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Your trees and landscapes require care year round, and The Davey Tree Expert Company is here to help. Join our professional arborists and host Doug Oster every Thursday to learn all about caring for your trees and yards. We'll talk about introduced pests, seasonal tree care, deer damage, how to make your trees thrive and everything in between. So, what are you waiting for? Your trees need you!

Talking Trees with Davey Tree The Davey Tree Expert Company

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    • 3.8 • 17 Ratings

Your trees and landscapes require care year round, and The Davey Tree Expert Company is here to help. Join our professional arborists and host Doug Oster every Thursday to learn all about caring for your trees and yards. We'll talk about introduced pests, seasonal tree care, deer damage, how to make your trees thrive and everything in between. So, what are you waiting for? Your trees need you!

    Bugs that Help Your Trees, & Ones that Don't

    Bugs that Help Your Trees, & Ones that Don't

    Jason Parker from Davey's North Philadelphia office shares types of bugs that can actually help our trees and how to protect them, as well as bugs that can cause severe damage to our trees. 

    In this episode we cover:
    Spotted lanternfly (0:34)What can be done about bad bugs (6:15)Pollinators (7:54)Trees that help pollinators (9:23)Linden tree (10:32)Good bugs (12:41)Keeping your trees healthy (13:53)How Jason started his job (17:35)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

    To learn more about the spotted lantern fly and its predators, read our blog, Spotted Lanternfly Predators.
    To learn more about emerald ash borer, read our blog, Emerald Ash Borer Facts: What Does the Emerald Ash Borer Eat?
    To learn more about other tree pests, read our blog, Tree Problems - The Top Tree Insects in Spring and Summer.

    Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
    Twitter: @DaveyTree
    Facebook: @DaveyTree
    Instagram: @daveytree
    YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company
    LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company

    Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!

    • 20 min
    Planting a Tree Near a House? Here's What You Should Know First

    Planting a Tree Near a House? Here's What You Should Know First

    Jay Reitter from Davey's New Jersey office tells us what you should know before you plant a tree near a house, such as species that are safe to plant close and what kind of research you should do beforehand. 

    In this episode we cover:
    Right tree, right place (0:46)Talking with the client (2:26)Tree topping and free consultations (4:07)Trees that can be planted near a house (7:10)  Hornbeams (8:23)Predicted heights (10:16)How Jay started his job (12:28)Jay's favorite big trees (13:51)Advice for planting a tree (17:27)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

    To learn more about planting a tree near a house, read our blog, The Best and Worst Trees to Plant Near a House.
    To learn about what to do if there's a tree branching hanging over your house, read our blog, Tree Branches Hanging Over or Touching Roof? Do this...

    Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
    Twitter: @DaveyTree
    Facebook: @DaveyTree
    Instagram: @daveytree
    YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company
    LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company

    Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!

    • 19 min
    What is Forest Fragmentation?

    What is Forest Fragmentation?

    Dan Herms, vice president of research and development at the Davey Institute, discusses what forest fragmentation is, how it affects wildlife and your community, and what can be done about it. 

    In this episode we cover:
    What forest fragmentation is and the impacts (0:33)What can be done? (3:59)Connecting of the fragments (7:21)Urban planning (8:45)How Dan started learning about forest fragmentation (9:27)Wooster Memorial Park (10:52) (19:04)Invasive species (12:05)Garlic mustard (14:14)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

    Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
    Twitter: @DaveyTree
    Facebook: @DaveyTree
    Instagram: @daveytree
    YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company
    LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company

    Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!

    • 21 min
    What's Growing on My Tree?

    What's Growing on My Tree?

    Lou Meyer, business developer for Davey's mid-Atlantic region, and Rob Dallmann from Davey's Chesapeake, Maryland, office talk about how to spot what's growing on your tree and if it's safe for the tree or harmful.

    In this episode we cover:
    Lichen (0:55) (17:28)Moss (6:33)Fungus (8:39)Hypoxylon canker (9:52)Shelf mushrooms (12:51)Lou's and Rob's jobs (14:07)Employee ownership at Davey (18:28)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

    To learn more about lichen, read our blogs, What's this Green Stuff Growing on Trees and Rocks?
    To learn more about how to get rid of lichen and moss, read our blog, Can I Use a Pressure Washer to Clean or Spray Trees?

    Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
    Twitter: @DaveyTree
    Facebook: @DaveyTree
    Instagram: @daveytree
    YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company
    LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company

    Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!

    • 21 min
    Prepare Your Trees for Summer!

    Prepare Your Trees for Summer!

    Jason Gaskill from Davey's Wilmington, Delaware, office talks about how to prepare your trees for summer such as checking your trees before summer storms and dealing with pest problems.

    In this episode we cover:
    Summer storms (1:13)Eliminating insect populations (6:22)PolyPhosphite 30™ (9:18)How Jason started his job (13:42)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

    To learn more about storm damage and clean up, read our storm damage blogs.
    To learn more about the most common summer insects, read our blog, Tree Problems - The Top Three Insects in Spring and Summer.
    To learn more about summer tree care, read our blog, Most Common Questions About Summer Tree Care.

    Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
    Twitter: @DaveyTree
    Facebook: @DaveyTree
    Instagram: @daveytree
    YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company
    LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company

    Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!

    • 18 min
    Hardscaping – Why You Should Consider Your Trees When Building on Your Yard

    Hardscaping – Why You Should Consider Your Trees When Building on Your Yard

    Cindy Grady, regional business developer in Minnesota, talks about why you should be thinking about your trees when adding something to your yard, such as a pool, deck, patio, etc.

    In this episode we cover:
    Compaction (0:42)Preservation (2:30)Right tree, right place (3:21) (12:04)Sweet gum tree (4:10)Knowing where the roots will grow (5:49)Building a deck around a tree (7:39)Buying once (10:00)What Cindy's job entails and how she started it (16:01)Some of Cindy's favorite trees (18:57)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a local office page to search by zip code.

    To learn about trees with non-invasive root systems, read our blog, Fruit, Shade and Curbside Trees with Non-Invasive Root Systems.
    To learn about trees to plant and avoid planting near a structure, read our blog, The Best and Worst Trees to Plant Near a House (By Zone). 

    Connect with Davey Tree on social media:
    Twitter: @DaveyTree
    Facebook: @DaveyTree
    Instagram: @daveytree
    YouTube: The Davey Tree Expert Company
    LinkedIn: The Davey Tree Expert Company

    Have topics you'd like us to cover on the podcast? Email us at podcasts@davey.com. We want to hear from you!

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Talking Trees Fan ,

A weekly must listen!

Good information and the stories shared each week.

mec12576 ,

Super informative

Love this podcast. I look forward to listening each week

In Defense Of Trees ,

Very informative and casual

I really like the casual conversation around these important subjects.

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