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Did you know that winter is a great time for tree care? Let us care for your green assets!

Did you know that winter is a great time for tree maintenance? There are a whole host of things that the experienced arborists at Largess Forestry are better able to accomplish during the winter that will benefit the tree during the growing season. Here are some of the ways they can care for your gr
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The appearance of a Toad heralds a successful time of drawing upon and using our inner resources. A Toad totem is a representation of the Moon, and represents both Life and Death. In alchemy, the Toad signifies the dark side of Nature. In the ancient cultures of Mexico, the Toad symbolized the Earth. This toad brought me the message of feeling the earth, even the cold and damp parts, and of feeling the aura of protection all the time...the tall surrounding trees and plant life. I named him Yoda.
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Can anyone identify the tree in this video? Hint - it was taken near Montezuma, Costa Rica...
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Jeff Doff
· October 22, 2017
After reading positive reviews online, I called Largess Forestry to help us with some much-needed tree trimming around the house. They did a great job. Not only did they take care of the limbs that I ...was worried about over and close to the house, but they also helped us with some cosmetic and tree-health trimming. Thanks to Pete and Team for a job well done! See More
Ron Perry
· September 20, 2017
We hated the idea that we had to have our old family maple tree cut down, but didn't have a choice because it was dying on us. I found Largess Forestry online and read a few good reviews, but I felt ...confident about their knowledge and expertise after I spoke to Pete. We were very pleased with price that was quoted and liked the way Pete spoke about the trees as though he really cared about doing what was best for them. They worked very hard to accommodate our schedule and actually fit us in the next day. Will and his crew showed up right on time with their top of the line, professional heavy equipment. Will explained the process and exactly what he intended to do. He was so personable and friendly and just a pleasure to deal with. The tree was taken down quickly and professionally. Our other 6 trees were trimmed with great care and treated with respect for the sake of their overall health and long term growth. They also did a great job of cleaning up when they were done. We couldn't be more pleased with our decision to hire Largess and highly recommend this great group of professionals. Thank you!
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As many of you know, Matt "Twig" Largess just returned from a four-month tree consulting trip in Florida. On the rare occasion he had some downtime, he explored Florida's wilderness areas. He took airboat rides in the Everglades, hiked through old-growth cypress swamps, communed with wildlife (including alligators!), and discovered that there are more preserved wild areas in Florida than he had imagined.

One of the preserves Twig stopped by was the Fakahatchee Strand Preserv...e State Park. This is the largest preserved park in Florida, and is home to the nation's largest native orchid population. While he was there, he met with Park Biologist Mike Owen. Mike has been observing and preserving the park for over 24 years.

Fakahatchee has an incredible amount of other native biodiversity including Florida panthers, white-tailed deer, black bears, Eastern indigo snakes, diamondback terrapins, the threatened Everglades mink, and flocks of resident and migratory birds.

It's also an incredibly rare forest ecosystem. This is the only place in the world where you'll find bald cypress trees sharing the canopy with royal palm trees.

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Voice of the Forest Alliance added 6 new photos to the album: Twig Travels: Florida Wilderness in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve — in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park.

As many of you know, Matt "Twig" Largess just returned from a four-month tree consulting trip in Florida. On the rare occasion he had some downtime, he explored... Florida's wilderness areas. He took airboat rides in the Everglades, hiked through old-growth cypress swamps, communed with wildlife (including alligators!), and discovered that there are more preserved wild areas in Florida than he had imagined.

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Matt "Twig" Largess just returned from a four-month tree-consulting trip in Florida. During this time, Matt surveyed green assets on golf courses and other properties that had varying degrees of damage from Hurricane Irma. This was his longest consulting trip to date!

During his trip, he discovered that some of the golf courses he surveyed were allied with Audubon International. Audubon International (separate from the National Audubon Society) has a mission to "deliver high-...quality environmental education to facilitate the sustainable management of land, water, wildlife, and other natural resources in all places people live, work, and play."

Golf courses around the world support Audubon International's mission by taking part in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf. The program works with courses to protect the environment while simultaneously preserving the natural heritage of the game of golf. Valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats are enhanced, and potentially harmful golf course operations are minimized.

This is all accomplished by courses following the Standard Environmental Management Practices that Audubon International developed. The practices cover environmental planning, wildlife and habitat management, chemical use reduction and safety, water conservation, water quality management, and outreach and education.

Check out some of the courses that Twig visited and partake in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf.

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Voice of the Forest Alliance added 8 new photos to the album: Twig Travels: Wildlife Conservation on Florida Golf Courses — at Florida.

Golf courses around the world support Audubon International's mission by taking part in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program for Golf. The program works wi...th courses to protect the environment while simultaneously preserving the natural heritage of the game of golf. Valuable natural areas and wildlife habitats are enhanced, and potentially harmful golf course operations are minimized.

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Ever wonder what songbirds, deer, raccoons, mice, and more eat in the wintertime? Not every species hibernates, so they need consistent food sources to get them through the season. Here are some common berries and plants that are vital to their wintertime diet. You may even consider planting some of these (except Asiatic Bittersweet and Japanese Barberry because they are non-native, invasive species) to attract wildlife in your backyard!

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Ever wonder what songbirds, deer, raccoons, mice, and more eat in the wintertime? Not every species hibernates, so they need consistent food sources to get them... through the season. Here are some common berries and plants that are vital to their wintertime diet. You may even consider planting some of these (except Asiatic Bittersweet and Japanese Barberry because they are non-native, invasive species) to attract wildlife in your backyard!

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MOVING SALE @ Largess Forestry!

We're moving and we can't take everything with us. Come browse and buy!

FRIDAY~ 1/26/18 ...
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221 Shady Lea Road, North Kingstown RI
(towards the back of the Shady Lea Mill)
Call us for questions: 401.849.9191

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Happy New Year and Sweetest Evergreen Wishes from Largess Forestry!

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The unveiling of Crossman Park in Central Falls is here! Largess Forestry and Voice of the Forest Alliance teamed up with the City of Central Falls, RI to create a healthful green space at the park this past spring.

The park was recently renovated to include a walking track, outdoor fitness equipment and a brand new playground. Largess Forestry planted 22 fruit trees and 12 blueberry bushes in the park for anyone in the city to enjoy.

This is part of a larger by effort by M...ayor Diossa to reforest Central Falls and build a healthier community. Since reforesting cities is a huge part of Largess Forestry and Voice of the Forest's mission, this was a perfect collaboration.

We are so thrilled to be a part of this ongoing project.

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We’re excited to have you join us on our Plant Medicine and ID Walk! This walk is for anyone and everyone interested in the natural world. Throughout the walk Daryl and Grace will take participants on a journey to better understand the environment around us. You’ll learn how to identify common plants and how to use them as food and medicine.

~About Daryl and Grace~
Daryl Ayla Gardella: Daryl is a folk herbalist, healing energy worker, holistic health coach and works for Large...ss Forestry. She found plant medicine about three years ago. Her journey with plant medicine began to transform her whole world. She felt empowered and joyful, and connected to her truth and purpose in the world. She is excited to bring plant medicine to others.

Daryl's work is a combination of western and energetic herbalism, earth-based shamanism, and intuitive healing. She is dedicated to re-connecting people deeply to plants and nature; receiving their healing capabilities and inspiration. She lives by the ocean, in Newport, Rhode Island, but is always longing to wander the earth, traveling and learning about plants and native healing traditions.

Grace Lentini: Grace has been active in the environmental field for ten years. She’s worked with the US Fish and Wildlife Service, RI DEM, and various conservation non-profits. “Throughout the years, my passion for the environment has only continued to grow,” says Grace. “Whenever I see a plant or animal that I don’t know, I immediately need to know what it is. This interest expands my knowledge of the natural world, and allows me share this information with others.” The natural world is beautiful and wondrous to Grace, and she wants everyone to develop a connection with it.

~About Oakland Forest and Meadow Preserve~
Oakland Forest and Meadow Preserve in Portsmouth, RI is a special refuge. It’s home to native wildflowers and grasses, a mature beech forest, and various habitats. This preserve almost never existed. Back in 2000, it was slated for demolition, and condos were going to be built in its place. Instead, there was a grassroots effort to save the land. The Aquidneck Land Trust and Matthew Largess (founder of Largess Forestry and Voice of the Forest Alliance), along with many others, were among the good folks who worked to conserve the property. A representative from the Aquidneck Land Trust and Matthew Largess will both be at the walk.

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The parking area is in between 252 Carriage Drive and 280 Carriage Drive in Portsmouth. There is also limited parking at the preserve, so it is okay to park on the street. Please do not park in neighboring residences.

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Pete Largess is a RI Certified Arborist. His favorite part of the job? Climbing trees. “I got my first climbing work saddle when I was 13 years old,” says Pete. “I love arboriculture (the cultivation of trees and shrubs). I also do like that this is a family business.”
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'The Crew' Summer 2017

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Pete Largess is a RI Certified Arborist. His favorite part of the job? Climbing trees. “I got my first climbing work saddle when I was 13 years old,” says Pete. “I love arboriculture (the cultivation of trees and shrubs). I also do like that this is a family business.”

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Pete is a foreman at Largess Forestry, and enjoys working on properties of long-term clients where he can see results from years of proper pruning. “As an arborist, you make a pruning cut on a tree and get see how it callouses over and grow,” Pete explains. “You watch the tree compartmentalize, just like people, and then heal.”

In his free time, Pete sails around Newport to the Caribbean participating in professional sailing regattas and delivering personal yachts. He absolutely loves the ports in Antigua and St. Martin.

We are so lucky to have Pete as a part of the team at Largess Forestry.

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Check out our Summer Newsletter!

Summer has finally arrived (despite all the rain). There is so much beauty in the natural world right now. Flowers are blooming, plants and trees are thriving and everything is teaming with life.
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