Since its conception in 2004, Detective Dendro, the Diagnostic Sleuth, has been a highly popular print series with a regular feature in Arborist News magazine. In 2010, this educational and entertaining series became available as one of our ArborPod™ series.
Join Detective Dendro as he uses his professional knowledge of tree science, expert diagnostic skills, and gut instincts of a “hard-boiled detective” to investigate and identify his clients’ biotic and abiotic tree disorders. Assisted by his young apprentice, Codit, they inspect a wide range of mysterious tree afflictions, dispel the “red herrings,” and uncover the signs and symptoms that lead them to accurately diagnose trees in a variety of exotic places.
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The Case of Avocado Aficionado
An assertive homeowner hopes his avocados will be the talk of the town, but the trees refuse to bear fruit. Detective Dendro is summoned to fix the problem. Will the solution be easy? (Original story by James Komen) (A,Bs)
The Case of the Rooftop Restaurant
Dendro and Codit are called to West Los Angeles by a building manager charged with tending to eight declining olive trees that are the key feature of a 41st floor outdoor restaurant. Is it Xylella fastidiosa or something else? Will Dendro and Codit have a solution in The Case of the Rooftop Restaurant? (Original story by James Komen) (A,M,Bp)
The Case of the Mystery Driveway
Dendro and Codit get a late Friday afternoon request. A new homeowner wants to know why his beautiful oak tree that was in pristine condition 6 months ago is now nearly dead. Dendro and Codit are on the case to figure out what caused the decline! (Original story by James Komen) (A,M,Bm)
The Case of the Quercus Calamity
Dendro has been busy since the storm season started. For this case, Dendro and Codit investigate why a large oak tree failed and fell across a house. It’s the Case of the Quercus Calamity! (Original story by James Komen)(A,M,Bs)
The Case of the Deficient Palms
Dendro finds himself once again on the hunt. In beautiful Oceanside, California, an allée of date palms are yellowing. It’s the Case of the Deficient Palms. (Original story by James Komen and Don Hodel)(A,T,M,L,Bs)
The Case of the Mysterious Sugar Maple
Dendro and Codit are fresh off a week in D.C. at the annual ISA Conference and Trade Show when presented with a unique challenge; a pest targeting native as well as non-native trees, and even inanimate objects in the vicinity! It’s the Case of the Mysterious Sugar Maple. (Original story by Cláudia Coleoni)(A,M,Bs)
Quick, fun, educational
Recently found this series and thoroughly enjoy it. The stories are about 8 - 12 minutes and are well written. As a mystery lover and plant / tree enthusiast this series gives me a fun way to learn something in every episode.