Tree Health News

  • Countries celebrate World Olive Day with IOC grants

    In order to bring the IOC closer to its member countries and increase the visibility of the Organisation, on 2 September the Executive Secretariat published a call for proposals for grants to co-finance celebrations of World Olive Day (26 November) in IOC member countries. The idea is to set up an annual celebration of World Olive Day across all member countries, through simultaneous events ...

  • Morbark Debuts Track Chipper, Tree Care Product Updates at TCI Expo

    Morbark, LLC, will debut the Beever M18R Track Tree and Brush Chipper, as well as improvements to its Tree Care Products lines, at the TCI Expo today at the Baltimore Convention Center. Morbark is a leading manufacturer of equipment used in forestry, recycling, tree care, landscaping, sawmill and biomass markets. “We first saw the need for a tracked version of our 18″ capacity ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Ecological thermal weed-killing system with hot foam

    The “Schiumone”  (Big Foam)  is an  ecological thermal weed-killing machine for vineyards and tree crops in general, able to produce hot foam and distribute it a targeted way under the rows of the trees. When the temperature of the vegetable fiber exceeds 60° occurs the collapse of the proteins and within a few days the drying of the same. Since the foam has an ...

  • Cardinal Equipment Expands Morbark Territory, Adds Tree Care Product Line

    Morbark, LLC, is pleased to announce the territory and product line expansion of Cardinal Equipment, Inc. Cardinal, previously a Morbark industrial equipment dealer and distributor for the Boxer line of compact utility loaders, will now offer Morbark Tree Care Products in Ontario, Canada, south of the 46th parallel. Cardinal opened a new location in Port Perry, Ontario, to help facilitate this ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Vineland Researchers Developing Improved Propagation Trays

    A good start in life can go a long way in ensuring good health in the future. That’s just as true for tree as it is for people. And Vineland Research and Innovation Centre scientist Darby McGrath is leading a team to make sure young trees get off to the very best start in life they can. McGrath and her team are working on new propagation trays that they say improve root structure and ...

  • Ambrosia beetle spreads dangerous avocado pathogen

    As the laurel wilt pathogen casts a cloud over the $100-million-a-year Florida avocado industry, University of Florida researchers continue to look for clues to prevent the pathogen from spreading. The main culprit has been the redbay ambrosia beetle, which has infected millions of native redbay and swampbay trees with the laurel wilt pathogen, but it is rarely seen in commercial avocado ...


    By University of Florida

  • Best Line Equipment Becomes Morbark Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Best Line Equipment as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for the Philadelphia area as well as Western Pennsylvania. Best Line also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • European trees planted in China to identify potentially invasive species in our forests

    Most of the exotic species which attack plants in Europe now come from Asia. INRA scientists, together with teams from the Academy of Sciences in Beijing and the Forestry University in Zhejiang have devised a new method for detecting potential invaders in their region of origin before they are introduced on another continent. European sentinel trees were planted in China for four years, and ...

  • Drones and Dogs Deployed In Battle to Save the Guacamole

    With the killers hiding in the trees, heat-sensing drones are launched into the air. When their whereabouts are narrowed, the dogs are sent in. When it comes to protecting the world's supply of guacamole, no weapon can be spared. On subtropical farmland in South Florida, researchers are doing battle with the deadly fungus, laurel wilt, which is spread by a tiny beetle and has the potential to ...


    By Associated Press

  • Trees in urban areas may improve mental health

    Doctors prescribe fewer antidepressants in urban areas with more trees on the street, according to recent UK research. The study examined the link between mental health and wellbeing and the presence of trees in London neighbourhoods. Its findings support the idea that maintaining a link to nature, even in an urban area, may help provide a healthy living environment. Natural features ...

  • EPA Settles with DuPont over Violations of Federal Pesticide Laws that Led to Widespread Tree Deaths and Damage

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with the E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). DuPont will pay a $1,853,000 penalty to resolve allegations that the company failed to submit reports to EPA about potential adverse effects of an herbicide product called ...

  • Canada puts oil exploitation before forests

    Detailed evidence that Canada’s vast natural areas are undergoing major changes because of climate change is produced in a new report by Natural Resources Canada. The government body describes problems with disappearing glaciers, sea level rise, melting permafrost and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Climate change damages Europe’s forests

    Climate change is here, it’s happening now, and for the last few decades it has been demonstrably bad news for many of Europe’s forests. An international team of researchers say in a report from the European Forest Institute that climate change is altering the environment, and it is long-lived ecosystems like forests that are particularly ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Ash dieback in the UK: how will it affect the rest of the woodland ecosystem?

    Ash dieback in the UK is likely to lead to the extinction or decline of over 50 species which are reliant on or highly associated with this tree, including mosses, lichens and beetles, a new study suggests. The researchers recommend that the ash trees are not felled but left to die naturally and in time replaced with mixtures of species such as beech and sycamore which support similar woodland ...

  • Morbark Signs Bailey’s, Inc., as Tree Care Products, Boxer Equipment Dealer

    Morbark, Inc., a leading manufacturer of tree care, forestry, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is pleased to announce it has signed a contract adding Bailey’s, Inc., as the exclusive Morbark® tree care products dealer for Northern California. Bailey’s also becomes a Boxer® Equipment distributor; all North American Boxer distributors have non-exclusive territories. ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • OSHA issues hazard bulletin to safeguard tree care workers

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today issued a hazard bulletin about preventing worker fatalities from falls and falling objects in tree care work. "Too many tree care workers are being hurt or killed by well-known industry dangers that can be prevented if employers take the necessary precautions," said Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor ...

  • New research project addresses national priorities in combating the threat of tree diseases

    New diseases are posing significant risks to tree health and plant biosecurity.UK Government Research Councils, DEFRA, Forestry Commission and Scottish Government, are together investing £7M to fund seven new projects to help address threats to UK forests, woods and trees. Bangor University is a partner in one of these projects in collaboration with the Universities of Stirling and ...

  • USDA Invests in Research to Convert Beetle-Killed Trees into Renewable Energy

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it has awarded nearly $10 million to a consortium of academic, industry and government organizations led by Colorado State University (CSU) and their partners to research using insect-killed trees in the Rockies as a sustainable feedstock for bioenergy. The award, provided under the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), is part ...

  • Scientists oppose logging bills in Congress

    More than 200 biologists, ecologists and other scientists are urging Congress to defeat legislation they say would destroy critical wildlife habitat by setting aside U.S. environmental laws to speed logging of burned trees at Yosemite National Park and other national forests and wilderness areas across the West. The experts say two measures pushed by pro-logging interests ignore a growing ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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

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