Life is not easy for trees in an urban environment.
Choosing a species of tree to plant is a daunting task. There are a number of variables to consider.
At Bluestone we recognize the importance of keeping valuable resources local. We are a 100% recycling tree company – nothing goes to waste.
1845 – that is approximately the year this oak tree began its life, in what is now Seminary Park.
It’s amazing to think about all the changes that have occurred since then. More than 100 years later, when the Seminary Memorial Plaza was built in the 1990s, the already huge white oak was showing sign of health issues. Root decay was becoming evident on the west side of the tree.
We are in our critical year of the Emerald Ash Borer here in southern Indiana, the invasive beetle that is killing nearly all of the Ash trees. There still may be time to save some trees but it is unlikely.