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At James P. Allen & Associates we want to make sure you have all the necessary information to care for and protect your trees. Here you will find a wide range of resources and links designed to help keep you up-to-date and informed...


  • Why should I hire a Consulting Arborist?


Arboriculture is a science and should only be practiced by a certified and licensed professional. Consulting Arborists bring years of experience and knowledge that will help provide the best care for your trees, which can increase the value of your home/property and ensure safety for you and your family. A thorough explanation published by the ISA can be found here.


  • How do I find an Consulting Arborist in my area?


The American Society of Consulting Arborists (ASCA) provides a wonderful tool that will allow you to search for Consulting Arborists in your area and verify their credentials. This tool can be found here.


  • How can I identify what kind of tree I have?


Tree identification is not easy as there are over 23,000 different kinds of trees in the world. The Arbor Day Foundation has a helpful, online tool that can help you identify your tree. This tool can be found here.

Local Tree Disease Information:
  • Sudden Oak Death - Sudden Oak Death is a tree disease caused by the plant pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. The disease kills some oak species and has had devastating effects on forests in California and Oregon.


  • Dutch Elm Disease - Dutch Elm Disease (DED) is caused by a member of the sac fungi (Ascomycota) affecting elm trees, and is spread by the elm bark beetle.


  • Anthracnose - Anthracnose is a group of diseases found on many deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs; some trees such as sycamore, ash, and evergreen elms can be noticeably blighted.


  • Pitch Canker - Pitch canker, a disease that affects many pine species, is caused by the fungus Fusarium circinatum.

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