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National Arbor Day 2013 April 26
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International Society of Arboriculture

 www.isa-arbor.com    Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.  I am a proud member of ISA and an Official Certified Arborist.  I strive to maintain high standards of professionalism and safety in all areas of my business.   I attend regular conferences and trainings to 
stay up to date on latest trends, safety concerns and other pertinent info.

Bird House Tips



Bird House Tips

 
Black-capped chickadees,  Prothonotary Warbler, House Wrens, Deer Mice, and Flying Squirrels (entrance hole 1 1/8”)/Eastern BlueBird (1 ½”)
 
1)   Position the birdhouse so it’s opening does not face into direct sunlight or prevailing winds. Full or partial shade will help keep the house cooler, and a more protected location will be safer.
 
2)   Clean the birdhouse seasonally or whenever a family of birds vacates the premises. Remove all nesting debris and rinse the house with a sanitizing solution of one part bleach and nine parts water.

It's All About The Trees...

"The cultivation of trees is the cultivation of the good, the beautiful, and the ennobling in man, and for one, I wish to see it become universal."

J. Sterling Morton

Founder of National Arbor Day

Greetings, I hope this message finds you well and enjoying your summer.  

Here in the Berkshires we are very fortunate to have a vast array of forests and trees to appreciate. 
 
WIth that joy and privilege comes  a responsibility. We have the responsibility to care for and manage our trees to help insure a good future for them.

National Arbor Day 2013 April 26

“Each generation takes the Earth as Trustees” J. Sterling Morton(Founder of National Arbor Day Holiday)  

 National Arbor Day Celebration-Coming to a town near you?  

 How would you like to be a part of a Local Network of people who are doing something positive for both our health and our future?   We have a great opportunity here in the Berkshires to take positive action towards investing in our future and insuring both the growth and beauty of our landscapes.

Edible Landscapes




"Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help.  Gardening is an instrument of grace."     
-Mary Sarton 






Want to save money on your grocery bills?

Want to invest in your landscape and increase your home value?

Looking for way to improve your health and benefit the environment at the same time?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then perhaps Edible Landscaping is for you.

I was recently asked to give a talk at the Spring Tonic Festival in Lenox this month (March 23, 2013) and I have had the great opportunity to spend some time learning about ways to incorporate Edible Plants into the design work that I do.

SOIL?-What's in it for me?

The quality of your soil can greatly impact the health and nutrition of the plants in you yard.  Which in turn can greatly affect the overall value of your home.  Studies have shown that a healthy yard complete with well chosen plants and healthy turf can increase home re-sell value by up to 10%.

And it all begins with the health of your soil....

Your soil is filled with millions of microorganisms, worms, and insects...along with many minerals and organic matter..it is truly a living organism and just like humans.

Mission



Company President Scott Harrington Lenox, MA Landscape Design and Implementation




At Scott Harrington's Home, Tree and Yard Care Service, I improve the quality of your home/landscape in a way thats good for the environment  and good for your health.

Values: Personal. Creative. Professional

  • Provide superior customer service
  • Protect the quality of the environment
  • Encourage innovation/creativity
  • Practice sustainable development
  • Offer educational opportunities
  • Utilize locally sourced services/products
  • Use all natural/organic products whenever possible
  • Build community connections

Testimonials



"I am so pleased with the landscaping Scott has done at my home.  He brings a tremendous amount of energy and stamina to his work as well as great sensitivity and intelligence in determining which plants to prune and what to remove.  He understood what I wanted to accomplish and offered many suggestions, including natural, non-toxic treatments for a variety of problems.  His work is definitely a cut above." 

Laine G. 
Pittsfield, MA


"Scott, many thanks for your timely and thorough work on our lawn.

Resources

Calendar


1)New England Grows Conference 
Boston, MA  February 6-8th.
A great place to learn about hot new trends, network with regional experts and have some fun! I am going this year.

2)Spring Tonic: Celebrating All Things Locally Grown 
Saturday March, 23rd 
12noon to 12:30 
Lenox, Library  http://lenoxlib.org/

I will be giving a short presentation here on Edible Landscapes. introducing some medicinal/edible plants that are available here in the Berkshires.
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