Tree Handling News

  • Confronting Labor Exploitation in the Developed World

    Seasonal Pressure and Migrant Labor The toys and gifts traditionally exchanged during the holiday season are produced year-round, often in countries where labor standards come under regular scrutiny. In developed countries, however, while not usually considered a high exploitation risk, production of seasonal items and, in particular, items with short shelf lives puts great pressure on ...


    By SGS

  • Morbark Awarded NJPA Contract

    The National Joint Power Alliance (NJPA) has awarded Morbark, Inc., with a four-year contract to provide NJPA members with medium-duty and compact construction and maintenance equipment. The contract (#042815-MBI), which officially began May 19, 2015, also covers related attachments, accessories and supplies. “We’re extremely pleased to have our proposal chosen by the NJPA,” ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Boxer Equipment Introduces 900HD Compact Utility Loader

    Morbark, Inc., the manufacturer of the Boxer line of compact utility loaders, has introduced the all-new Boxer 900HD. The 900HD made its trade show debut at the TCI Expo in Hartford, Ct., held Nov. 13-15, 2014, and will be shown in Morbark’s booth (#8013) at The ARA Rental Show this week in New Orleans. The model is scheduled to begin production in April 2015. Designed from the ground up to ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Root hydraulic conductance linked to trees` post-transplant recovery

    Survival of field-grown trees grown for transplanting into landscapes depends on many factors, such as transplant timing and tree size. Species-specific characteristics also contribute to trees' ability to withstand and survive environmental stresses. In a newly published study researchers report on the relationship between tree roots' hydraulic conductance -- the roots' ability to take up water ...

  • Morbark establishes Boxer equipment distributor network

    Since acquiring the Boxer Equipment line from Mertz Manufacturing, LLC, at the end of 2012, Morbark, Inc., has been working to establish a worldwide distributor network for the compact utility loaders. Boxer Equipmentdistributors signed in the past seven months are: Abele Tractor & Equipment Company, Inc., in Albany, N.Y. AGC Irrigation Supplies & Equipment, with three ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Morbark honors top dealers

    Morbark, Inc., is proud to recognize four of its top dealers. Columbus Equipment Company was named Industrial Dealer of the Year for the second straight year, while Alexander Equipment Company, Nortrax Northeast, and Schmidt Equipment, Inc., earned Gold Tier Dealer status for their tree care products divisions. “Morbark’s dealers are instrumental to our customers’ ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Tree Donations Reforest Devastated Areas from Hurricanes and Drought

    Resource Environmental Solutions (RES), founded in Baton Rouge, a national ecological restoration company, with operations in Louisiana, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, donated 2,500 live oak and cypress trees throughout 57 parishes in Louisiana including Orleans and surrounding parishes, announced CEO Elliott Bouillion. With the unanimous passing of HCR86 on May 8, 2013, RES ...

  • Vermeer receives 2013 NAEDA Dealer’s Choice Award

    In March, the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) released its 2013 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey and inaugural Dealer’s Choice awards. Vermeer Corporation received the top overall rating in this survey and was awarded “Dealer’s Choice” in the Ag/Shortline Manufacturer category. “We are honored to have achieved the highest score in the recent ...


    By Vermeer

  • Morbark, Inc. Acquires Boxer Equipment from Mertz Manufacturing

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, sawmill, recycling, forestry and biomass chipping, and grinding equipment, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Boxer Equipment, a product line of Mertz Manufacturing, LLC (Mertz), that manufactures and globally markets a full line of compact utility loaders (also known as mini-skid steers) and attachments. As part of the ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Book Byte: We Can Reforest the Earth

    Protecting the 10 billion acres of remaining forests on earth and replanting many of those already lost are both essential for restoring the earth’s health. Since 2000, the earth’s forest cover has shrunk by 13 million acres each year, with annual losses of 32 million acres far exceeding the regrowth of 19 ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Brick kiln emissions affect crop yields, study finds

    Hydrogen fluoride emissions from brick kilns have been found to damage trees and crops in new studies conducted by an international team of scientists in the Peshawar area of northern Pakistan. Peshawar has 450 brick kilns and hydrogen fluoride is also released by factories making aluminium, ceramics, and ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Introducing Vermeer™ Net and Rebel™ Net from Vermeer Corporation

    Today, Vermeer Corporation introduces the newest partner in its forage product line with Vermeer brand netwrap – Vermeer™ Net, available for 4’ and 5’ balers, and Rebel™ net, designed for Vermeer Rebel® Series Balers. Featuring superior net strength for ultimate bale protection, Vermeer brand netwrap is produced in a unique green, black and white color scheme for ...


    By Vermeer

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County, Pennsylvania on Aug. 23

    NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 23, in portions of Haverford Township, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito ...

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Northumberland County on Aug. 17

    The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 17, in portions of the City of Sunbury, Northumberland Borough and West Chillisquaque Township, Northumberland County, to control adult mosquito ...

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Luzerne County on Aug. 17, 18

    The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evenings of Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 17 and 18, in portions of Wilkes-Barre, Plains Township, Wilkes-Barre Township and Edwardsville Borough, Luzerne ...

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Delaware County on Aug. 16

    NORRISTOWN, Pa., Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 16, in portions of Upper and Lower Chichester townships, Delaware County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the ...

  • DEP Announces Mosquito Spraying Set for Bucks County, PA on Aug. 10

    The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 10, in portions of Bristol Township, Bucks County, to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11. High populations ...

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Crawford County on Aug. 8

    The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 8, in portions of Harmonsburg, Summit Township in Crawford County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, the spraying will be rescheduled. High populations of adult ...

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Lancaster County, Pennsylvania on Aug. 8

    The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Monday, Aug. 8, in portions of Warwick and Rapho Townships and Lititz and Mount Joy Boroughs in Lancaster County to control adult mosquito populations. High populations of adult nuisance mosquitoes ...

  • Mosquito Spraying Set for Lancaster County on July 26

    The Department of Environmental Protection will apply treatments the evening of Tuesday, July 26, in portions of Penn and Warwick townships and Lititz and Manheim boroughs in Lancaster County to control adult mosquito populations. In the event of rain, ...

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