Posts filed under: Tree Warden

Mark Dillenbeck | Tree Warden Stately elm trees with their characteristic vase-shape crowns once towered over forest canopy and urban landscape alike. Because of their size, abundance and beauty, elms...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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 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...
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....
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...
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...
Due to a generous donation from Dr. Alice Outwater, the tree population in Charlotte will increase....
I am afraid that much of the Town is in for a roadside haircut, in the interests of electric power line reliability....
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....
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...
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...