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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 […]