Program corresponds with League’s 2nd Annual Green Week to be Hosted in April –

Trees for Wins with the Dallas Mavericks

Trees for Wins with the Dallas Mavericks

Trees for Wins

This season, the Mavs are implementing Trees for Wins, where a tree will be planted in Reverchon Park in Dallas for every win the Mavs get this season (at home and on the road). At the end of the season, the trees will be planted by citizen foresters and Mavs personnel and then cared for by The Dallas Parks and Recreation Department and Arborilogical Services -The Experts Your Trees Deserve. To date, 28 trees are slated to be planted.

Dallas Urban Forest Chair Gets
Bush Volunteer Award

Steve Houser’s the chair of the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, as well as the founder and former president of the Dallas Historic Tree Coalition (The DHTC web is under construction but is a partner of another great volunteer project initiated by Steve, Texas Tree Trails), which is “a local citizens’ group advocating protection and preservation of irreplaceable trees in urban

The President's Volunteer Service Award

landscapes.” In other words, the dude’s a tree-hugger — as evidenced by an Allison V. Smith photo of Houser actually hugging a tree in a 2002 High Profile.

In 2003, President Bush created the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to find ways to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our Nation. The Council brings together leaders from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, education, government, nonprofits, and the media. Read more …

Neil Sperry Answers for Arborilogical™ Services
Neil Sperry Live on the Radio

Neil Sperry Live on the Radio

Neil Sperry’s name has been synonymous with Texas gardening since 1970.He has broadcast over KRLD (1080 AM) in the Dallas/Fort Worth area since May, 1980. “Neil Sperry’s Texas Gardening” is heard Saturday and Sunday mornings 8 until 11. Additionally his daily and weekend radio programs are heard on more than 60 stations statewide via the Texas State Network.

Neil owns and publishes Neil Sperry’s GARDENS Magazine. He publishes an annual Texas Gardening Calendar which features another of his loves, garden photography. He is the author of Neil Sperry’s Complete Guide to Texas Gardening, the 4th best-selling gardening hardback in American history. Neil also is featured weekly in 20 Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star Telegram and the San Antonio Express News.

Neil has been recognized by his peers. He was selected as American Garden Communicator of the Year by the American Association of Nurserymen. The Texas Cooperative Extension of Texas A&M identified him as Man of the Year in Texas Agriculture. The Garden Writers Association of America has given his book, magazine, radio and television programs their top national awards.

Neil Sperry Plugs Arborilogical™ Services on His Radio Show!

Hear Neil’s Recommendation:

To my friends at Arborilogical Services: I thought you might enjoy hearing what I said on my program on your behalf on June 21, 2008. I meant every word of it. I’m proud to speak on your behalf!

Thanks, for all you do for our trees!

Neil Sperry

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North Texas Master Naturalists Gives 5000 Hour Volunteer Hour Pins to Two Arborilogical™ Employees!
Jim Varnum, Sara Beckelman, and Steve Houser Master Naturalists Exceed 5000 Volunteer Hours

Jim Varnum, Sara Beckelman, and Steve Houser Master Naturalists Exceed 5000 Volunteer Hours

Left to Right: Jim Varnum; Sara Beckelman, Past President of NT Master Naturalists; and Steve Houser. These members received their 5000 hour milestone pin – an amazing feat! Awards were given out at the NTMN September monthly meeting.Many us who find it difficult just to manage our 40 hour work week find it hard to grasp just how much time these folks give back to our community from their busy schedules and still have beaming smiles on their faces. Maybe we can get them to speak on there success and offer a course in Effective Volunteering!

To read more about the Master Naturalists in North Texas, please read their most recent newsletter the Dragonflyer. you can also visit their web site for membership, event and meeting information.

North Texas Master Naturalist Mission

To develop a corps of well informed volunteers, to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within our local communities.

Community Forestry Is Good Business By Lana Robinson

The country’s urban forest trees deserve and require proper management to achieve the maximum environmental benefit. Some communities are fortunate enough to have a municipal arborist on staff and a professional forestry program. Others, however, rely on citizen volunteers and local arborists working. Arborists rooted in community forestry programs find common ground with local citizens and enjoy the fruits of their labor in myriad ways.“The more people are in involved community forestry, the more they appreciate trees. They look at them in a little different light. In doing so, that bodes well for anybody in forestry or in the tree care business. The more they care, and understand, the better.” – Steve Houser

Community Forestry is Good Business
Reprinted from the
Tree Care Industry magazine

Steve Houser Answers for Neil Sperry

Neil Sperry, the definitive Texas horticulture expert, called upon Steve to answer a tree pruning question submitted from the a reader of his on-line Gardens Magazine. It required a precise and technical answer. Neil, a personal friend and professional colleague of Steve, knew he could count on him to not only to provide the answer but also to include sufficient easy-to-understand detail as to educate the public.

High Profile
Arborist/Horticulturalist Bill Seaman is published in
DHome, Dallas/Fort Worth’s premiere Home and Garden magazine.
Passionate About Dallas Trees
Trash Trees
Inconvenient. Messy. Disease prone. These trees are blacklisted by experts and disap-pearing from the Dallas landscape. But for many of us, they inspire passionate discourse.The archived article is also available on the DHome archive web site.
City of Dallas Receives Coveted Gold Leaf Award
Awarded for Outstanding Arbor Day Contributions at the Annual Texas Tree Conference in Waco, Texas, October 11, 2007.

Winning Climb, Texas Tree Climbing Championship, 2009
Miguel Pastenes of Arborilogical Services, Inc.

The Competitions
How did Arborilogical do in 2009 Texas Tree Climbing Championship overall?  Here are photos from TTCC 2009. Miguel did go to the ITCC in Rhode Island. How did he do there?  Arborilogical TTCC and ITCC Results. To see the complete results of the ITCC go to the ISA ITCC Results page;.
Companion Story by Carolyn Bush, Dallas County Master Gardner Association.

New estimates indicate it could be 500 years old, not 243. Another Dallas Morning News story by Jake Batsell after the measurement results were made public.

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Dallas Launches Survey of City’s Trees – Officials eager for more greenery and shade. A Dallas Morning News story by Allen Houston. Dallas Morning News, Monday, Sept. 18, 2006[PDF files – you need the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your PC]
2007 Texas Tree Climbing Championship Winner is none other than Arborilogical Services’ employee Vicente Navarro 2008 Texas Tree Climbing Championship Winner is Arborilogical Services’ Miguel Pastenes – AGAIN!!
2005 Texas Tree Climbing Championship Winner is Arborilogical Services’ Nicolas Martinez!! The 2006 TTCC winner is Arborilogical Services’ Miguel Pastenes
ASI Employee Miguel Pastenes Wins 2004 TTCC Title, Goes to International Championship 2004 Texas Tree Climbing Championship Slideshow – In two parts. Click on image #1 for Part 1 of the slide show. Click image #2 for Part 2.
Steve Houser, Owner and President of Arborilogical Services, Inc.  Receives Outstanding Professional Award Arborilogical Services’ Nicolas Martinez Wins 2003 Texas Tree Climbing Championship – March 2003
Neil Sperry and Arborilogical Arborilogical’s Leoncio Carlos wins 2002 Texas Tree Climbing Championship
Francisco Carlos of Arborilogical Services competed in the 2001 International Tree Climbing Championship Arborilogical’s Francisco Carlos wins 2001 Texas Tree Climbing Championship