171 episodes

Your trees and landscapes require year-round care, and The Davey Tree Expert Company is here to help provide you with expert advice. Join our professional Davey arborists and gardening-expert host Doug Oster to learn all about caring for your properties. We'll talk about introduced pests, seasonal tree care, tree diseases, arborists' favorite trees, how to help your trees thrive and everything in between. Tune in every Thursday because here at the Talking Trees Podcast, we know trees are the answer. 

Talking Trees with Davey Tree The Davey Tree Expert Company

    • Leisure
    • 4.2 • 34 Ratings

Your trees and landscapes require year-round care, and The Davey Tree Expert Company is here to help provide you with expert advice. Join our professional Davey arborists and gardening-expert host Doug Oster to learn all about caring for your properties. We'll talk about introduced pests, seasonal tree care, tree diseases, arborists' favorite trees, how to help your trees thrive and everything in between. Tune in every Thursday because here at the Talking Trees Podcast, we know trees are the answer. 

    Spotted Lanternfly and Other Pests to Watch for

    Spotted Lanternfly and Other Pests to Watch for

    Mike Holleran from Davey's Wilmington, Delaware, office talks about spotted lanternfly (SLF) and other pests affecting his office and how they can best be treated. In this episode we cover: Spotted lanternfly (SLF) (0:40)When SLF reached Delaware (1:36)SLF damage (2:22) Tree of Heaven (3:27)SLF treatment (4:57) (6:47)How long SLF was a major pest in Delaware (6:00)SLF peak (8:28)Emerald ash borer (EAB) (9:39)Crape myrtle bark scale (10:15)Tree and shrub maintenance (11:50)Leas...

    • 21 min
    Why Trees Fail - Environmental Factors & Things We Do

    Why Trees Fail - Environmental Factors & Things We Do

    Rob Dallmann from Davey's Annapolis office talks about the reasons why a tree could fall and how arborists have to be "history detectives."In this episode we cover: A fallen tree in Rob's neighborhood (0:44)Looking at the history of the scenery (1:11)Events that can contribute to a tree falling (4:33)The importance of an arborist looking at your trees for expert opinions (7:43)How homeowners contribute to a tree falling (11:42)Treating your trees like your pets (14:15)How environmental ...

    • 27 min
    Learn About Ecotherapy from a Certified Forest Therapy Guide

    Learn About Ecotherapy from a Certified Forest Therapy Guide

    Chelsi Abbott, a technical advisor and education specialist at the Davey Institute (and Certified Forest Therapy Guide), talks about ecotherapy, also known as forest bathing, including how to do it and its benefits. In this episode we cover: What is ecotherapy? (0:53)What a Certified Forest Therapy Guide does (1:45)How long does forest bathing take? (4:19)What the forest gives (5:46)Garden Meditation Day (6:38)Why Chelsi is a guide (8:22)How Chelsi became a guide (10:00)Finding you...

    • 19 min
    How Home Runs Help Plant Trees: Partnership with the Cleveland Guardians

    How Home Runs Help Plant Trees: Partnership with the Cleveland Guardians

    Sandee Reid, Davey’s vice president of corporate communications and strategic planning, talks about Davey’s partnership with the Cleveland Guardians and why reestablishing the tree canopy is so important. In this episode we cover: What is Swing for the Trees? (0:46)Which trees are planted through the program? (1:18)Where are the trees planted? (2:00)How the partnership began (2:32)Earth Week Sponsorship (3:42)Sandee's ceremonial first pitch (5:28)Why the Guardians? (5:45)Davey's ot...

    • 14 min
    How Preventative Healthcare for Your Trees Can Save Them

    How Preventative Healthcare for Your Trees Can Save Them

    Aaron Hoot from Davey's Dallas office talks about preventative tree healthcare, common problems that can be prevented and the importance of treating emerald ash borer on trees.In this episode we cover: Girdling roots (0:45)Proper planting practices (2:43))Looking for distress signals (4:25)Preventing emerald ash borer (6:13)How arborists conduct preventative checkups (10:35)Mistletoe pruning (17:57)How Aaron became an arborist (20:39)To find your local Davey office, check out our find a...

    • 24 min
    Importance of Diversity in the Landscape and Planting to Replace

    Importance of Diversity in the Landscape and Planting to Replace

    Josh Fritz from Hartney Greymont, a Davey company, in the Boston North Shore office, talks about Doug's dying oak forest and how he can slowly replace the trees that have succumbed to oak wilt, as well as why planting a diversity of species in your landscape is so important. In this episode we cover: Planting diversity (0:35)Street trees (2:03)What to replace a Bradford pear with (3:39)Replacing Doug's oak forest (5:32)Understory trees (7:25)Spring planting in Boston (8:51)Evergre...

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Angelwilco ,

Great interview format about trees

They pick really smart people to be on this show. I appreciate the knowledge these people share. I learn something with every episode.

Dumb Window ,

Good chill podcast

I like this show. It’s chill, talks about trees, doesn’t necessarily promote Davey services, and the people know what they’re talking about. It’s like sitting around with a bunch of tree dorks and having a beer. What could be better?

Talking Trees Fan ,

A weekly must listen!

Good information and the stories shared each week.

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