How Do I Select an Arborist? - From ISA Texas
There are a variety of things to consider when selecting an arborist which include:
- Look for membership in a professional organization such as the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), the National Arborist Association (NAA) or the American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA).
- Check in the phone directory yellow pages for those arborists who advertise as ISA Certified Arborists or display the official logo of the ISA Certified Arborist.
- Ask for proof of insurance and then phone the insurance company if you are not satisfied.
- Ask for references to find out where the company has done work similar to the work you are requesting.
- Unless you know and are comfortable with the arborist, get more than one estimate. Be wary of individuals who go door-to-door and offer bargains for performing tree work. Good arborists will only perform accepted practices. For example, practices such as topping a tree or using climbing spikes on live trees are not necessary.
- Don't only accept the low bid. Compare all of the above to the bids.
A Natural History of North Central Texas - links and a central source for things natural in North Texas. Great to add to your library.
Early Forest (photos)
TEXAS PARKS AND WILDLIFE
You Grow Girl - online community with a 'contemporary, laid-back approach to gardening.'
Landshare - Land sharing program in England for growing gardens.
American Community Garden Association - Starting a Community Garden
City of Dallas
Green Cities: Good Health - Urban Forestry/Urban Greening Research
CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AND EDUCATION SITES
Student Conservation Association - conservation internships and summer trail crew opportunities.
Time To Recycle - North Central Texas community recycling information
Call 811 when you need to find utilities in your yard or parkway.
ISA Texas ChapterAudubon Texas
: Forestry - Complete Tree Guide
The Dallas GIS ROADMAP MODEL for Urban Tree Planning and Planting: The Potential Urban Forest of Dallas, Texas (8/10)
The Ultimate Tree-Ring Web Pages (Dendrochronology)
Measurement - Texas Tree Trails
How to measure trees at a nursery (E-How) (ANLA Standards)
INSECTS IN THE CITY - Extension Office
TEXAS OAK WILT INFORMATION PARTNERSHIP