Planting Memories April 23, 2012
More than 10 years after the events of 9/11, the Flight 93 National Memorial remains the only 9/11 site that is unfunded and incomplete.
This weekend, Davey helped the park get one step closer to completion.
To kick off National Park Week, 24 Davey volunteers traveled to the memorial to aid with a planned 150,000-tree reforestation effort, part of the overall landscape design of the Flight 93 National Memorial. This weekend focused on nearly 15,000 of these seedlings - a mixture of a dozen native conifer and deciduous species - that will form a windbreak to protect other trees planted near memorial groves.Read More
Trees Are What Everyone Needs March 2, 2012
Imagine having a picnic with your family in the park.
The trees towering overhead provide cool shade from the summer sun. Their leaves dance in the light, casting shadows in interesting shapes on the ground. Like seeing animals and shapes in clouds in the sky, children imagine so many wonders hidden in these moving shadows.
You finish your lunch and lay back on the cool, red-and-white-checkered blanket, taking a deep, fresh breath. Those park trees are absorbing all the toxins. The air is so much cleaner here.Read More
Keep the Peace July 19, 2010
Trees and turf - two pieces to the landscape puzzle - yet despite the fact that people like them in close proximity, they don't always play nice together on the playground.
The reason? In certain situations, they steal each other's nutrients, water and sunlight. And it's now - in the heat of summer - when the bullies show their true colors. Turf, for instance, will brown underneath a tree even though the area is shaded because the turf is in a fierce competition with the tree for available water.
But, according to The Davey Tree Expert Company Tech Advisor Greg Mazur, a homeowner or property manager can eliminate the outdoor battles and aesthetic nightmares trees and turf can cause with proper plant selection and placement, a thoughtful look ahead on what those plants will look like in the future, and good care and cultural practices.Read More