“When people plant trees under which they may never sit, then you know that civilization has arrived.”

This disease, which is associated with a nematode, arrived in Massachusetts in 2021 and has been proliferating at an alarming rate.

The opposing attorney walked to- ward me jauntily. “So, have you heard the one about how many opinions one would receive when em- ploying 10 arborists to appraise a tree?”

I went around and around the ball until dizzy, loosening the soil and pruning roots as needed. After a ramp was created, I was able to access and cut the bottom of the root ball with the forks.

In retrospect, the fact that the client answered the door in a speedo gave credence to the whole case.

The Winter moth is a pesMale winter moth often seen in areas of the North Shore. They will feed on many deciduous hosts, but seem to prefer fruit trees (productive and ornamental) maple, ash and oak.