Michigan

Repopulating the Giants: Update

We previously introduced many of you to Archangel Ancient Tree Archives of Michigan. Our own Joe Aiken, took a road trip with Jason Kappen and Team Bartlett, joining this group on a mission to obtain new growth tissue from large old-growth redwood and sequoias in California. Along with a number of phenomenal climbers from around the country, Joe […]

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Treating the Largest Ash Tree in North America

Over ten years ago, Arborjet’s Regional Technical Manager, Joe Aiken along with Arborjet adopted the largest ash tree in North America. The gargantuan tree is located on a private residence, north of Travers City, Michigan. “It is 88 inches in diameter and when you see pictures you realize how big that is,” said Aiken. “We […]

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The Oak Wilt Crisis in Michigan

Oak Wilt was first discovered in Texas where it currently infects over seventy-six counties and almost every city in the central part of the state. Individuals and municipalities have been battling oak wilt in the mid-west for years and now it occurs in twenty-one states. Oak Wilt is an up and coming problem in Michigan, so Arborjet’s Regional Technical Manager, Joe Aiken filled us in on the current situation.

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Repopulating the Giants: A Great Adventure

On Thursday, May 26, Joe Aiken, Arborjet’s Great Lakes Regional Technical Manager, along with team members from Bartlett Arborist Supply and the Archangel Ancient Tree Archive left Michigan to collect this year’s new growth to propagate sequoia and redwood trees. A number of phenomenal climbers from around the country were involved in this great adventure. […]

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The Michigan Oak Wilt Crisis

Originally published December 2014 Oak Wilt has been on the rise in Michigan and recently there has been such a spike that it has become an epidemic, especially on the west side of the state. It has spread across the state so anyone that has oak trees here should be aware and be monitoring for […]

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