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Jim Hyland

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returns 12/11/2016
I am an expert in Forestry, Forest Entomology, Forest Pest Control, and Forest Health. Extensive knowledge in Identification of insects and diseases of trees. Expert on Bark beetles and other insects that attack forests. Also a Registrated Forester with extensive knowledge in the management and care of forests.

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2016-11-14 Liquidambar tree roots:

This is one of the invasive type trees with roots that will cause problems with sidewalks, driveways, sewer pipes and other water pipes. It is not a good tree for a yard. I seldom recommend removing a

2016-11-07 neighbor's tree:

Over time the oak roots will grow under the driveway and lift the cement. If trees are too close to pavement, or if compacted soil forces large roots to grow very near the soil surface, roots can eventually

2016-11-02 How deep are roots?:

Douglas Fir-- Generally the roots system is within the first 24-36 inches of soil and extends out about 1 1/2 times the width of the branches in all directions. Firs have a tap roots system also that will

2016-09-28 Liquid Amber Mature Trees:

It is very difficult to spray insecticide on the foliage of large trees, But these caterpillars usually migrate down the trunk to pupate in the ground. I would spray the trunks up to six feet with an insecticide

2016-09-25 Blue spruce bark wound:

Conifers like spruce produce sap and this helps seal the wound and speds up healing. Over time the tree will grow tissue and heal over the wound. IF there is any loose bark on the wound this can be cut

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