Acts of God and Other Silly Notions of Trees

May 3, 2022

Adjusting Insurance Claims Acts of God: If you are in the business of adjusting insurance claims, you have no doubt heard this scenario numerous times: “There was this incredible wind out of nowhere, and the next thing I knew my huge tree fell through my roof.” Another often repeated theme goes like this: “It must’ve […]

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Professional Favors: To Do or Not to Do

March 15, 2022

What about those professional favors? Do you see the value in those? I enjoy reading posts from a few select authors on LinkedIn. One of those authors is Lisa Stambaugh, a content writer, who has a legion of informed and intelligent posters.  She is like Susan Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, in that both remind me […]

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The Most Misunderstood Component

February 1, 2022

The most misunderstood component in a consulting assignment is fertilizers and fertilization. Of course, there are many other components, such as  wrongful death and personal injury assignments that inculcate differences from breach of contract or negligence in the marketplace disputes. But the most misunderstood component of fertilizers and fertilization is especially true of landscape architects […]

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The Settlement Mystery of Trees and Landscapes

December 14, 2021

The Settlement Mystery of Trees and Landscapes Nothing evokes frustration, anger, and other awkward reactionary behavior like a claim for trees or landscapes. Something unexplainable occurs when the subject of appraising trees and landscapes occurs. The same thing happens in legal disputes. Pros simply don’t know how to approach just compensation regarding trees and landscapes. […]

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Coconuts, Palm Trees, & Personal Injury

December 7, 2021

Coconuts, Palm Trees, & Personal Injury: Landscape Architects Beware! Palm trees are the poster child for anything tropical. They muster the emotions of going on vacation to an expensive island where grapes will be popped into the visitor’s mouth. Rum drinks and sunsets. Parrots and blue waters. And personal injury, and lawsuits. No other regional […]

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New Tree Species and Varieties

May 6, 2021

New Tree Species and Varieties. Coming to Your Town Soon. The World Tree Organization (WTO) has just released three new species of trees permitted to be grown in cities and private landscapes. This much-awaited list came at the expense of many who wanted more ornamental varieties introduced to the landscape. Frederick Birch, president of the […]

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Desktop Review: Landscape Architects Beware

November 17, 2020

Landscape Architects Beware: An attorney defending a landscape installer for breach of contract asked for my review of the matter. Mediation was three weeks away. The allegation was that the plant material installed in a new commercial project did not rise to the level of acceptance or marketability. That allegation was spot on. The attorney […]

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