Wind Loading in Trees

By Mark Mortensen, ISA Certified Arborist, RM-1002A Two other common requests are to thin a tree out excessively to minimizing the likelihood of broken limbs from high winds, or to raise the canopy on spruce or pine trees. Again, like the snow loading in trees, if this request is fulfilled and the tree is excessively…

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“Lacka Rootis” – Most Plant Problems can be Attributed to an Inferior or Lacking Root System

By Mark Mortensen, ISA Certified Arborist, RM-1002A Whether we are looking at trees or turf, most plant problems can be attributed to the soil which is not allowing sufficient root development to support the top health of the plant.  Most insect and disease problems are the result of environmental stress.  If we can improve the…

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