Protecting Trees in the Landscape

Talking trees have been a fixture in folklore and fiction. If you’ve ever watched The Two Towers, the second movie in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, you would have seen the giant tree-like creatures called “Ents.” Talk? The Ents practically wouldn’t shut up. If trees could really talk to us, it might be a simpler matter to keep them safe and healthy. But they can’t, so, just as with our pets and other animals and plants we tend, it’s up to us to monitor them for signs of ill health.   More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Safety First

Business Articles
There’s this contractor . . . let’s call him ‘John Doe.’ He’s a 30-year industry veteran, and he should have known better. One day, out on a job, he realized that his mower wasn’t mowing at the right height. He had cabled down the throttle bar to keep the gas flowing. Then, instead of bending down to adjust the height, Doe put his hand under the deck to lift the mower up. And that’s when the still-moving mower blade cut off the tips of three of his fingers.   More
Friday, November 16, 2012