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What You Should Know About Why Trees Fail

 


Has a certain tree been worrying you lately? Residential and urban trees provide numerous benefits, bTreeBartlettut sometimes trees decline and fail. As trees age, they become more susceptible to wood decay and other defects. Many old trees gradually fall apart before they decline and die. The first priority for arborists caring for older trees is evaluating their structural integrity and providing necessary remedial treatments to reduce the risk of branch, stem, and root failures. 

Learn how expert arborists evaluate a tree as they decide whether it can be saved or must be removed. Why Trees Fail is this week's #treechat topic! 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts Public Relations Director Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp. The live chat begins Tuesday, July 22, 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

Why Trees Fail – Hear about the external factors (environment, weather, insects) and tree factors (age, species) that can cause a tree to fail.

Visible Signs – Explore some of the visual signs that can help detect when a tree may fail.

Arborist Evaluations –Understand how arborists analyze and diagnose the health of a tree. 

Preventing Tree Fails – Discover what are some of the options arborists consider for trees that could potentially fail.

Determining Unreasonable Risk – Learn what risk factors arborists weigh to determine if a tree should remain or be removed.

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!


Benefits of Community Forests and Tree Campus USA

 

Tree Campus USA on Corona Tools TreechatVisit any college town in the US and it's hard to miss the amount of pride the entire community has in its school and town. From team banners and flags adorning neighborhood homes to the tree-lined streets that bring a sense of charm and history to the community. Trees play an active roll on college campuses and in their surrounding community. Through programs like Arbor Day's, Tree Campus USA®, colleges and universities around the country are establishing and sustaining healthy community forests that benefit everyone in the community.

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Join @CoronaTools and #treechat co-partner, Coe Roberts, social media specialist at Arbor Day Foundation@ArborDay for this week's topic, replanting our national forests. The live chat begins Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This 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

Tree Campus USA® Overview - Learn what the program is and who participates. 

The 5 Standards  - Discover what the 5 standards are that each college & university must do to participate in the program.

Program Benefits - Explore some of the many benefits of being a Tree Campus USA college or university

Success Stories Hear about some of the amazing things Tree Campus USA schools have done since the program began.

Get Involved - Understand what the process is to take part in Tree Campus USA in your own community

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.

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.

This topic is as hot as the fires destroying our trees and so important for people to learn about what's being done to replant our national forests.  It will be an hour packed with information and insight on why we should all be concerned about restoring them. Come and join us!

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!


Power of Volunteers in Urban Forestry

 

Corona Tools Treechat Tom MartinWhen was the last time you stopped to appreciate a tree in your community? Urban trees provide community members with numerous benefits.  But they also require additional care given the harsh conditions they are growing in.  Cities are rallying their community members to come out in force, and give back to the trees which give so much to each of us.  Through the power of volunteers, urban forests can flourish and it's our topic on #treechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Anthony Le, Program Coordinator at Alliance for CommunityTrees @Alliance4Trees. The live chat begins Tuesday, June 17, 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

Importance of Urban Forests - Discover why urban forests are vital for our communities and our well-being. 

Challenges With Urban Trees - Learn about the challenges urban trees face that can affect the overall health of the trees.

Community Volunteers - Understand why communities are reaching out to it members to help care for their trees. 

Volunteer Training Hear about ACTrees tree care training programs provided to communities throughout the country.

You Can Help - Explore ways you can get involved in your community by becoming a volunteer. 

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.

If you have ever asked yourself, "do people really sell stuff on social media" then this topic is for you!  It will be an hour packed with information and insight that you do not want to miss!

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!


Growing Your Tree Care Business with Social Selling

 

Corona Tools Treechat Tom MartinWhen you are promoting your brand or business, the cold calling can be the worst part of the job.  Forget the cold calls, why not tap into sales potential of social networks? Social selling is like cold calling, except the calls are warm and welcome because they are based on helping the prospect make a buying decision versus just trying to close a deal.

You can successfully combine social media and the science of propinquity to grow your business without ever making a single cold call, sending an unsolicited piece of direct mail, running advertising or using paid outbound marketing of any kind. Painlessly Prospecting on Social Networks is our topic on this special #treechat.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and special guest Tom Martin @TomMartin, speaker and author of "The Invisble Sale". The live chat begins Tuesday, June 10, 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

The State of Our National Forests - Discover why you need to be digital to get business from today’s Self Educating Consumer. 

Propinquity - Learn what it is and what does it have to do with growing your business.

Propinquity Strategy  - Understand how to define your Propinquity Points

Complete Your Sales Strategy Hear tips about integrating your offline & online marketing & sales.

Spread the Word - Explore how to use Day After Marketing to create Word-of-Mouth (online & offline). 

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.

If you have ever asked yourself, "do people really sell stuff on social media" then this topic is for you!  It will be an hour packed with information and insight that you do not want to miss!

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!


Replanting our National Forests

 

With the massive wild fires, and uncontrollable pests, weather related anomalies, our national forest have never been at greater risk of catastrophic decline. Our forests are in need of help as many areas have been so severely burned and millions of acres have been destroyed.  Besides their beauty, these forests provide wood for our homes, clean air and clean water for millions of American cities.   WATCH:> Arbor Day Foundation public sevice announcement video on Replanting Our National Forests.

These forests are our future and replanting them is critical and it's our topic on this week's #treechat!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #treechat co-partner, Coe Roberts, social media specialist at Arbor Day Foundation@ArborDay for this week's topic, replanting our national forests. The live chat begins Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 11 a.m. PST / 2 p.m. EST.  This 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

The State of Our National Forests - Discover the latest on the condition of our national forests in the wake of wild fires, pests and weather. 

Wild Fires Take Their Toll - Learn how wild fires get started and wipe out millions of our national forests each year.

Why Replanting Is Critical - Understand why reforestation is so important and affects us all

Replanting These Nationals Treasures Hear about the efforts it takes to to reforest our magnificent forests.

Replanting Programs Abroad - Explore Arbor Day Foundation's activities abroad and making reforestation a global effort. 

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.

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.

This topic is as hot as the fires destroying our trees and so important for people to learn about what's being done to replant our national forests.  It will be an hour packed with information and insight on why we should all be concerned about restoring them. Come and join us!

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!


The Race is on to Tree Care Industry Expo

 

TCI EXPO 2013 with datesIt's time to put the pedal to the metal and head out to Charlotte, NC for the 2013 TCI Expo, put onby TCIA. The world's largest tree care show and conference is just about set at the starting line with educational sessions, demontrations and equipment manufacturer displays that are dedicated to the advancement of the tree care industry!

Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, the TCIA , @VoiceofTreeCare for a great Q&A discussion on the upcoming conference to be held in Charlotte, November 14-16, 2103. The live chat begins 10/29/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

Education Sessions: Business, Safety & Arboriculture -  Hear about the very comprehensive offering with some earning CEUs

TCI Expo Welcome Reception:  At the NASCAR Hall of Fame this year with @HollywoodJeff keynote

75th TCIA Museum: Learn about TCIA & industry history at this one of a kind museum

TCIA Membership: Save at the TCIEXPO - from registration to product discounts!

New Regional Outreach Coordinators:  Meet the new team that has been hard at work to build our community throughout the country

Lotsgoing on this year that you do not want to miss so come join us!  It's easy to join the conversation on our Twubs treechat. Even if you aren't on Twitter you can still see the conversation and click on the links and resources.  If you do miss the chat, you can still access the #treechat Storify 24/7 that will be posted following the chat. The transcript includes all the information and links shared during the discussion.

Come share with us on this great event and we look forward to sharing with you on the live #treechat!

Partners in Community Forestry Conference on Treechat

 

describe the imageThere are a lot of benefits to trees in urban landscapes.  They increase property value, reduce crime, provide shade and reduce energy costs.  With so many benefits, it makes you wonder why we don't have more urban forests that we would all benefit from.  It's just one of the topics that will be discussed at the 2013 Partners in Community Forestry National Conference.

Join @CoronaTools and our guest host, the Arbor Day Foundation, @ArborDay for a great Q&A discussion on the upcoming conference to be held in Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-7, 2103. The live chat begins 9/10/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

Conference Overview - Learn about the Partners in Community Forestry coming together to further advance urban forestry

Attending the Conference - A look at who attends and the event each year

Confernce Presentations - Review keynote presentations and topics that will be covered during the conference

Conference Highlights - Among the great presentations and tours on tap, check some of the hightlights in-store for attendees

Event Tweetup - Get the latest info on the special #landscapechat tweetup on 11/6 to bring the event to our community

PCF on Corona Tools If you are actively involved in the developing, planting or maintaing urban trees you should definitely check out this conference.  It's easy to join the conversation on our Twubs treechat.  Even if you aren't on Twitter you can still see the conversation and click on the links and resources.

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

Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat!



Phytophthora - Coming to Trees Near You?

 

cherry tree crown PhytophthoraHealthy, mature trees provide many benefits to residential and public spaces, season after season. They provide summer shade, fall color to your landscape and improve your property’s value. Now imagine your landscape with a beautiful tree, that seemingly overnight, turns into the one you see pictured here.

Phytophthora can wreck havoc on a tree and without detection and treatment can lead to your beloved tree’s demise.  This week on #treechat, Jason Miller aka @DendriticCare, will join us and share a bit about this serious soil-borne disease. As a Registered Consulting Arborist and ISA board-certified master arborist, Jason takes a look at the disease and its affect on trees.  From detection to treatment, he’ll help shed some light on this growing problem affecting healthy trees.

The live chat begins 8/13/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together each week with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Topic Discussion Overview

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

Detection – understand the signs a tree has been affected with Phytophthora

Prevention – review the steps homeowners and property managers can take to help prevent infection

Treatment – learn about effective treatment plans and options

Bring your questions and chat with the tree expert to help protect your trees health!

Participating on Treechat

Joining treechat is easy for anyone on Twitter to join! Just follow the conversation over and tweet from our new Twubs #treechat. Come share with us on this great topic and we look forward to sharing with you on the live chat! If you miss the live chat, you can still access the transcript on Corona Tools' Storify. It will be posted following the chat and includes all the information, links and resources shared during the discussion so you don't miss a thing!

Already have questions about the topic? Share with us in the comments below then join us for the live chat!

Image of cherry tree infected with Phytophthora courtesy of Jason Miller, Tree Resolutions

 

 

Future of Arboriculture in the Green Age on #treechat

 

solartreedesign 1Have you ever noticed when you see those artist renderings of the future, everything is pretty and green, the sky is blue and it just gives the feeling of Utopia? Well, as you look outside your window, reality often paints a different picture off smog filled skies, drought-sticken vegitation, weird weather patterns and climatic changes.  Humans still generate more carbon than the atmoshere can handle.

For tree care professionals, there is a balance between planting and caring for trees that help the environment while still being green in the process.  This week on #treechat, Nicholas Crawford aka @BullMeister, studied and practicing arborist, will be painting the picture of what arboritculture may look like in the future.  Everything from tools, pest management to recycling debris, he'll open his chystal ball and share his views on this relevant topic.

The live chat begins 8/6/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together each week with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Topic Discussion Overview

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

Future of Arborist Tools - Discover what Nicholas sees as the arborist tools of the future to help "green" the industry and environment

Controlling Pest - Chemicals and organic solutions, learn what pest management may look like in the future

Debris Disposal - Discuss ways of recycling tree debris in the green environment

Bring your questions, thoughts and ideas and join Nicholas for his introspective look at the future of arboriculture in the green era!

Participating on Treechat

Joining treechat is easy for anyone on Twitter to join!  Just follow the conversation over and tweet from our new Twubs #treechat.

Come share with us on this great topic and we look forward to sharing with you on the live chat! If you miss the live chat, you can still access the transscript on Corona Tools' Storify. It will be posted following the chat and includes all the information, links and resources shared during the discussion so you don't miss a thing!

Already have an opinion about the topic? Tell us what you think in the comments below then join us for the live chat!

Podcasting for Tree Care and Green Industry on #treechat

 

podcast iconOn this week’s #treechat we are gearing up for what looks like an exciting chat topic. We’re getting social this week for #SocialTuesday with an otherwise overlooked opportunity in digital media.  As a business owner or professional organization in tree care or green industry, it’s getting harder to get someone’s attention.  It’s like you’re trying to get your message out there and your audience is a moving target. They’re busy and constantly on the go.  There’s email and social networks to help amplify your voice but you have to hope they hear you. What if, your audience sought YOU out?  And wanted to listen to your message?

Podcasting is hardly a new form of digital media but this form of communication is still in its infancy!  It's set to take off as the most accessed communications tool in 2014.   We’ll be discussing podcasting with our guest host, Chris VanCleave aka @RedneckRosarian, moderator and host of #rosechat  and Rose Chat Radio on Blog Talk Radio Network.  The live chat begins 7/16/13 at 11AM PST via Twitter, where we come together with industry experts and fellow tree tweeps each week to discuss all things related to trees and tree care, since 2010!

Topic Discussion Overview

Some of the main discussion points that will be covered during the live chat include;

  • Podcasting 101 – learn some of basics for getting started and why you should
  • Tools of the Trade – understand what are the tools and resources you will need to create a successful podcast
  • Building Your Audience – if you make it doesn’t mean they will come…gain some insight into growing your subscriber’s list
  • Podcast Dos & Don’ts  - discover what works and what doesn’t before planning out your podcast
  • Win Podcast Help – ready to get started but not sure where to start?  Why not ask the expert during the chat?  Chris also offered to consult with the most active participant during the chat!

Participating on Treechat

PodcastWithHeadPhones 273x300If you’ve ever thought about doing podcasting and never knew where to start, this is a great opportunity to learn more from an expert!  Just follow the conversation over and tweet from our new Twubs #treechat. Come share with us on this great topic and look forward to sharing with you on the live chat! We hope you will join us for the live chat, however if you do miss it, you can still access on Corona Tools' Storify. It will be posted following the chat and includes all the information, links and resources shared during the discussion so you don't miss a thing!

Who knows, after sitting in on the chat you may be inspired to start your own podcast channel.  And start reaching your audience and customers virtually anywhere any where they go.  On the computer, on smart devices, or in their car…it’s like having YOU on demand 24/7! Do you have an opinion already about the topic? Tell us what you think in the comments below!

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