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Maintenance Pruning of “The Senator” Live Oak

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The following is a letter we wrote to a local arborist who is learning proper tree maintenance and was given the job to prune one of St. Augustine’s largest, oldest trees:

Dear JD:

At your request Danny Lippi, an Share

Palm Bronzing Disease Seminar at UF

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Chuck and Danny attended the full-day seminar on Sept. 27, 2018 at the University of Florida Research and Education Center in Ft. Lauderdale covering new information on Palm Bronzing Disease formerly known as Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD), an important disease that affects many palm species including our native sabal palm.

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The Landscape Below Ground Conference

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Chuck and Danny attended the 3-day conference The Landscape Below Ground at the Morton Arboretum near Chicago on Oct. 15-17, 2018, The conference featuring speakers from many different counties covered in depth issues relating to tree roots and soil.

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Veteran Tree Preservation in Ecuadorian Highlands

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October 21, 2018

I visited the historic tree known as El Lechero (Sapium glandulosum) located on a hill 9,340 ft. (2,847 m.) above sea level overlooking Otavalo in northern Ecuador. The tree has been an important ceremonial tree for the indigenous community of Pucará Alto and the greater indigenous population of Otavalo for many generations. Otavalo is well-known for its Indian market and the high quality, hand-made weavings and textiles produced there. El Lechero is also a significant tourist stop for ...

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Volunteer work on Maltby Oak

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Danny and Chuck worked alongside Jeb Teuton, owner of A Cut Above Tree Service, to rejuvenate the historical Maltby Oak on the Putnam County courthouse grounds in Palatka on November 17, 2017. The work included dead branch removal, root crown excavation, soil decompaction with an Air Spade (air excavation tool), paclobutrazol growth regulator root enhancer, mulch and reattaching the lightning protection. All work was contributed. The Putnam County Master Gardeners contnributed funds for the paclobutrazol.

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American Society of Consulting Arborists

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Chuck and Danny attended a 3 ½ day arboricultural conference near Portland, Oregon on November 28 through December 2, 2017.  The conference was given by the American Society of Consulting Arborists.

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