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Tree Care Industry
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What does a whole tree weigh? This one came to about 20,000 pounds. Courtesy of John Ball.
mature oak or elm about 60 feet tall may
a negative effect on taper and make the
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Staff from Lucas Tree Expert Company perform an aerial lift inspection. It is important that the maintenance team train the lift operators what to look for on a daily
tedly small sample size, a review of the
Operator fl ying the boom, doing it all right: Truck is set up properly, two wheel chocks down, outrigger pads placed, TTC (temporary traffi c control) established and
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traverses the way it\U2019s supposed to. I can
Visually inspect the lower boom hydraulic cylinder pin mounting bolts daily.
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Photo 1: Nutrient cycle of the soil ecosystem requires plant life and soil life. All photos by S. McNeill, McNeill\U2019s Tree Service.
as it appears to be cropping up more and
fl uctuating matter are huge: increase in
erally improve soil fertility. Humic acids
a sighting of the striking fruiting body of
This Phellinus species is common on live oak,
Image 1: Orange line indicates specifi ed reduction of the outside of the crown. All photos courtesy of the author.
Image 2: Conks of Meripilus giganteus should be a cause for concern.
6 feet from the trunk, and remove soil up
Image 5: Maid Marion broke where it was weakened by branch amputation, and lies on her overextended
from my 20 years of experience studying
Tree Climbers, Louisville, KY
Experienced Bucket Truck Operator/Climbers,
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Shane D. Moore, 54, of Volney, was on
tree stump when they arrived. He was tak-
ladders, harnesses and other equipment,
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