Mr. Moderator...if you find a better spot for this thread, feel free to move it. But I think a lot of people should think through this stuff because I see many home owners trying to undermine paying landscapers for knowledge as well as trees. Tonight, I posted this at Arborist Site: Thread about Eradicating freebie tree advice forums Note the end of it about sticky threads for residential folks. One thing I like about Lawn Site, is that it does not SPECIFY forums for residential folks, and fortunately, not many come here to rake-in advice for free. It's become apparent that when arborists and landscapers dish out free advice without on-site diagnosis, it demeans the profession making it look like anybody can do it. And yeah, they can sort of in practical ways, but not diagnosis ways or problem solving ways. Even if they could, you guys deserve to get paid for consulting and advice. This profession is very low on the pay scale, why help to undermine it.