Live Oaks are semi-evergreen; so, why am I writing about fall color on a live oak? Sometimes live oaks will produce fall color. But, usually not in the fall. When it happens it’s in the winter. I was somewhere between Hamilton Pool and Johnson City driving between jobs when I ran across these shining examples.
The City of Austin has been planning for some time now to do a major restoration to Waller creek. If you are not familiar with this creek, it is one of the major tributaries that funnel into Lady Bird Lake on the east side of downtown, mostly along Red River, just west of IH-35. Waterloo Park is the main city park where you can check out the creek.
Continue reading The Waller Creek Project
Back in October we did a 4 day company training event. Jose Mercado of Mercado Horticultural Training Service came down from California as our instructor. Jose is an ISA Certified Arborist and Certified Tree Worker, and he is bilingual.
- http://bestc.am/muiK6 Unidentified fungus. See this a lot on live oaks that have a portion of trunk abruptly die. This one had girdling root #
- http://bestc.am/jV6Ua Needed a concrete pier near this tree, so we used airspade to look for tree roots before construction workers dig. #
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Primitive people or modern monkeys? Come to Go Valle Park in Austin on May 28, 29 and 30 to find out for yourself.
Seriously, the best tree workers from around the state will be gathering to share climbing techniques and see how their skills match up. The winner of this chapter events wins a slew of prizes included a paid trip to the international competition being help in Rhode Island this year.This is one the the biggest events of the year for the Texas chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The ISA is the organization responsible for certifying arborists.
Continue reading Texas tree climbing competition in Austin, May 28-30, 2009