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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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The Use of Root Barriers to Protect Infrastructure from 
Roots

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Root barriers have been around for many years. In theory a properly placed root barrier will hold back or redirect root growth. Often root barriers are used to keep roots from growing under sidewalks or other infrastructure.

There are three basic types of root barriers:1

1. root traps or screens — these consist of screens, welded fiber sheets and woven fabrics . The holes should be large enough to allow the root tip to grow through but strong enough to strangle and ...

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