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Tree owner responsibilities

The law places an obligation on all of us to care for the wellbeing of others. This is often referred to a duty of care to others. For tree owners this means that you have a duty to care for anyone you can foresee entering your property (invited or not) or anyone using any neighbouring…

By Richard April 16, 2014 0

Irene downs beloved 80-year-old tree in Brooklyn

For more than 80 years, the giant elm stood its ground, weathering blizzards, winds, countless dogs, Dutch elm disease and perhaps that most menacing element of New York life – a residential building’s co-op board, which had threatened to have it cut down amid claims its roots were causing plumbing problems. But the much-loved and hotly…

By Richard August 30, 2011 0

Did Drought Kill Advance Civillisations?

Major droughts may have spurred the demise of multiple cultures and cities in pre-Hispanic Mexico over the last millennium. A new study, which used tree rings to add many hundreds of years to the region’s climate record, pinpointed four severe droughts in the region over the last 1,200 years. Some were far more intense and…

By Richard February 10, 2011 0