead to your beloved tree’s demise.  This week on #treechat, Jason Miller aka @DendriticCare, will join us and share a bit about this serious soil-borne disease. As a Registered Consulting Arborist and ISA board-certified master arborist, Jason takes a look at the disease and its affect on trees.  From detection to treatment, he’ll help shed some light on this growing problem affecting healthy trees.

The live chat begins 8/13/13 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;

Detection – understand the signs a tree has been affected with Phytophthora

Prevention – review the steps homeowners and property managers can take to help prevent infection

Treatment – learn about effective treatment plans and options

Bring your questions and chat with the tree expert to help protect your trees health!

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 transcript 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 questions about the topic? Share with us in the comments below then join us for the live chat!

Image of cherry tree infected with Phytophthora courtesy of Jason Miller, Tree Resolutions

 

 

Topics: Landscaping, #treechat, tree care

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

Podcasting for Tree Care and Green Industry on #treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jul, 15, 2013 @ 20:07 PM

podcast iconOn this week’s #treechat we are gearing up for what looks like an exciting chat topic. We’re getting social this week for #SocialTuesday with an otherwise overlooked opportunity in digital media.  As a business owner or professional organization in tree care or green industry, it’s getting harder to get someone’s attention.  It’s like you’re trying to get your message out there and your audience is a moving target. They’re busy and constantly on the go.  There’s email and social networks to help amplify your voice but you have to hope they hear you. What if, your audience sought YOU out?  And wanted to listen to your message?

Podcasting is hardly a new form of digital media but this form of communication is still in its infancy!  It's set to take off as the most accessed communications tool in 2014.   We’ll be discussing podcasting with our guest host, Chris VanCleave aka @RedneckRosarian, moderator and host of #rosechat  and Rose Chat Radio on Blog Talk Radio Network.  The live chat begins 7/16/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week 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;

  • Podcasting 101 – learn some of basics for getting started and why you should
  • Tools of the Trade – understand what are the tools and resources you will need to create a successful podcast
  • Building Your Audience – if you make it doesn’t mean they will come…gain some insight into growing your subscriber’s list
  • Podcast Dos & Don’ts  - discover what works and what doesn’t before planning out your podcast
  • Win Podcast Help – ready to get started but not sure where to start?  Why not ask the expert during the chat?  Chris also offered to consult with the most active participant during the chat!

Participating on Treechat

PodcastWithHeadPhones 273x300If you’ve ever thought about doing podcasting and never knew where to start, this is a great opportunity to learn more from an expert!  Just follow the conversation over and tweet from our new Twubs #treechat. Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat! We hope you will join us for the live chat, however if you do miss it, you can still access 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!

Who knows, after sitting in on the chat you may be inspired to start your own podcast channel.  And start reaching your audience and customers virtually anywhere any where they go.  On the computer, on smart devices, or in their car…it’s like having YOU on demand 24/7! Do you have an opinion already about the topic? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Topics: Landscaping, #treechat, tree care, business

Cork Oak Trees on #treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jul, 08, 2013 @ 20:07 PM

How many times have you been out for a nice dinner, ordered a bottle of wine, your sommelier brings it to your table, removes the cork and offers it to you to sniff for your selection approval…? It’s an important step in the “wining and dining experience” but do you ever put much thought into the cork itself? Where it comes from? How its cultivated or its many uses?

photo (5)Cork is an amazing organic product that comes from Cork Oak Trees. It has many uses and it’s our topic on this week’s #treechat. Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, @CristinaGardens, Cristina da Silva, of therealgardener.com and #groundchat moderator. The live chat begins 7/9/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week 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;

Cork History – discover how this simple product has been used for thousands of years

Cork Tree Botany – learn about the characteristics of the Cork Oak Tree, climate and regions where they are grown

Cork Tree Ecosytem – understanding cork tree’s role in the ecosystem

Cork Harvesting – learn about how this sustainable product is harvested

Products, challenges facing cork trees and more!

Participating on Treechat

This is a great opportunity to learn more about this fascinating product and trees which have been used for generations! Just jump onto Twitter and search for #treechat. Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat!

We hope you will join us for the live chat, however if you do miss it, you can still access on Corona Tool's 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!

And who knows, after sitting in on the chat if someone ever tells you to stick a cork in it, you can share some wonderful and knowledgeable facts about corks!!! Do you have an opinion already about the topic? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Photo taken near Evora, Alentejo,  Portugal. April 2013 by Cristina da Silva

 

Topics: #treechat, tree care

Biological Control: Nature’s Pest Solution for Gardens and Landscapes

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Jun, 06, 2013 @ 17:06 PM

corona tools treechatHow many times have you seen pests feeding on your trees, veggies or shrubs and think what’s the quickest way to deal with them?  Do you run to your local garden center for a magical pesticide that promises to help rid you of your new-found pest?

Well believe it or not, long before the invention of those solutions, nature had its own way of dealing with pest control in the form of the good old fashioned food chain.  Or a more technical term, biologic control (BC), where it’s survival of the fittest!

Practical Uses for Biological Control

Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, @BartlettTreeExperts, Don Booth Ph.D. and entomologist, for another great topic on #treechat.  Don will be stepping out of the research lab to share some practical uses and tips for managing pests in landscapes and gardens. The live chat begins 6/11/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week 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; 

Practical Uses - Discover how biological control can be an effective method for managing tree damaging pests

Planning and Integration - Learning how to identify & protect naturally occurring biological control species and releasing commercially available beneficial predators & parasites

Nature's Method - Exploring plant diversity & reduced use of pesticides to increase populations of naturally occurring biological control

Integrated Pest Management - Discussing how regular pest management visits on a property is a proven method of improving biological control

Participating on Treechat

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Have questions about practical uses for biological control? Ask Don before the live chat so he can provide you with the information and resources during the live chat. If you would like to submit a question before the chat, please leave it in the comments below or tweet it to @Coronatools prior the live chat. He will also be available to answer your questions during the live event are always encouraged.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about biological control in your gardens and landscapes and connect one-on-one with the experts.  We hope you will join us however if you do miss the chat, you can still access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat. The transcript includes all the information, links and resources shared during the discussion.

Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat! Have an opinion already about the topic?  Tell us what you think in the comments below!

Beetle feeding on gypsy moth photo courtesy of Bartlett Tree Experts

Topics: #treechat, tree care, landscape, Corona Tools

Selecting, Planting and Caring for Urban Trees on #treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, May, 31, 2013 @ 19:05 PM
corona tools urban tree

When I visited New York City for the first time I remember thinking how much I missed green spaces and trees. Everywhere you looked, with the exception of Central Park, seemed to be void of anything green. Just concrete, asphalt and brick…It made me appreciate the open spaces and green that abounds (in comparison) in Southern California.  How do people live without trees???

Well, I must have missed the forest for the trees since NYC was recently named as one of the 10 Best Cities for Urban Forests among 50 of the most populous cities by American Forests.  Urban trees provide many benefits to the community which is what we will be discussing on the 6/4 #treechat.

Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, GIE Media's Nursery Management, @NurseryMag for a great Q&A discussion on urban trees.  The live chat begins 6/4/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

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

Tree Selection – selecting the right tree for the right spot that will flourish in harsh urban settings

Planting in Urban Settings – helping a tree thrive in a difficult urban setting poses real challenges and begins with proper planting

Urban Tree Care – understanding proper tree care techniques that will help the tree survive in the urban setting

corona tools treechatWe’ll also have time at the end of the discussion for questions with our expert at Nursery Manangement as well as your questions during the live event are always encouraged . If you would like to submit a question before the chat, please leave it in the comments below or tweet it to @Coronatools prior the live chat. 

This is a great opportunity to learn more about urban trees in your community and connect with those out there improving our public spaces, one urban tree at a time.  We hope you will join us however if you do miss the chat, you can still access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat!

Topics: #treechat, tree care, Corona Tools, urban landscape

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