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Discovering Great Tree Destinations

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sat, Jul, 25, 2015 @ 09:07 AM

trees_on_Corona_tools_treechatIt's the height of the summer season and Americans are flocking to popular destinations for some much needed rest and relaxation. Heading to the beach in search of cooler temperatures or getting back to nature to unplug are just a couple ways to do that. Places like Kings Canyon National Park is located in the southern Sierra Nevada mountain range.  Just south of Yosemite and directly north of and adjoining Sequoia National Park. Each year, over 2 million people come from across the country to witness nature's beauty and splendor.

Discoving Tree Destinations

Have you ever traveled to a destination to see the trees? Or made a pitstop during your vacation to check out one of the 10 Best: Trees that Witnessed American History? This week on #treechat, we'll discuss traveling to popular destinations and how being among trees can help recharge your psyche and breathe easier.

photo: General Grant at Kings Canyon National Park

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, July28, 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 

Key takeaways from Enjoying Great Tree Vacations
Favorite Tree Destinations - Discover some great destinations to connect with nature among the trees.

Caring for Famous Trees - Hear about some famous and high profile trees maintained by Barlett Tree Experts.

Maximizing Your Time - Learn some great tips and ideas for making the most of your tree vacation. 

Be One With the JOMO - Ditch the wifi and electronics and discover the benefits from the joy of missing out.  


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 hashtag 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

How Brands Can Benefit from Snapchat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jul, 20, 2015 @ 15:07 PM

Snapchat_LogoSnapchat is quickly becoming one of the hottest social media networks aimed Millenials.  It's experiencing explosive growth and active users. Brands are struggling with how to effectively use it.  Or asking the question, should they be? If you have ever used Snapchat or wondered if you should be using it, you should definitely check out this #Treechat Social Tuesday.

PARTICIPATING ON TREECHAT

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015 join @CoronaTools for a great Q&A discussion with the NEW CoronaDude on @Treechat.  The live chat begins at 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT 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:

  • Overview of Snapchat - where is it available and on what platforms, who's on it, how many users, it's main demographics, interests, etc.
  • How it Works - what would businesses post, how do people find your content, how long is the content available etc.
  • How is it relevant to a business or brand - why is Snapchat something that brands should be interested in, how will it benefit them, etc
  • Snapchat Strategy - What does a successful strategy look like, what's required in terms of resources/ time, what are some of the identifiable risks or challenges to keep in mind
  • Case Studies - who are some brands doing it well

If you are actively involved in the developing or implementing a social media plan, you should definitely check out the #Treechat on this conference.  

treechat_514-1It's easy to join the conversation on our treechat discussion.  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!



Tags: #treechat, Social Media Examiner Social Media Marketing World

Healthy Trees Start with Healthy Roots

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Jun, 29, 2015 @ 14:06 PM

Bartlett-ExposedOakRoots-6-30-2015The root system of a tree performs many vital functions. Roots absorb and transport water and mineral nutrients from the soil to the rest of the tree. Roots anchor the portion of the tree above ground.  In winter, roots are a store-house for essential food reserves needed by the tree to produce spring foliage.

Healthy root systems are vital to the health and longevity of trees. The water, oxygen and nutrients are most readily available near the soil surface where rain infiltrates the soil and oxygen from the atmosphere diffuses into porous soil. The majority of a large tree's roots are in the top 18-24 inches of soil, and when space is available, they can spread two to three times further than the drip line.

Because of this proximity to the soil surface, tree roots are often associated with situations that cause damage to structures, pavements and utiltities. Roots are subjected to run off, chemicals and mechanical injury. It is important to keep the portion below ground healthy to ensure an adequate supply of moisture and nutrients, and for the roots to continue their important functions.

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, June 30, 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 

Key takeaways from the discussion of tree roots: 
  • The purpose tree roots serve and why they are important
  • The relationship between soil and roots  
  • Common root problems, and how to address these problems
  • Protecting tree roots and providing the best growing environment  
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 hashtag 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, Healthy roots, Healthy trees

Benefits of Small Ornamental Trees on #Treechat

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Jun, 09, 2015 @ 06:06 AM

DogwoodSunCropWhat is your favorite small ornamental tree? and why? Is it a tree native to your area? An esteemed cultivar? Grafted? Dwarf? Topiary? Does it have an upright habit or spreading? How big will it get when mature? 

Ask questions and share your favorite small ornamental tree picks on #treechat this week. We will compare and contrast the benefits of adding small ornamental trees to the landscape, as well as contribute our choices for favorite varieties, and discuss how to choose a small ornamental that is just right for the spot you have in mind. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools for #treechat on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T. / 2 p.m. ET. The topic is Benefits of Small Ornamental Trees, and the Corona Dude will be tweeting on behalf of Chris Sabbarese. Discussing all things related to trees and tree care since 2010!

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #treechat find out more answers to these key takeaways

Top Benefits of Small Ornamental Trees in the Landscape - everything from shade to color, to increased property values, to serenity

Choice Picks for Ornamental Trees- What are your recommendations for small woodies? Native or Exotic? 

Single Trunked, or Multiple Trunks - large shrubs can fill the bill for a small ornamental tree 

How to Choose a Small Tree - some of the many considerations such as flower and foliage color, upright or spreading, maximum size when mature

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 hashtag 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.

Image is courtesy of TCIA.org

Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, Small Ornamental Trees

Practice Tree Care Safety and Save a Life

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Jun, 02, 2015 @ 09:06 AM

TCIA-NationalSafetyMonth-June2_2015It is in everyone's interest to provide a safe work environment, particularly when trees are involved. National Safety Month is a topic that certified tree care professionals and tree care business owners can all rally around. Thanks to organizations like the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), there are lots of resources surrounding National Safety Month. Get TCIA safety tips, research, trends and training on the upcoming #treechat. 

Ask questions and share your safety success stories as TCIA joins #treechat this week to discuss National Safety Month and programs aimed at getting aborists and business owners the education and information they need to stay safe in the tree care business. . 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools and special guest Web and Marketing Assistant, Linnie Leavines @VoiceofTreeCare from , Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)  #treechat on Wednesday, June 2, 2015 at 11 a.m. P.T. / 2 p.m. ET. The topic is National Safety MonthDiscussing all things related to trees and tree care since 2010!

Discussion Overview

On the live Twitter #treechat find out more answers to these key takeaways

National Safety Month - Learn about the importance of National Safety Month, and how organizations such as the National Safety Council and OSHA can help you stay safe on the jobsite.

Free TCIA Safety Tips and Resources - Learn more about TCIA’s free safety resources and tips! These include the Fatality & Near Miss Rescue Alerts, compiled weekly; tree care industry Accident Briefs, published each month in TCI Magazine; and annual safety and accident-related surveys.

Safety Trends in the Tree Care Industry - What’s the most dangerous day of the week for tree care professionals? Does association membership reduce jobsite incidents?  What hazards do homeowners face when they attempt their own tree work? These questions, and more, are addressed in TCIA’s annual analysis of occupational and civilian tree care accidents.

Arborist Safety Training Institute - The Tree Care Industry Association Foundation (TCIAF) recently launched the Arborist Safety Training Institute, which brings quality, local and affordable safety training to working arborists. We’ll discuss how to apply for a grant and go over common FAQs about the institute and its mission.

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 hashtag 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.

Image is courtesy of TCIA.org

Tags: #treechat, Corona Tools, TCIA, National Safety Month

How to Leverage Mobile Broadcasting for Your Business

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Thu, May, 14, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

meerkatImagine that you are out at the job site and you come across the most interesting and bazaar looking creature, inhabiting a tree.  Or just heard some breaking industry news that you just need to report and broadcast to the world?  A well-written blog post to share the information is a great way to share it.  But what if was as easy as taking out your mobile device and instantly broadcast your message?  Individuals, businesses and brands are flocking to live mobile broadcasting apps like Meerkat and Periscope and becoming independent broadcasters to the world.

Wondering how mobile broadcasting works and could be used to promote your brand?  Join us on this special #SocialTuesday topics on #treechat via Twitter.  And watch our live broadcast during the chat to see how if all works!

PARTICIPATING ON TREECHAT

On Tuesday, May 19, 2015 join "the Voice of Corona Tools", Chris Sabbarese tweeting as @CoronaTools for a great Q&A discussion on the hottest trend in social media, Live Mobile Broadcasting. The live chat begins at 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT 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:

  • Live Mobile Broadcasting - What is it and what's hot about live broadcasting versus live streaming
  • Mobile Broadcasting Apps - A look at Meerkat and Periscope interfaces
  • How Brands Can Leverage the New Technology - Discuss ideas how businesses could benefit from live mobile broadcasts
  • Which App Reigns Supreme - Discover what makes each app unique and works best with your mobile broadcast strategy
  • What's Hot on Mobile Broadcast - Understand what audiences are tuning in for and how to stand out above the rest

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

If you are actively involved in the developing or implementing a social media plan, you should definitely check out the #treechat on this latest video trend.  

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It's easy to join the conversation on our treechat discussion.  Even if you aren't on Twitter you can still see the conversation and click on the links and resources.  We'll also be broadcasting the chat live on Meerkat and Periscope.

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!



Tags: #treechat, mobile broadcasting, social media, socialTuesday

How to Identify and Diagnose Tree Pests and Diseases

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Wed, May, 13, 2015 @ 08:05 AM

Bartlett-AnthracnoseOnAsh-5-26-2015So your tree, shrub or woody ornamental is ailing, but you can't figure out what is causing the problem or just what to do. The first step is to determine the type of attack, before the next steps can be taken to help it. 

#Treechat partner Bartlett Tree Experts will be joining Corona Tools to explore the possibilities. Each year, Bartlett's Diagnostic Clinic receives more than 2,000 plant samples for analysis for insect pests, tree diseases, and cultural and environmental problems. The Bartlett Experts diagnose the problem, and can send their team to treat the problem! ( At right, see characteristic symptoms of Anthracnose fungus on Ash leaves. )

Bartlett-AppleScab-5-27-2015Participants can also submit photos of tree disease/insect issues during the chat. Lab Diagnostician Lorraine Graney will be online and can ID if enough information available, or instruct how to obtain a better sample for ID.(At Left, symptoms of Apple Scab on Apple leaves) 

Don't miss this great #treechat topic and opportunity for a diagnosis of your tree's healthcare issues from Bartlett Tree Experts.  Have your photos ready for this upcoming discussion, identifying and analyzing plant healthcare issues

    

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts with Marketing Manager Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp tweeting as @BartlettTreeExp along with Lab Diagnostician Lorraine Graney from the Bartlett Research Labs. The live chat begins Tuesday, May 26, 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

Key Takeaways from Bartlett’s Research Lab for woody plant pest and disease issues.

  • Signs that a tree pest or disease may be present on a property
  • How and why plant samples are analyzed to identify pests and diseases 
  • Photos and videos of various plant and insect samples 
  • What to do when a pest or disease issue is identified on a property  
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 hashtag 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, Identifying Tree Healthcare Issues

Hot Social Media Trends for Marketing Landscape and Tree Care Businesses

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Sun, Apr, 26, 2015 @ 07:04 AM

SMMW15

Social Media Examiner's Social Media Marketing World was arguably the year's hottest social media event. The upcoming #Treechat is hosted by Chris Sabbarese of Corona Tools USA, who attended the 2015 SMMW, reviews many conference high points, including trends in visual marketing, video, mobile, new networks, plus strategies and tactics gleaned from the conference. If you are actively involved in developing or implementing a social media plan for your company or freelance, you should definitely check out the #Treechat covering this recent event.

PARTICIPATING ON TREECHAT

On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 join "the Voice of Corona Tools", Chris Sabbarese tweeting as @CoronaTools for a great Q&A discussion on the recent SME-SMMW conference held in San Diego in late March. The live chat begins at 11AM PDT / 2PM EDT 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:

Why Video Is Hot in Any Format - YouTube and native Facebook videos

Visual content - Why it's your best bet for driving traffic to your website

Consistency vs. Frequency - which is more important?

Facebook Organic Reach - It's not dead and you can increase yours

Pinterest - Gaining on Google as a top search engine

Mobility - If your site isn't mobile, be prepared to lose (more) in the world of SEO

New Networks - Meerkat and Periscope are they right for your social media strategies?

If you are actively involved in the developing or implementing a social media plan, you should definitely check out the #Treechat on this conference.  

treechat_514-1It's easy to join the conversation on our treechat discussion.  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!



Tags: #treechat, Social Media Examiner Social Media Marketing World

Plant a Tree and Become a Tree Hero for Arbor Day

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Tue, Apr, 14, 2015 @ 10:04 AM

Bartlett-ArborDay-TreeHero-4-21-2015

This week #treechat is a celebration of tree planting with Bartlett Tree Experts. DYK? Arbor Day dates from 1854. J. Sterling Morton proposed a holiday to plant trees on April 10 of that year to be known as 'Arbor Day' to encourage planting trees needed as windbreaks to stabilize the soil and give shade from the sun. In 1855, Arbor day became a legal U.S. holiday and was moved to the last Friday in April. Each of the states now have their own official Arbor Day that is location-specific to the time of year best suited for planting trees. 

Join Bartlett Tree Experts and Corona Tools for a celebration of Arbor Day and share your own tree planting stories on #treechat on Twitter.

Be a Tree Hero

Prior to the live event, participants submitted a story or picture of a tree they've planted to win a free redbud seedling. During the live event, Bartlett Tree Experts recognized some of the tree heroes out there too and also shared #treehero stories live.

You're Invited to Tweet 

Join @CoronaTools along with chat partner and host, Bartlett Tree Experts with Marketing Manager, Tina McNulty @BartlettTreeExp for a celebration of Arbor Day and sharing of your tree planting stories and photos. The live chat begins Tuesday, April 21, 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

Celebrations - Hear how we celebrate Arbor Day on the holiday and all year long with Bartlett’s Trees for Tomorrow program.

Share - Register your tree planting stories and photos at Bartlett Tree Experts and share them during #treechat

Importance of Stewardship - Discuss the importance of tree planting and stewardship in our communities 

Fun Facts - Learn fun tree facts!


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 hashtag 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, Arbor Day, FREE REDDBUD SEEDLI

Community Tree Recovery After Natural Disasters

Posted by Chris Sabbarese on Mon, Mar, 30, 2015 @ 13:03 PM

ADF-4-7-2015-NaturalDisasterAndTreesThe poignant photo (right) serves to illustrate the sensitive relationship surrounding community tree recovery after a natural disaster. Human recovery takes priority, but the demand for replacement trees hits hard and fast. Find out how to set up tree distribution centers after a disaster, and what can be done ahead of time to give trees the best chance. Join Arbor Day Foundation to explore these important topics on #treechat. 

You're Invited to Tweet 

Welcome!  @CoronaTools invites everyone with an interest in trees to enter the hashtag #treechat on Twitter. Join #treechat partner Arbor Day Foundation, with Coe Roberts, electronic communication specialist, tweeting as @arborday. The live chat begins Tuesday, May 5, 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!

Key Takeaways  

Order of Community Recovery - After a natural disaster, it is imperative that immediate human needs are met first and foremost.

Timing is Key - Learn when it's the right time to begin the conversation about replacing lost trees after a natural disaster.

Show Your Support - What you can do to help set-up free tree distributions for communities affected by natural disasters.

Planning Ahead - Resources and tips to help communities prepare their trees before disasters strike and how to deal with them post-event.

You're Invited to Tweet  

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 hashtag 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, Arbor Day Foundation, Tree Recovery after a Natural Disaster