Shade Tree Notes Blog
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You've Been Challenged to a Duel!

NJAISA, the New Jersey Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, has invited members of NYSA to participate in the 2024 Duel on the Delaware, an arborist competition taking place October 4-6 at Camp Tecumseh in Pittstown, NJ.

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2024 Tree Climbing Championship a Success

We had a great day for the 2024 Tree Climbing Championship at Albany's Washington Park on Saturday, June 22, with only a brief rain delay around lunchtime. Our competitors were at the top of their game -- and the top of their trees.

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Top Tree Professionals to Compete at Washington Park in NYS Tree Climbing Championship

Remember climbing trees as a child? Well, these athletes take it to a different level! Tree care professionals from across New York State will demonstrate speed, skill, and excellence on June 22 when they compete in the New York State Tree Climbing Championship at Washington Park in Albany, NY.

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Tackling Ticks

Reducing exposure to ticks is the best defense against the diseases they spread. In this short video, Harold Nugent of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Onondaga County shares tips for reducing your risk and the safest ways to handle ticks.

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White Pines, Colossal in Many Ways, Now at Risk

By Paul Hetzler

The eastern white pine (Pinus strobus) isn’t a crop-bearing tree, but it has borne priceless “fruit” for Western democracy. Physically as well as culturally massive, there are credible accounts from the early 1800s of white pines over 200 feet tall, and unverified claims of giants up to 300 feet.