The Shade Tree Newsletter
Volume 90, Issues 11 & 12
BULLETIN OF THE NEW JERSEY SHADE TREE FEDERATION
Editor: Richard S. Wolowicz
Executive Director: Donna Massa
ISSN # 0037-3133
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January-February 2017 — Issues 1 & 2 (pages 1-16)
March-April 2017 — Issues 3 & 4 (pages 17-32)
May-June 2017 — Issues 5 & 6 (pages 33-48)
July-August 2017 — Issues 7 & 8 (pages 49-64)
September-October 2017 — Issues 9 & 10 (pages 65-80)
November-December 2017 — Issues 11 & 12 (pages 81-96)
For the complete 2017 Index with links to all articles in the above Issues, click here.
THANKS TO OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS
The Executive Board and Directors of the New Jersey Shade Tree Federation wish to thank everyone for their support over the past year. Best Wishes are being extended for a Happy Holiday Season. May the New Year be healthy, happy and prosperous to each and every one of you !
WILLIAM J. PORTER AWARD OF APPRECIATION
Each year the NJ Shade Tree Federation awards the William J. Porter Award of Appreciation to an individual who has given much of his/her time to support the mission of the Federation. This year's recipient is William Brash.
Bill is a man that works very hard for the tree industry and does so with little accolades. Since 1998, he has been a member of the NJ Community Forestry Council and currently serves as Chair. He sits on the Shade Tree Commission in Freehold Township. He was instrumental in the implementation and successful completion of a very large No Net Loss project in Robbinsville, New Jersey.…read more
LTE PAGE: DECAY CAN CAUSE HAZARDOUS DEFECTS IN TREES
Tree failure is a major cause of residential property damage, as well as the leading cause of power outages nationwide. An ice storm can overload all the branches on a tree, a hurricane or high wind can blow down a tree if its roots are compromised, or a cracked tree can fail under its own weight.
"Homeowners worried about trees falling and damaging property should call a professional arborist for an on-site inspection," advises Tchukki Andersen, staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association.
Andersen notes that trees are designed to withstand most storms, but all trees can fail — and defective trees fail sooner than healthy trees.… read more
BIOPESTICIDES ARE WORKING TO CONTROL GYPSY MOTHS
By Marcia Anderson
The gypsy moth is one of 14 insects identified by the World Conservation Union in its recently released list of the 100 World's Worst Invasive Alien Species. For over a century, the gypsy moth has earned its reputation as one of the most notorious pests of hardwood trees in the eastern United States. It has been slowly moving south and west, into VA, NC and MI, defoliating a million or more forested acres each year and killing or weakening trees that are defoliated in consecutive years.… read more
HOW TREE ROOTS AFFECT SOIL
SFS Gate Home Guides
The trees in our yard improve our quality of life. They beautify the landscape, give us shade from the sun, produce oxygen and invite birds to our property. Some trees produce edible fruit and others lace the air with the intoxicating aroma of flowers. The roots of a tree typically extend underground beyond the canopy of the tree. Naturally, these roots can affect the surrounding soil in both positive and negative ways.… read more