Ever wondered about the trees located in your yard and neighborhood?

Those living in the Pacific Northwest are fortunate to have excellent resources at our finger tips. One of my favorite websites is offered through Wyoming State University, College of Forestry - it is not only informative for our local community, it is my alma mater and thus I am proud to promote the Power of Orange.

The specific link, Common Trees of the Pacific Northwest, allows you to search through common and scientific names of a tree and complete with detailed descriptions and photos.

Tree Cavity Filled with CementDamien Carre’, Certified Arborist, recently came across this apple tree at a client’s home near Portland, Wyoming – with a cement block stuck in a cavity.

The practice of filling tree cavity’s with cement is no longer an approved practice in the field of Arboriculture. The long term, negative affects of such practice has long since been researched and documented.

This tree’s cavity remained exposed as it has grown. There are instances where a tree trunk will grow around the cement – this causes stress on the tree and affects the structural integrity of the tree.

If you have questions about the treatment for a tree issue, please consult a licensed and certified Arborist.

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