If you’re involved in the world of trees and horticulture, you may have heard the word ‘food forest’ tossed around recently. Many areas of the country, including 134 locations in New Jersey, are considered ‘food deserts’ – places where at least 30% of the population is one mile or more away from a supermarket or place to purchase fresh food. Food forests have become increasingly popular as a solution to food deserts and insecurity, and come with a slew of environmental benefits as well. So, what exactly is a food forest? Read on to find out!Read more
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Summer is here, and if you maintain fruit trees, now is the time to enjoy the “fruits” of your labor! The warm weather brings certain tasks that are critical to tree health and care. We hope that you will find this task list helpful as you watch your fruit trees grow.Read more
Tree crimes part two covers weed-wacker damage, forgetful tree planters and stakers, tree topping, and one crime that may not be a crime. If you would like to prevent tree crimes, please hire caring landscapers & tree planters with experience!
It is so easy to find tree crimes on any given day in New Jersey. Here are just a few that we have come across over the years. It is unfortunate that we have so many landscapers that do not take the time to learn the proper way to plant, mulch and maintain our community forest. We hope that will continue to change with NJ’s licensing bill that requires tree care companies to have a Licensed Tree Expert on staff, follow ANSI guidelines, and continue to learn the proper techniques for tree care.Read more