Subscribe by Email

Your email:

Browse by Tag

Welcome to the Corona Blog!

Current Articles | RSS Feed RSS Feed

Tree Inventory with Bartlett Trees and Corona Tools

 


Bartlett TreeInventory DataCollection resized 600On #Treechat this week, Bartlett Tree Experts will discuss the use of Tree Inventories with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for managing the Urban Tree Canopy (UTC). This asset management software improves efficiency, yields information on existing tree status and on planned sites, provides solid date that helps avoid budget cutbacks, and enables different organizations to understand their campuses and work together. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Treechat co-partner Bartlett Tree Experts Marketing Manager Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp along with Bartlett Inventory Solutions Manager Mike Sherwood. Mike is on Bartlett's Tree Inventory Team and has been doing tree inventories for more than 15 years! 

The live chat begins Tuesday, August 26, 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 Key Points 

Bartlett TreeInventory MapFilterOptions resized 600Tree inventory basics – Learn what a tree inventory is, who needs one and how it can be used to help guide property management decisions 

The challenges of property management – Understand the major challenges property managers face in maintaining trees and how a tree inventory can help

Technology and tree inventories – Discover how tree inventory data is collected and maintained, and find out the newest advancements in tree management

Case Studies – See sample tree inventories from real clients and hear about properties that have had an inventory conducted

Join 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.

Corona Tools Treechat

Tech topics are hot and important to help link volunteers and urban forests. It will be an hour packed with information and insight on new apps and technology and how to connect volunteers and trees. 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!

NeighborWoods® Month with ACTrees and Corona Tools

 

NeighborWoods10th color resized 600#Treechat celebrates Annual National NeighborWoods® Month with ACTrees to focus attention on the value of trees in our communities this October. Fall is a time when most of the country’s weather accommodates good tree-planting, though many people may not have tree-planting in mind.

On #Treechat this week, we will learn about participating in National NeighborWoods® Month by volunteering, hosting a local event, or donating to help plant trees during October. This year marks the event’s 10th Anniversary and we expect it to be the biggest yet with more trees in the ground and volunteers engaged!

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and #Treechat co-partner Anthony Le, Program Coordinator at Alliance for Community Trees (@alliance4trees) for this week's topic, 10th Annual National Neighborwoods® Month (@NeighborWoods). 

The live chat begins Tuesday, August 19, 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 Key Points 

Register your event -Register, download free tools and templates, and order local support materials at www.NeighborWoodsMonth.org

Volunteer - You can also donate your time.  To volunteer at a local community tree planting event or an ongoing tree care initiative, contact an ACTrees member organization near you.

For instructions on planting your own tree, click here.

USDA Forest Service Approved - USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell recognizes the value of urban trees and encourages everyone to get involved in National NeighborWoods® Month

Support the Event! - You can make a donation to honor the 10th Anniversary of National NeighborWoods® month or Sponsor an event in your community  

Pre-Register to win a Mini-Grant - To celebrate this special 10th anniversary of National NeighborWoods® Month, Corona Tools is giving away $1,000 worth of tree tools! Register your NeighborWoods® events by August 31, 2014 for a chance to win $1000 worth of tools from Corona Tools

Join 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.

Corona Tools Treechat

Tech topics are hot and important to help link volunteers and urban forests. It will be an hour packed with information and insight on new apps and technology and how to connect volunteers and trees. 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!

Communities Caring for Trees in Tree City USA

 

fall4[SMALL]The Arbor Day Foundation's TREE CITY USA program provides direction, assistance and national recognition to local  communities by presenting a framework for sustainable urban forests. Small towns, boroughs, townships, big cities, villages and military installations participate in the Tree City USA program, which provides a foundation for tree care or expands innovative community tree programs or projects.  Is your community a Tree City USA? Find out and join us for this great topic on #treechat 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Arbor Day Foundation with Coe Roberts @ArborDay.  The live chat begins Tuesday, August 5, 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

Reduce Costs Explore how urban trees help storm water management and erosion control.

Cut Energy Costs - Learn how to cut energy costs by 25% with passive solar management by deciduous trees.

Boost Property Values Understand how trees can increase property values by 7 to 21% with properly placed trees.

Build Stronger Community Ties - Discover the benefits of increasing connections between neighbors and lower crime rates in cities.

Honor Your Community - Hear about Arbor Day's Tree City USA celebrations and recognition of major achievements. 

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 and Tips for Summer Tree Pruning

 

Corona Tools for Summer Pruning Fruit TreesIt's the fifth Tuesday of July and #Treechat welcomes Stark Bro's Nurseries on the special topic of Summer Pruning. Summer pruning or “off-season” pruning of stone fruit trees in July and August has several roles in the home orchard.  In addition to damage repair, summer pruning (also known as pinching) encourages husky growth in vigorously growing trees, and eliminates weak, leggy growth. Manage the overall size of your trees, especially dwarf trees, by pinching back tender new branches that have elongated too much. That's our topic on #Treechat.   

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Stark Bro's Nursery with Sarah @StarkBrosCares.  The live chat begins Tuesday, July 29, 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 Summer Pruning – Learn how summer pruning can benefit the health of the tree and its fruit during the season.

Best Trees for Summer Pruning – Discover which trees benefit most from summer pruning, as well other non-fruit trees.

Benefits of Summer Pruning – Understand the benefit to summer pruning for both you and your trees.

Summer Pruning Tasks to Avoid – Explore some common pruning mistakes and and when to put off summer pruning.

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!


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 marketing manager, Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp. Joining Tina will be tree expert, E. Thomas Smiley, Ph.D., Plant Physiologist and Soil Scientist.  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.

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, 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!

All Posts