Split Stem – Tree Repair

Here is an interesting case from two years ago, a heavy wet snow split the stem of a yew.  We cleared off the snow, drilled holes in the stem and bolted the tree back together upright.  Two years later, the tree  is healing around the bolts and doing great.



Winter 2009-2010



Fall 2012

Fall 2012

A Dog on a Mission

Pets will often use their great sense of smell and hearing to locate visitors to your home.  Customers often point to an area that a dog or cat will stare at indicating an animal, such as a mouse, in the area.  I was just reading the Fall/Winter Issue of Sanctuary, published by the Mass Audobon Society.  THe issue is title, “All Through the House,” and is about how our homes exist in the landscape both using resources and providing resources to wildlife.  The entire magazine is full of great articles, as always, but the one titled, “A Dog of Singular Intent,” (link to it provided) is an entertaining story about a dog obsessed with the rodents at the house.
-Lauren Greenhow, General Manager,
GreenHow, Inc. GreenHow.com.
Effective Organic & Low Impact Solutions, Lawn Care, Pest Control & Termite Control in Newton and Metro Boston

Ants of New England-Booksigning

At the Harvard Museum of Natural History on Thursday, November 29th at 6 pm, ecologist and author  Aaron Ellison will give a lecture and have a booksigning for the new regional ant guide, Ants of New England.  This event is free with free parking at the 52 Oxford St Garage. 

-Lauren Greenhow, General Manager, GreenHow, Inc.

GreenHow.com. Effective Organic and Low Impact Solutions, Lawn Care, Pest Control and Termite Control in Newton and Metro Boston.

Lost Ladybug Project

In the fall, many customers call in about ladybugs swarming the sides of the house or infesting the windows.  If you happen to see ladybugs, don’t be too alarmed, they won’t infest a structure, they are more of a nuisance and can be simply vaccuumed up if they are causing an issuing.  If you notice a ladybug, consider sparking your child’s interest in biology by having them take a picture and sending it to the Lost Ladybug Project.  The Lost Ladybug Project is a program that encourages kids to look for, identify (if possible) and take pictures of ladybugs they find.

-Lauren Greenhow, General Manager, GreenHow, Inc.

GreenHow.com. Effective Organic & Low Impact Solutions, Lawn Care, Pest Control & Termite Control in Newton and Metro Boston.