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Black Diamond Tree Service: Meet the Team

CORE VALUES: Safety, Integrity, Excellence, Efficiency = Professionalism. Our team of top-notch tree care professionals deserves a little bit of extra attention this month. As November is a season for giving thanks, we want to share what a difference each of these people make in our lives, our client’s lives, and our business. Plus, let’s […]

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Early Fall Color Could be a Sign of Tree Distress

In many parts of Vermont, people will soon enjoy one of nature’s finest shows – fall foliage. Color-changing leaves make for a beautiful display, but early changes in leaf-color can be a sign that your tree is stressed and vulnerable to insect and disease attack. Not all trees and regions change color at the same […]

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Black Diamond Tree Service Earns Accreditation: Only Five in Vermont

What’s the deal with accreditation? You might be used to colleges and other institutions talking about accredited programs, and while the idea of passing the bar of excellence remains the same, there are a few big reasons you should care about Tree Care Accreditation. Ethical Business Conduct Formal employee Training and Certification Adherence to Safety […]

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Identifying Ash Trees: Quiz

Let’s identify ash trees! For the quiz below to work best, you’ll want to have a specific tree in mind that you can look at to be sure you are answering accurately. If you’re not so sure, the quiz and information below will still help you learn the top ways to identify an ash tree. […]

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Green Up Day | Vermont’s Favorite Holiday

Green Up Day is an honored tradition in Vermont, and one of the things that keeps our Green Mountain State especially green. Green Up Day was launched back in April of 1970 and was originally managed by the governor’s office until a group of citizens formed Green Up Vermont in 1979 to maintain the growth […]

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Winter is Tree Care Season

Did you know that the best time to care for your Vermont trees is year-round? Pruning in winter, in particular, is especially beneficial. For yourself and your trees! Contact us for consultation or to schedule your winter work today. Article Credit: treecaretips.org Article credit: treecaretips.org https://treecaretips.org/the-benefits-of-tree-maintenance-during-the-winter-months/damage-prevention/ The benefits of tree maintenance during the winter months […]

Celebrating Arbor Day 2018

Arbor Day is very special for the Black Diamond Tree team!  On May 3, our teammate Hannah went to Montpelier, VT to attend the Vermont Arbor Day Conference hosted by Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program. Hannah attended three sessions: “Tree ID Made Easy”, which was an interactive session teaching some basics on identifying different […]

2018 Winter Management Conference in Maui

In February, 2018 Bill and Denise attended the Winter Management Conference through the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) in Maui.  The conference was packed with great training by well known speakers, ample opportunity to network with fellow tree care business owners and their afternoons were filled with fun events. As small business owners, they not […]

Destructive Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed in Vermont

The USDA Animal & Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed that the Emerald Ash Borer is in Vermont.  This destructive beetle begins as larvae under the bark of ash trees where they feed on the inner bark tissue. Once infested, ash trees rapidly decline and are killed in 3-5 years. This is concerning […]

UMASS Amherst Shrub Walk

While continuing to expand his knowledge base and meet with other professionals, Bill visited UMass Amherst​ for the Spring Blooming Tree and Shrub Walk led by Professor Amanda Bayer and campus arborist Todd Beals. Thank you to our friends at UMass for hosting the tour! Photo Credit: Sandra F. Thomas   Pictured:  Professor Amanda Bayer […]

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Spring 2017 Update

Paul Smith’s College Denise, Bill & Brendan (pictured), traveled to Paul Smiths, NY to participate in the annual Paul Smith’s College Career Fair on Thursday, March 30th.  Paul Smith’s has the most popular forestry & arboriculture program in the Northeast.  Paul Smith’s had an incredible turnout and collected 12 names of soon-to-be graduates who were interested in […]