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Clean Consistent Citations We all know what citations are. The Yelps, the Home Advisors, the BBB’s. Over the the last year even, these have doubled in importance for Google ranking factors. In 2010 Google came out and said “Blogs are good, everyone should have a blog!”. And that’s indeed what we did.  But on second …

      Getting To Know Your First Responders We are all familiar with the OSHA and ANSI standards because we are responsible and compliant professionals. If we weren’t we probably wouldn’t be members of the MAC-ISA and therefore would not be reading this article. Let us be honest. Many of us have small businesses …

With the novel Fall Factor, I really wanted to tell three stories.  First, the trials and tribulations of family run businesses, especially tree businesses.  I grew up in arboriculture.  My father never owned a tree business, but working for one consumed his time through the 70’s and 80’s. His devotion to the care and study …

The right tree transforms a bland yard into one with character. But the wrong tree also makes a lasting impression, waving a red flag in front of the eyes of potential buyers. An unpruned tree is an eyesore, a diseased tree sends a message of neglect and a large tree too close to a house …

Most modern training steers the operator towards two-handed rather than one-handed chainsaw use at all times. However, in the real world this is not always desirable or even possible without a complete change in your plan of attack. The situation is further confused by the fact that top-handle saws lend themselves well to one-handed use …

Beech Tree Leaf Disease – No Known Cause Ref: 161609  0530 The American Beech Tree has a new very serious disease, which was found in 2012 in North-East Ohio, and is expanding in Ohio counties and beyond. This includes the counties of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, and Portage, as well as New York and Pennsylvania. …

Small Business Top 6 Tasks Your Small Business Should Definitely Automate by Rachel Bailey February 18, 2016 Follow @rachelb414 Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn 0 88 SHARES What if you were suddenly gifted one extra hour each day to focus on actual revenue-generating tasks for your small business? What would you do with that time?   “Most …

Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Arborist Andy Orin 2/08/16 Like any living thing, trees need care and maintenance, especially when they’re in an urban environment where falling branches cause problems. So who do you send to climb hundreds of feet into the air with a chainsaw? An arborist like Mark Chisholm. Mark has …

REGENERATING HOLLOW TREES FOR LIFE Guy Meilleur, guy@historictreecare.com   Dormant buds on this Corymbia intermedia, pink bloodwood, are sprouting at a growth point, or “node”, after the end was reduced.  The sprouts on the left are withering due to shade.  The sprouts on the right harvest sunlight, form buttresses, and transition from epicormic to endocormic.  …