Category: Trees

Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema: Tree Selection

Tree Selection I was driving around my campus the last few days and I was surprised how well it looked. Cornerstone lends itself really well to spring, and for my part it doesn’t take a whole lot of actual work being done in the spring. Probably the biggest reason why the campus looks well is the abundance of flowering trees. There are Bradford pears, dogwoods, varieties...

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Spring Tree Series With Mike Herrema: Cabling

Introduction This is the sixth part of the Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema from Cornerstone University. Previous articles in this series: Interview With a Groundskeeper: Mike Herrema Tree Economics Tree Nurseries Tree GIS Sharing The Joy of Pruning Cabling Last week I had a chance to have a tree cabled. Cabling is not a service I have completed much, if at all. In the end,...

Spring Tree Series: Sharing the Joy of Pruning

Introduction This is the fifth part of the Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema from Cornerstone University. Previous articles in this series: Interview With a Groundskeeper: Mike Herrema Tree Economics Tree Nurseries Tree GIS The Joy of Pruning One of the tasks that I really enjoy is pruning trees. I believe it really fits my work style. I love it because I can drink coffee and...

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Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema: Tree GIS

Introduction This is the fourth part of the Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema from Cornerstone University. Previous articles in this series: Interview With a Groundskeeper: Mike Herrema Tree Economics Tree Nurseries Tree GIS Earlier this week I had a meeting about where to place surveying monuments. These points will have known data about location and elevation and will help the university with any future building...

Tree Nursery

Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema: Tree Nurseries

Introduction This is the third part of the Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema from Cornerstone University. Previous articles in this series: Interview With a Groundskeeper: Mike Herrema Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema: Tree Economics Tree Nurseries I believe there comes a time for almost every groundskeeper when they think that their institution should have a nursery. It seems natural and exciting. It’s obvious that...

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Spring Tree Series with Mike Herrema: Tree Economics

This article is the second in a spring series on tree care. You can find the introduction interview with Mike here. Tree Economics The Challenge In the ISA catalog of Arborists, since I work for an educational institution, I’m listed as a private not for hire Arborist. Several times over the last couple of years, random property managers have called me to ask for a second...

9 Common Tree Planting Mistakes

There are few things as satisfying as planting a tree.  Every time I make the trip back to Chicago I visit the site where I first hosted an Arbor Day celebration.  We planted a Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera).  It was a personal choice, remembering the big Tulip Tree at the end of our sidewalk as a kid.  The tree we planted on Arbor Day many years...