2019 Tree Climbing Competition Recap

2019 TCC Competitors Cropped

Is a tree climbing competition (TCC) just a competition—a structured and timed group of individual events for the registered climbers—or is it so much more than that? I have found that, here in Wisconsin as well as in other chapter competitions I have attended, the participants are friendly and passionate. Some come to hone their…

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Dutch Elm Disease (DED) Resistant Elm Species and Cultivars

Emerald Sunshine Elm

When it comes to street trees, many of us “older and wiser” folks remember driving down a residential street surrounded by a canopy of American elm trees. However, back in the late 60’s and early 70’s, arborists started removing thousands of dead elms, including my Detroit, Michigan street tree. This moment was a pivotal point…

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Trees for Bees

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Why should we care about bees? Bees provide significant benefits to us, including pollination of our fruit and vegetable plants. Honeybees make honey that is a delicacy in any kitchen. Introduced honeybees are responsible for pollinating over $10 billion worth of U.S. food crops each year. Wisconsin has over 400 species of native bees that…

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