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Basics of Tree Care Presentation

Zoom Webinar

Ken Almstead was the presenter of a webinar via Zoom titled, “Learning the Basics of Tree Care” geared specifically for condo, co-op, and HOA board members. It was meant to give them an idea of how to find a provider. It was part of a lecture series organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension.

“Are my plants too close together?  When is the best time to prune?  What is volcano mulching, sounds hot?  This program will go into basic landscape care and help shed some light on common problems. Looking for an arborist will be a breeze when you know the right questions to ask to make an informed decision.”

Ken’s presentation included the following topics:

Planting Trees & Shrubs

  • Importance of planting the right tree or shrub in the right location
  • Soil Factors, Location Factors
  • Sourcing/Qualifying/Inspecting
  • Planting

Maintenance of Trees & Shrubs

  • Tree & Shrub Pruning
  • Mature Tree Preservation
  • Cabling & Bracing
  • Decays and Cavities
  • Tree Risk Assessment

As well as...

  • Tree Removal/Stump Grinding
  • Volcano Mulching
  • Air Spading
  • Tree Plotting/Mapping
  • Tree pests and diseases
  • Selecting the right tree care provider



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