Due to Hurricane Odile, which came ashore at Los Cabos in Baja California on Sunday and Monday, September 14-15, the Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Golf Resort & Spa (site of WMC 2015) has sustained damage. The resort is currently closed while work is done to restore the property and although it is too soon to determine exactly when the hotel will be fully operational, they expect to re-open by November 1.
The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) will host a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 6:30 p.m. to address the implications surrounding the recent discovery of the invasive wood-boring Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Suffolk County. The meeting will be held at the Arnold Arboretum Visitors Center (Hunnewell Building).
North Fulton, GA - Each year the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce selects one person from the North Fulton Business Community as small business person of the year. This year Kevin Caldwell, owner of TCIA member company Caldwell Tree Care, was one of the four finalist selected for this prestigious award.
Earlier this month, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture announced the quarantine of four additional Pennsylvania counties because of the detection of Thousand Cankers Disease.
The affected counties are Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia. The disease was found in fields with black walnut trees in Franklin, London Britain, and Lower Oxford townships in Chester County. Samples were verified by the state and federal departments of agriculture.
Scott Prophett, an International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Certified Arborist®, president and lead instructor at North American Training Solutions in Loganville, Georgia, is this year’s recipient of the International Society of Arboriculture’s (ISA) Award of Achievement. The award recognizes ISA members for outstanding work in advancing the cause of arboriculture.
PONTIAC, Mich. – Asphalt Specialists Inc. has been found in violation of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration for wrongfully terminating a foreman and two truck drivers. They had raised safety concerns after being directed to violate U.S. Department of Transportation mandated hours of service for commercial truck drivers.
In the first broad-scale estimate of air pollution removal by trees nationwide,U.S. Forest Service scientists and collaborators calculated that trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidences of acute respiratory symptoms.
TCIA Crown PACT Partner Bandit Industries' website has been updated. A new blog, along with live feeds from the company's Facebook and Twitter accounts, now share space on the home page at www.banditchippers.com.
These improvements offer visitors to the chipper manufacturer's website the ability to see live social media updates, and interact directly with the company – all from a single online location.
The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and the Department of Agricultural Resources (DAR) announced Wednesday that the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has been detected in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The destructive beetle was detected in a trap at the Arnold Arboretum on July 16, 2014, and was confirmed by federal officials on July 18. Suffolk County is the third county in the Commonwealth to have a confirmed detection of EAB.