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What You Should Know About Why Trees Fail

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jul, 21, 2014 @ 15:07 PM


Has a certain tree been worrying you lately? Residential and urban trees provide numerous benefits, bTreeBartlettut sometimes trees decline and fail. As trees age, they become more susceptible to wood decay and other defects. Many old trees gradually fall apart before they decline and die. The first priority for arborists caring for older trees is evaluating their structural integrity and providing necessary remedial treatments to reduce the risk of branch, stem, and root failures. 

Learn how expert arborists evaluate a tree as they decide whether it can be saved or must be removed. Why Trees Fail is this week's #treechat topic! 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts marketing manager, Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp. Joining Tina will be tree expert, E. Thomas Smiley, Ph.D., Plant Physiologist and Soil Scientist.  The live chat begins Tuesday, July 22, 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

Why Trees Fail – Hear about the external factors (environment, weather, insects) and tree factors (age, species) that can cause a tree to fail.

Visible Signs – Explore some of the visual signs that can help detect when a tree may fail.

Arborist Evaluations –Understand how arborists analyze and diagnose the health of a tree. 

Preventing Tree Fails – Discover what are some of the options arborists consider for trees that could potentially fail.

Determining Unreasonable Risk – Learn what risk factors arborists weigh to determine if a tree should remain or be removed.

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.

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, Bartlett Tree Experts, trees

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