Repetition is Key by Trees Are Key published on 2019-10-17T14:04:16Z Trees Are Key This week, let’s discuss learning and education in “Repetition is Key.” As I mentioned last week, one of our biggest challenges is an ignorant populace. We are a highly specialized society and most people focus in on one or two areas. We, usually, hire specialists when we need help, but we have to understand that it is ‘worth’ the expense of hiring that specialist. In many ways, we’ve (as an industry) failed to educate the general public enough about the value of our trees. From lumber to clean air, trees are amazing… you might even say that trees are key to healthier, happier, safer communities. Species Spotlight The Winged Elm Ulmus alata is a Texas native. This medium or large tree grows up to 70 feet tall with a trunk up to 2 feet in diameter, with an open, somewhat vase-shaped crown, and graceful, pendant branches. Early settlers used the inner bark to fashion coarse rope to bind the covers of cotton bales.