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.
A recently released Health Hazard Evaluation Report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is raising awareness of the risks of working in extreme heat. The report, which is based on an evaluation of heat stress at a national park, provides recommendations that can be applied to other worksites where extreme heat may be a factor.
Does your tree care company have an outstanding safety program? Or perhaps one of your crew members goes above and beyond to promote jobsite safety? Consider submitting to the TCIA Safety Awards, which recognize tree care professionals and companies who are committed to professional safety practices in the workplace.
Sidewalk repairs doomed over 3,000 trees that were toppled by strong winds and storms last June, prompting recommendations to prevent such a massive treefall during future storms, according to an article published by the Star Tribune.
Trees located near sidewalks in Minneapolis’ boulevards that underwent reconstruction in the past five years were twice as likely to fall over as those near sidewalks with no repairs.This happened because sidewalk or street repairs can damage some of the tree's strongest roots, the article asserts.
The president of a La Mesa-based business that buys and renovates houses pleaded not guilty Wednesday to several criminal charges, including violating safety standards, stemming from a fatal tree-trimming accident last year, according to a report on CBS8.com.
A series of severe storms has been raging through parts of the Midwest, South and Eastern United States since Sunday. The violent weather stretched from Iowa and Oklahoma to states across the south, including deadly tornadoes in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. Due to ongoing heavy rain, flash flood watches have been issued from Northern Florida up to New England. As residents recover from these events, the U.S.