Posts filed under: Tree Warden

Climbing spikes harm when pruning trees

Submitted by the Tree Care Industry Association Is your tree care provider using spikes to climb while pruning your trees? Ouch! Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to the...

News from the Tree Warden: Emerald ash borer coming to town

Mark Dillenbeck | Tree warden At some point in the not-distant future an exotic insect, the emerald ash borer (EAB), will make its appearance in Charlotte and kill almost every...

Charlotte’s trees need a little winter TLC

Susan Smith | Deputy Tree Warden You may see members of the Charlotte Tree Warden team working on trees planted by the roadside. Do not be alarmed. We are assessing...

Vermont Tree Goods recycles largest elm in an effort to save species

Tai Dinnan | Contributor Vermont Tree Goods supervised the taking down of The Vermont Elm, the largest elm tree in the Northeast on Nov. 1. This Bristol business will recycle...

Mark Dillenbeck appointed Tree Warden

Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Mark Dillenbeck has been appointed to be the town tree warden, replacing Larry Hamilton for the term ending March 2017. Hamilton passed away on...

So, What does a tree warden do?

By Larry Hamilton | Tree Warden Vermont State Statutes (Title 24, Chapter 67) provide for a tree warden to “have control” over shade and ornamental trees in public places and...

What’s in a name?

Is it important to be able to recognize and pin a name on at least a few of our tree companions in the space we share? I believe it is....

Sad tree losses in Town of Charlotte 

Late June and early July have proven to be humdingers in decline or total loss of some prominent members of our (tree) community. The unusual springtime drought has proven difficult...

Does size matter?

The slippery or red elm standing in front of the home of Christie and Dave Garrett on Thompson’s Point Road has always impressed me mightily, and indeed, with a girth...

Arbor Day tree planting at CCS, offer to landowners

Arbor Day is recognized nationally as a special day for honoring trees, but especially for planting trees. The national official day is April 29, but Vermont has designated it for...

Tree migrants

Trees and other plants lack this kind of mobility and so must remain fixed in the place where they were born, facing all the stresses that nature and humans trigger....

Henrietta and the dreaded DED

An American or white elm tree on Dorset Street in Charlotte is currently achieving a remarkable measure of fame in the media. It has been given the name Henrietta (even...

Natures prescription: Tree Rx

You may need prescription strength NATURE—a walk in the forest, a hug with a tree. This is a non-harmful, yet addictive medication shown to relieve the crippling symptoms of modern...

Charlotte Tree Fund is alive and well

Due to a generous donation from Dr. Alice Outwater, the tree population in Charlotte will increase....

Has the tree warden been asleep at the switch?

I am afraid that much of the Town is in for a roadside haircut, in the interests of electric power line reliability....

Unter der/den Linden

This tree warden essay is motivated both by the amazingly large production of seeds this fall—dropped under the linden or basswood here in Charlotte—and by a September sojourn in Europe....

Notes from the Tree Warden

Well, do you have acorns this year? We certainly do here on Bittersweet Lane in East Charlotte—mostly on red oaks. Acorns galore means lots of squirrel and chipmunk activity, and...

A lament for the Old Lantern elms

On June 19 in The Charlotte News I wrote about the Dutch elm disease’s (DED) lethal assault on our nation’s wonderful American elms. I also mentioned the new disease-resistant elms...