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Trees in Art with Bartlett Trees and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Jan, 27, 2015 @ 08:01 AM

MuffieMichaelsonTrees symbolize immense and enduring strength as they reach from the earth to the sky, offering protection under their spreading boughs. They are an important symbol in art and numerous cultures worldwide. This week, join the #Treechat discussion that examines artwork featuring trees, from recognizable art by famous painters to some of Bartlett's arborists-turned-artists! Trees are not only an inspiration for art, but beautiful works of mother nature and art in and of themselves.Join Bartlett Tree Experts and Corona Tools and share your own tree art!

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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, January 27, 2015 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

  • Trees through the history of art.
  • Trees as a symbol in art and culture.
  • Share artwork (both famous and self-taught) that features trees
  • A discussion of trees through the history of art
  • Actual tree forms as art  
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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.

 

Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, Bartlett Tree Experts, Trees in Art

Managing Invasive Species in Healthy Urban Forests

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jan, 12, 2015 @ 23:01 PM

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Invasive species are threatening local trees and urban forests. Invasives employ strategies such as fast growth, rapid reproduction and tolerance of a wide range of environmental conditions in order to survive at all costs. Biogenic vectors and non-native pests and diseases can contribute to the demise of local trees and economic costs. Learn how the ACTrees network is leading the fight against invasive species 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 and ACTrees Program Manager Anthony Le and Sarah Anderson, Manger of Membership and Partnership Services will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees.  The live chat begins Tuesday, January 13, 2015 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

Definition of Invasive Species - Invasive species are non-native plants, animals, and diseases that can cause harm to the economy, environment, and human health

Opportunities for Education - many opportunities available locally across the countries

Creative Solutions - from bio fuel to goat feed!

Fun and Creative - Tools to use against invasive species

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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!

 

Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Invasive Species

Igniting A Passion for Trees in Today's Youth: ACTRees, Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, Jan, 07, 2015 @ 09:01 AM

ACTrees Youth Trees ProgramsSowing the seeds of concern for tree care and protection is an essential responsibility of the green industry. Engaging youth and sharing ways to learn about and to care for trees is vital to fostering the next generation of environmental stewards. Establishing a relationship to the environment and getting youth out of doors provides mental health and well-being benefits. Education and engagement fostered by participating in tree planting and care provides youth with the tools to become advocates for urban forestry and other environmental fields. Learn how the ACTrees network is engaging youth via the Youth Tree Steward grant program
You're Invited to Tweet 

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.  The live chat begins Tuesday, December 9, 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

The Youth Tree Steward Grant Program  - developed to get youth outdoors, interacting with and appreciating trees.

Age-Appropriate Activities and Events  -  Including youthful participants in fun, hands-on activities and tailored, age-appropriate events

ACTrees Fosters  Conservation and Stewardship - partnerships and grant programs aimed at Youth are designed to develop the potential (and passion) of youth for trees! 

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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!

 

Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Engaging Youth in Tree Care

Plant/Tree Networking with Plants Map and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Dec, 15, 2014 @ 21:12 PM

PlantsMapImageNetworking! This week on #Treechat we learn more about Plants Map, an onlline community for anyone interested in plants, gardens and green spaces. It's a community to connect people with plants. Plants Map creates bonds with trees in many different ways. Each tree has a unique story to tell.  They may be landmarks, navigation points or markers of historic events. They serve as a way of memorialize others or to mark special occassions or events in our lives. We want to allow people to document and capture those meaningful trees and connections on Plants Map.

You might start a free profile and add your plants and photos to share with other users. Keep your garden journal online and choose what posts you want to share with others. Find out more this week on #Treechat.

Win Tools to Care for Your Tree

Once planted, trees don't just care for themselves.  They require TLC which includes pruning to help establish young trees and rejuvinate them as they grow.  To help in the process, the most active participant will receive a Corona Classic hand pruner and leather scabbard.  So tweet, ask questions and share on this treechat to win! 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter. Special guest Tracy Blevins  @PlantsMap will be representing Plants Map. The live chat begins Tuesday, December 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

Find out more on this week's #Treechat

What is Plants Map?  - Plants Map is a social community centered around plants and trees & how we are connected by them.

Tree Stories  -  Plants Map acknowledges that every tree or plant has a story and there are connections to plants that we all make. Plant, garden & collection profiles of Plants Map become a place to store a catalog of social content that can eventually be shared out to other networks.

Plant Networking  - Plants Map envisions people making social connections based on plant interests.

Plants Map DesignPlantsMap.com is a mobile responsive website. There is no app needed to use an any device.

Collection Profiles are an Inventory System - A way to learn from each other based on actual experiences and actual trees and plants.

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.

 

Tags: #treechat, Plants Map, Social Community for Plants

Tips for Winter Tree Care with Bartlett Tree Experts

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Nov, 14, 2014 @ 15:11 PM

Winter Tree BranchesWinter again takes center stage in the annual cycle of the seasons. The stark beauty of bare branches, the fragrance of winter blooms on woody ornamentals, and the color notes of interesting bark all contribute to the winter landscape. Join Bartlett Tree Experts as they share their hints and tips on winter tree selection and care this week on #Treechat. Find out how to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and hydrated during the winter months, and bring along your questions for the experts!    

You're Invited to Tweet

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts with Marketing Manager Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp for the topic of Winter Tree Care. The live chat begins Tuesday, November 18, 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

Tree Traits - Tree and shrub traits that add beauty to the winter landscape

Characteristics - Discussion of specific species that can be used for winter interest

Photos and Links - Showcasing the beauty of winter trees and shrub

Prevent Winter Damage - Tips on preventing winter damage

Tree Selection - Base selection on winter interest as well as the other three seasons

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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.

Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, Bartlett Tree Experts, Winter Tree Care

Science of Autumn - Why Trees Put on a Colorful Show

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Oct, 28, 2014 @ 05:10 AM


AutumnColor CSabbareseEnjoying the brilliant leaf color this time of year? Trees are putting on a big show before winter, with maps of peak brilliance offered online like the one at The Weather Channel that tracks peak color for each region of the U.S.  Go behind the scenes with Bartlett Tree Experts and check out the reasons why leaves change color, along with choice tree selections to provide fiery color to the landscape, and how to care for trees during Autumn. J
oin us for this timely topic on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts with Marketing Manager Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp The live chat begins Tuesday, October 28, 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

Good species for autumn color and tips for selecting trees

Why leaves change color and lose leaves in autumn; and the factors that influence these changes

Care of trees in autumn and why it is so important

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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!

photo by Chris Sabbarese

Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, Bartlett Tree Experts, Fall Color, fall tree care

The Power of Urban Forestry Network with ACTrees + Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Oct, 12, 2014 @ 07:10 AM


ACTrees PowerOfUrbanForestry[SMALL]What is the Urban Forestry Network and why is it important to your community? ACTrees works to strengthen community bonds and helps to spread the importance and knowledge of how to care for trees. Partnerships, national alliances and communication between stakeholders are all goals of the Urban Forestry Network. One example is t
his year's ACTRees Day Nov. 4, 2014 in Charlotte, NCLearn more and ask questions 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 and ACTrees  Program Manager Anthony Le will be tweeting as @alliancefortrees, along with Allison Paisner, Public Policy student at GWU, and ACTRees 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

The Mission of the Urban Forestry Network  -to build the capacity of our members through webcasts, program management, & networking

Advocacy is one new focus at the local level, the ultimate goal for urban foresters to improve local-regional partnerships 

ACTrees Day - Still time to sign up!  View the full agenda at http://actrees.org/what-we-do/training-and-conferences/actrees-day/  

Keynote speaker @Eric Rutkow will talk about the fascinating relationship between Americans, US development, and trees! 

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!


Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, Urban Forestry Network

PCF Conference with Arbor Day Foundation and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Fri, Oct, 03, 2014 @ 07:10 AM


logo partners in community forestry ArborDayFoundationComing up Nov. 5-6, 2014 is Arbor Day Foundation's Partners in Community Forestry Conference (PFC) in Charlotte, NC. It presents a unique opportunity for all groups that serve community green space to join together to discuss the latest in urban forest partnerships, planning and management, models of sustainability and innovation.  
Learn more and ask questions on #Treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #Treechat on Twitter and join the chat. Corona Tools partner is Arbor Day Foundation, and Coe Roberts will be tweeting as @arborday. The live chat begins Tuesday, October 7, 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!

What is PCF?  Community tree facts, how communities are benefiting, impact of the conference 
Who participates?  Companies, Organizations, Educators, Volunteers 
Topics on the PCF Agenda?  Keynotes/ Presenters? 
Impact of PCF had over the years?  Success stories?  Number of trees planted?  Reclaimed neighborhoods? 
What are the biggest challenges facing community forestry today? 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!


Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, Arbor Day Foundation, Partners in Community Forestry

Tree Volunteers with ACTrees and Corona Tools

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Sep, 29, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

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. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

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  

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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!


Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, ACTrees, volunteers

What You Need to Know About TCI Expo 2014

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, Sep, 18, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

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!


Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, TCIA