Water, Ice, Dust and Fire!
A Story of Illinois Soil by Gilbert A Smith
ISA Certified Master Arborist
Fall Colors by Gilbert A SmithWhy is it that Illinois is called “The Prairie State” ? Why is our climax forest ‘Oak/Hickory‘ when just 50 miles east in Michigan the climax forest is ‘Beech/Maple’ and why do most of our trees grow 30% shorter than they do almost everywhere else: North, South, East, or West? Many texts say that our harsh climate inhibits the growth of many trees, (USDA zone map) but you are hearing it here first, THE REAL REASON IS THE SOIL.Read More