We Get Kids THINKING About Trees


Arbor Rangers ™ are kids who LOVE trees and recognize their value and importance in our community lives. As young Foresters of Urban Nature, they help to protect & defend our natural resources as good tree stewards and invite you to learn about these marvelous plants by sharing in their adventures!

The Arbor Rangers ™ educational outreach program is supported primarily by the arborist services* performed for Indianapolis, IN area clients by Jeff Harris and his associates (Arbor Rangers, LLC).
*Arborist service clients: Please use the CLIENT SUPPORT link in the CONTACT US menu.


Girdling Roots – The Silent Tree Killer

What are girdling roots? Where do they come from? What can you do about them?

How Soil Tests Can Help with Tree Selection

One of the biggest challenges in establishing newly planted trees is poor soil conditions. How can a soil test affect your selection?

Collecting soil samples
How To Plant A Tree

What is the proper way to plant a tree for long-term success? Does it really matter?

Keep Indianapolis Beautiful team demonstrates the latest techniques in tree planting.
Watering Trees – How Much?

Providing adequate water for your trees can be a challenge. Here are some ways to make that chore a little bit easier.

Related article: Heat & Drought Stress – Will Your Trees Survive?

Watering a Magnolia Tree
What Does a Tree Think of Pruning?

The most common method of training and developing healthy tree growth is by means of proper pruning. It’s really not just simply lopping off limbs. There’s science behind it!

Tree pruning
Are LICHENS Bad For Trees?

“I’ve got some kind of creepy fungus all over my tree! Will it kill my tree?” Find out if lichens are worth your worry!

Are planting new trees in YOUR future? Great! But before you do…

Call before you dig!

DON’T TAKE CHANCES! Call 8-1-1 BEFORE you dig!

Knowing where underground utility lines are buried before each digging project begins helps to prevent injury, expense and penalties. The depth of utility lines may vary and multiple utility lines may exist in one area. Simple digging jobs can damage utility lines and can disrupt vital services to an entire neighborhood, harm those who dig and result in expensive fines and repair costs. Marked lines show those who dig the approximate location of underground lines and help prevent undesired consequences.

The Latest BUZZzzzzz

What are POLLINATORS and why are they important? Find out here and how YOU can make a difference!

Polly Bee

Polly Bee


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