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Tree Volunteers with ACTrees and Corona Tools

 

ACTrees New York   Volunteer Tree CareTree care is important to a healthy urban forest. Community volunteers from coast to coast, led by ACTrees, can strengthen community bonds and help spread the importance and knowledge of how to care for trees. In October, ACTrees invites you to be part of the special 10th Anniversary of National  NeighborWoods® Month this October. Register your events, volunteer in your area, or donate to support community trees. An ACTrees supporter will match donations made in honor of the 10th Anniversary, so donate now to double the impact! Learn more and ask questions on #Treechat. 

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Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner and ACTrees  Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees, along with Allison Paisner, Public Policy student at GWU, and #Treechat Intern.  The live chat begins Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

Challenges that face Urban Forests

How Volunteer Advocates can solidify community support for their trees 

Volunteerism can bridge the shortfall left by municipal budgets 

ISA Credits can be offered to attract more people to local programs 

Volunteer Pruning Program Essentials webcast with @TreesNewYork & @TreePeople_org  

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Herbal Groundcovers with Corona Tools and #Herbchat

 

Herbal Ground Cover ThymeGround covers are used to solve many different landscaping challenges. They carpet areas in a formal ­garden; cover steep banks thus replacing lawn mower hazards; fill areas too shady, wet, or arid for other plants, and/or provide lower maintenance in difficult-to-maintain areas. Many perennial herbs are among the hundreds of plants that can serve as ground covers. Many of these are not only problem solvers but fragrant and beautiful plants in their own right.
Focusing on ALL THINGS HERB, #Herbchat on Twitter appears every Thursday at 2 pm ET

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Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, #Herbchat with Horticulturist and Garden Writer Geri Laufer @gardengeri for this week's topic, Organic Fruits and Berries. The live chat begins Monday, Septembe 29, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Key Takeaways:

Groundcovers as problem solvers

Creeping herbs - colorful and fragrant

Herbal Ground Covers for Sun and Shade

Beyond thyme; herb ground covers for shade

Varying heights of herbal groundcovers

 

 

 

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Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

photo courtesy of #Herbchat http://www.Twitter.com/herbchat Copyright Geri Laufer

Xeriscaping w Corona Tools, Denver Water, and Lawn + Landscape

 

xeriscape on corona tools landscapechatWith the continuing drought, Xeriscaping is receiving more attention. Xeriscaping is a landscaping method developed especially for arid and semiarid climates that utilizes water-conserving techniques (as the use of drought-tolerant plants, mulch, and efficient irrigation). Freedom from supplemental irrigation water is key to this type of landscape. Native and other drought tolerant plantings are included, along with water conservation techniques to eliminate evaporation and run off. Contribute your ideas, and ask the experts on this Twitter chat!   

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Join @CoronaTools and partner Lawn and Landscape Magazine with Host Brian Horn, managing editor at Lawn and Landscape, and Guest Host Travis Thompson Sr., Media Coordinator at Denver Water (@DenverWater) for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, October 1 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

Key Takeaways from the chat:

What is Xeriscape? 
History of Xeriscape? 
Causal factors for landscape change - Role of the water utilities, a look at where landscape change is headed 
Xeriscape Programs - available rograms for landscape contractors, residents and HOAs 
Xeriscape Resources - what's on tap for Irrigation Show 2014 and other available resources 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of SDCWA 

Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems - Ewing Irrigation, Corona Tools

 

Sprinkler EwingIrrigation[small]Does your irrigation system give you fits? Let Ewing Irrigation help Troubleshoot on #Landscapechat. Ewing provides landscape, irrigation and golf course professionals with the supplies they need to create healthy, sustainable environments. Founded in 1922 as an irrigation distributor, Ewing's breadth of products has evolved to include water management solutions, agronomic supplies, landscape lighting, water features, hardscape and erosion control.  Ewing Irrigation will also share information about their new training classes on irrigation, landscape enhancements, and more.  

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner Ewing Irrigation with Director of Education Jeffrey Knight and Social Media & Digital Strategist Laurie Ory tweeting as @EwingIrrigation  for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, September 24 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways for Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems: 

Signs of irrigation system issues - tell-tale indicators to watch for

Common problems - learn which are the top 3-5 challenges 

Fix-it tips - for do it yourselfers

When to call an irrigation professional -when is the problem is better handled by an expert?

Preparing irrigation systems for winter - Looking forward to fall and winter prep

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Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of SDCWA 

What You Need to Know About TCI Expo 2014

 

TCI Expo 2014 on Corona ToolsDuring this week's #Treechat, the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) @Voiceoftreecare is covering the 2014 TCI Expo coming up November 13-15 in Hartford, CT, billed as the World's Largest Tree Care Show and Conference on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Chat partner TCIA  @VoiceOfTreeCare  will also participate. The live chat begins Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Overview of TCI Expo - Hear what the largest tree care show is all about

What's New for TCI Expo 2014 - Discuss what TCIA has in store for this year's event

Presentations On Tap - Get the inside scoop on this year's keynotes and topics of discussion during the expo.

Tree Care Products On Display - Hear about the displays in the main exhibit area displaying tree care products and live tree care demonstrations.

 

Registration and Resources - Get the links to register for this great event and resources for travel and what to do while at the expo! 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Barrier Plantings with AHS and Corona Tools

 


Opuntia engelmannii resized 600Living barriers made of thorny or spikey plants become silent guardians of landscapes that are enclosed this way. In #Plantchat, we'll discuss the use of spikey solutions to reroute traffic patterns, and some examples of living obstacles that will help to prevent intruders and keep passers-by on designated walkways. See the AHS article, Beautiful Barriers, for the inside scoop!

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Join @CoronaTools and #Plantchat co-partner, American Horticultural Society Digital Communications Manager Charlotte Germane @AHS_Gardening  for this week's topic, Organic Fruits and Berries. The live chat begins Monday, Septembe 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

Thorny Barriers - reroute garden "jaywalkers" 

Protect the Perimeter - deter intruders

Blocking Danger Zones - protect people from ditches and steep slopes

Cautions - keep thorns away from small children and pets

Join the Conversation

Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

photo courtesy of Wildflower.org 

Organic Fruits + Berries with Rodale Institute and Corona Tools

 

RodaleInstituteBerries resized 600Fruits and berries freshly picked from the garden taste even better when there is no pesticide residue on them! Many small fruits like strawberries produce a heavy yield in a small area. Bush fruits like blueberries and raspberries produce reliably year after year. Dwarf and Columnar fruit trees can also find a place in even the smallest gardens. This week #Plantchat covers growing berries and fruits organically. 

Learn how to extend the season with early and late varieties, how to control pests before they become a problem, and how to keep the soil fertile and restore Nature's balance.  

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Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Aaron Kinsman of Rodale Institute @RodaleInstitute for this week's topic, Organic Fruits and Berries. The live chat begins Monday, Septembe 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview  

RodaleInstiteFruitBerriesRaspberries resized 600Organic Growing -Organic fruits and berries can tricky to grow successfully, but it’s worth it!

Most Important - 3 most important things about growing fruits and berries organically?  Compost, compost & compost! 

Restore Nature's Balance - Restore balance to natural cycles to reduce pest and weed pressures.  Pesticides and herbicides only disrupt the cycle further.

 Integrated Pest Management - IPM is a good first step toward a more environmentally friendly agriculture, but producing organic tree fruits in the Northeast is certainly not impossible. In fact, Rodale Institute has been growing organic apples for more than 30 years.

Relative Pest Populations - In the Northeast, we face twice as many fruit growing diseases as the West Coast. We have more than 60 insect pests to combat, many of which our West Coast friends have never even seen.

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Plantchat logo on Corona Tools

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

photos courtesy of Rodale Institute

Trees At 9/11 Memorial with Bartlett Trees and Corona Tools

 


BartlettTreeExperts Sept 11 Memorial resized 600The 13th anniversary of September 11 was commemorated this month, and our thoughts are once again with all those who lost loved ones on that tragic morning. We look back and remember the names, faces, and lives of the men, women, and children who were killed, and look for ways to ensure that each and every one of them is not forgotten. One of these ways is the planting of trees. 

BartlettTreeExperts Sept11TreesAtMemorial resized 600Trees symbolize immense and enduring strength as they stretch from the earth to the sky, offering protection under their spreading boughs. Trees have been planted to surround the 9-11 Museum, open during this year's anniversary or the first time. Bartlett Tree Experts and Corona Tools invite you to join us in remembering September 11 and all that this day means with a discussion of the trees planted around the memorial. Join us for this moving topic on #Treechat. 

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Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts with Marketing Manager Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp The live chat begins Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST. This is the Twitter chat were we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Discussion Overview

Memorial Trees - Hear the story of the trees that beautify the National 9/11 Memorial. 

Learn about their care – which began long before they arrived at the site in 2010 – and the unique challenges of working at this site. 

Photos bring the Memorial Trees to Life -See some amazing photos and videos of the trees at the Memorial.

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Corona Tools Treechat

Join us for this information-rich topic live on Twitter! Just sign in, search for #treechat and tweet using the hashtag. You're tweets will appear in the live tweet stream and you will be part of the conversation.  Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the treechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live chat, you can still access the complete Storify transcript, available 24/7 following the live chat.  It includes include all the information and links shared during the discussion.

About Treechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now treechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!


Drought and Conservation with SDCWA and Corona Tools

 

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As California's "once in a generation" drought continues, reservoir water and groundwater reserves are at record lows. Will the tropical moisture streaming from Hurricane Norbert bring much needed rainfall this week? Will it help? 

San Diego County Water Authority offers educational programs to help build awareness of important water issues. By teaching children about our local water resources, our programs help instill a knowledge and appreciation of this natural resource and foster an understanding of the need to protect our environment and use water wisely. For more than 30 years, the school education program has been a core component of the Water Authority’s community outreach efforts. 

SDCWA ThisisSeriousAD 9 10 14 resized 600SDCWA also offers Adult and Community Education. The Speakers' Bureau is a free service to the community with topics such as water reliability, water transfers, legislation, and construction projects. 

 You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and partner San Diego County Water Authority's Conservation Program Manager Jeff Stephenson tweeting as @SDCWA for #Landscapechat on Wednesday, September 10 at 11 a.m. P.T.or 2 p.m. ET. This is the Twitter chat where we come together with green industry experts and fellow landscape tweeps, each week to discuss all things related to landscape, since 2011.

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #Landscapechat find out more answers to these 5 key takeaways:

Simple Explanations: How do water agencies work? 
Locating Resources: Where do water agencies get their water? 
Implications: What does the drought mean to San Diego County? 
Restrictions: What are some of the mandatory restrictions in place? 
Programming: What are some of the programs SDCWA has in place to promote conservation? 

Join the Conversation

Corona Tools Landscapechat

Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #landscapechat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hashtag to all your tweets or join us in the landscapechat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Landscapechat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now landscapechat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

Safety meeting photo courtesy of SDCWA 

Favorite Fall Plants with Proven Winners and Corona Tools

 

ScarletBrocadeSedum PW FallWhat are some of your favorite fall-flowering plants? Why is autumn such a good time to plant? Pry yourself away from the latest football game and join us on Twitter for #Plantchat

Plants with several seasons of interest are best, especially for small gardens where every square inch counts! Warm soils mean faster root growth, and late fall soils (after the hot summer sun) have warmer temperatures than in spring (after the cold winter snows and rains). And if your perennial or deciduous ornamental shrub drops its leaves, there is less chance that it will dry out while it is rooting in place. Soils are easier to work in fall, and plants that are planted in the autumn are larger and better grown next spring, having picked up another whole season of growth. 

Don't miss some of our fall-flowering or fall-fruiting favorites, such as Scarlet Brocade Sedum or Stonecrop, pictured. Get tips and hints from the team at Proven Winners on #Plantchat!

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Join @CoronaTools and #plantchat co-partner, Stacey Hirvala, Jane Beggs-Joles and Shannon Springer representing Proven Winners @Proven_Winners on this week's topic, Favorite Fall Plants. The live chat begins Monday, September 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST, were we come together with green industry experts and fellow horticultural tweeps each week to discuss all things related to plants and horticulture, since 2014.

Discussion Overview 

Fall is such a great time in the garden, it would be a shame to  miss the chance to make it as fabulous as summer.

Many plants wait until fall to bloom, providing late season interest

Ornamental interest Several other plants have renewed interest in fall in the form of rebloom, fruit, or foliage

Late Season Fragrance Fall is not thought of as a time for fragrance, but several plants contribute late season fragrance

"Fall is for Planting" Campaign Fall is a great time for planting, with a few notable exceptions 

 

 

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Don’t miss out on this exciting topic and join the conversation via Twitter. Just sign into #plantchat with your Twitter ID and you can follow the conversation and share with the community. Be sure to add the hastag to all your tweets or join us in the plantchat room on Tweetchat.  They will automatically add it for you and it's easy to watch the conversation as it happens!

If you do miss the live event, you can still access the Storify recap, accessible 24/7 that will be posted following the live chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion. 

About Plantchat

Connect and share with the green industry leaders live on Twitter and 24/7 to learn and share about hot topics in the green industry. Now plantchat is part of the Green Industry Leaders Network (GILN) presented by Corona and its partners.  We are an alliance of professional organizations who are advancing the horticulture, tree care, and landscaping industries.  Register now to get weekly updates of upcoming chats, links to transcripts, chat reminders and more!  Register now on the GILN website!

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