Posts filed under: Tree Warden

One of Larry Hamilton’s enduring contributions to the Charlotte community was his Big Tree Roster, a list of the champion trees of each species in Charlotte, whether on private or...
Linda Hamilton | Contributor At the May 4 statewide Arbor Day conference, with the theme “Make Vermont a Shade Better,” the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program inaugurated a new...
Linda Hamilton | Contributor For more than 25 years, Charlie Proutt of Horsford Nursery has donated and, with the help of the students, has planted trees at Charlotte Central School...
Lynn Monty | Editor in Chief Gray skies persisted but rain held off long enough on Earth Day to allow for a major effort in giving back to Mother Nature....
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....