• Hoyt Arboretum

Hug a Tree World Record Attempt at Hoyt Arboretum 7/20

What: Hug a Tree World Record Attempt When: Saturday, July 20, 2pm Where: Hoyt Arboretum near the intersection of Kingston and Knights Boulevard Be a part of setting a new world record for the most people hugging a tree in a single location!

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Fun Facts About Fireworks!

Here are five interesting things you may not know about fireworks, courtesy of Jim Souza, President of Pyro Spectaculars by Souza. Nearly all fireworks are handmade. If you see a fireworks show that lasts 20 minutes and has 2,000 shells (bursts in the sky) that means that 2,000 individual shells were made by hand. Most

  • Tree Climbing Knots

Tree Climbing Knots

SherrillTree’s website and catalog are a resource for education about the tree care industry. Knowing the uses for a termination knot or a load-securing knot is essential for a safer workflow and getting the work done. And as important as tree climbing knots and knot tying are to our industry, it should also be pointed

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4th of July: Safety and Fireworks Around Trees!

Fourth of July is right around the corner. Fireworks, cookouts  and pool parties in your backyard are just some of the things people do to celebrate America’s independence. However, with celebrating, comes a responsibility for your loved ones. According to National Fire Protection Association study issued last year, over 15,000 firework-induced fires were reported. Not

Ten Reasons To Love Trees

OXYGEN PROVIDER – One day’s worth for a family of four is provided by a single tree. In 2008, Columbia University researchers found that children living on tree-lined streets were less likely to develop asthma. PIGGY BANK PROTECTOR – Properly placed tree cover in urban areas can save cities millions of dollars annually in storm

Tree Spirit Project

The University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), plans to chainsaw 90% of the trees on its portion (75%) of The Mt. Sutro en Space Reserve to make way for development. Sat., July 6, 2013 11am. Save 25,000 trees of Mt. Sutro Forest in San Francisco – and have a great adventure meeting fellow tree

The Link Between Trees & Human Health is About Life & Death

This year’s Urban & Community Forestry Conference, sponsored by Oregon Community Trees and Oregon Department of Forestry, focused on “Urban Forestry Strategies: Linking People & Landscapes.” Each speaker’s presentation shed light on the connections between trees and human health. Learn More

  • Trees need Water

Trees need water

Regardless of the method you use to get more water to your valuable trees, plan on doing it once a month from about mid-June through September. Read More  

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2013 Portland Tree Climbing Competitions Are Coming!

The Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture is pleased to host the Portland Regional Tree Climbing Competitions. This educational event and skills competition is an excellent way for climbers of all skill levels to learn the latest in safety and climbing techniques. Beginning and experienced climbers are encouraged to participate. Climbers participate