Welcome to Mountain Top Arboriculture
United States is a home to great summits known for their flora. The organization focuses on mountains in Washington where it is based. It studies mountains like Mount Rainier, Mount Baker, Mount Adams, Mount Olympus, Mount Stuart, and Abercrombie Mountain. While most parts of Mt. Ranier are covered with mushrooms and fungi, trees and bushes make up the others such as Mt. Olympus. Wildflowers also make up the Abercrombie Mountain. Some of these are heart-leaved arnica, fireweed, queen’s cup larkspur, subalpine daisy, rattlesnake plantain, twisted stalk, and parrot’s beak. Trees like Engelmann spruce, Alaska yellow cedar, Whitebark pine, mountain hemlock, Noble fir, and Bosnian pine were some trees that Mountain Top Arboriculture studies. The studying of these trees is a long process of trial and error and researching. First, the members do an ocular observation in the site. Trees are identified and selected. Pictures of trees and plant life as well as sample parts are taken back to the office for analysis. Samples are sent to the laboratory for further study. Then, diagnosis of disorders follows. Trees with diseases are labelled and monitored. Appropriate treatment is provided for these certain trees. Follow-up and evaluation are still needed to ensure that infected trees are totally treated. Meanwhile, healthy plants are observed and assessed for more data.
Organization’s researchers make use of plant database in America which provides standardized data on vascular plants, liverworts, mosses, lichens, and hornworts of the US. They also utilize the Internet by reading scientific journals and articles on plant life and its latest discoveries. Professional growth of members is ensured through attendance in arboriculture expos, seminars, and workshops conducted by related and reliable institutions. Findings of studies and researches are then shared to the public in comprehensible pieces of information to promote awareness of tree care and benefits.