Photographer Samuel Orr took photos out of the window of his house for 15 months, then put the accumulated 40,000 photographs into this amazing time-lapse video.
The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) 2012 annual conference was held in Portland, OR. The Pacific Northwest afforded the opportunity to experience some of the world’s largest trees in Washington’s Olympic National Park and along the Oregon coast.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,700 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.
This banner caught my attention as I drove home from my Thursday weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Cleveland. Heading south on W. 25th St. from Detroit Ave toward Lorain Ave, I saw this banner hung on the fence in front of the Kan Zaman Middle Eastern Restaurant & Bakery.
Of course, I HAD to get a picture of it, so I quickly turned around and went pack to the Kan Zaman parking lot. There, in front of the banner, was a section of new concrete, where clearly the tree pictured on the banner had once been.
And, there, looming large above the north end of the parking lot, stood the large billboard for Cleveland’s Country Music Station, WGAR 99.5. Score one for the billboard industry!
The International Society of Arboriculture presented its Honorary Life Membership Award of Distinction to Tom Mugridge at its 88th annual conference in Portland, OR on Sunday evening August 12, 2012. The award is granted to ISA members who have contributed materially and substantially to the progress of arboriculture and have given unselfishly in their efforts to support arboriculture.
Thirty years ago, Tom Mugridge became a member of ISA. He recognized the importance of giving back to the industry supporting his livelihood. This year, we honor Mugridge with ISA’s Honorary Life Membership for his dedication to the profession and his support of the advancement of arboriculture.
A resident of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and former president of the Ohio ISA Chapter, Mugridge was one of the earliest of Ohio’s certified arborists to pass the ISA Arborist Certification exam and obtain his credential. Always on the forefront of best practices in the field, Mugridge is known to set the highest professional standards for himself, while networking and sharing what he learns with other arborists.
Mugridge, general manager of Forest City Tree Protection Company, actively serves on the ISA Membership Committee with an interest in continually evaluating how ISA can best serve its members.
Tom is the 4th individual from the Forest City Tree Protection Co to receive this prestigious award, following W. P. Lanphear, Jr in ‘1963, Bill Lanphear in 1988, & Lauren Lanphear in 1996.
CONGRATULATIONS, TOM !
This past weekend was a big day of celebration at the Forest City Tree Protection Co. On Friday March 30, 2012 we enjoyed a cake from Archie’s Hough Bakery in honor of Tom Mugridge’s birthday (March 29) AND in honor of Karen Fellenstein upon her retirement after more than 31 years.
Karen Fellenstein started at FCTP on November 10, 1980. FCTP President, Lauren Lanphear stated, “She was my first hire. No doubt I got that one right!!!”
Karen grew up in Euclid, graduating from Euclid High School where she followed the business course of studies. She now resides in Munson with her husband, Don of over 40 years. Her two sons, David & Chris both worked summers at Forest City Tree Protection.
Karen served as our secretary for nearly 20 years, then in 2000 assumed the role bookkeeper. Her last duties were training our new bookkeeper, Michelle Andree.
CONGRATULATIONS to Karen on her retirement and Tom on his birthday (the 29th anniversary of his 29th birthday). We will miss you, Karen. Enjoy your time together with Don.