Joe Aiken takes us back in time for an engaging look at the history of arboriculture. He’ll examine tree care artifacts like a home-made tree climbing harness from the 1940s and an early innovation to a cross-cut saw. Some tree care equipment hasn’t changed much, and some of it has transformed completely into what we use today.

This webinar also includes a history of invasive species such as the Gypsy Moth, the Emerald Ash Borer, and others. Aiken explains why history may help determine what the next invasive species could be. Also included is a look at the evolution of plant health care and how the industry is moving away from using harsh chemicals.

Joe is an ISA Certified Arborist, the Curator of the Arboricultural Historical Society, President of the Michigan Arboricultural Society Foundation, and a Senior Technical Manager at Arborjet.

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