Friday, June 24, 2016

Tree Doctors



Parker and Reed, two University of Minnesota students, are working this summer with RainbowTree Care. When I met them this last Thursday morning while walking Wild Wendy, these tree doctors were working valiantly to save this boulevard tree from Dutch Elm disease.  They clean the bark and clear away the turf around the surface roots, drill some holes and then infuse them with chemicals that are supposed to keep the tree from succumbing to the disease.  Both of these friendly and personable young men are from Buffalo, Minnesota; Parker attends the University in Duluth and Reed goes to the U.  in the Twin Cities.  Their personalities  and work ethic are going to make them successful in their careers. I still miss teaching young people this age!


“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 
― John Muir

12 comments:

  1. Belas fotografias dos Sr. Doutores.
    Um abra├žo e bom fim de semana.
    Andarilhar

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    1. Translation (Portuguese=Beautiful photographs of Mr. Doctors. A hug and good weekend. Andarilha

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  2. Two very good looking young men! I wish them much success. I also hope their efforts with the tree pay off.

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  3. So good to see young people appreciating the importance of trees, lovely post Kate ­čśâ

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  4. Fine-looking people. They're doing a good work for sure. That disease is responsible for so many dead trees!

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  5. Good for Parker and Reed. They are doing a great job. Also like your portraits.
    The Wise Acres restaurant is within range for you. I recommend you give it a try.

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  6. An important job they are doing.
    Hope they will have time and money for a bit of holiday over the summer.

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  7. Hopefully it helps- one sees so few elm trees.

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  8. Fine young men who know the importance of healthy trees! They look like they really enjoy their work.

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  9. I hope this "medicine" works. It looks like the tree definitely needs some doctoring.

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  10. Nice guys to treat the tree, I have never heard of the "Dutch Elm disease" before. We just know it as Elm disease.

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  11. Goede jongens! I hope the ilness can stop. It can killing all branches.

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