Tree Topping is a process by which a Tree’s height is reduced either by removing some of the main trunk, or by removing limbs at the top of the tree. Despite its popularity amongst residential homeowners, its application is best utilized by the wood harvesting industry – and rarely suggested for residential trees.
Tree Topping is not a solution for excessive leaf debris. Despite what one may think, after removing a large portion of t -->READ MORE
Root-pruning may at times be necessary, but it is always risky. Roots that
may be interfering with foundations, walkways, or other important features can
sometimes be removed without harming the tree. If a tree is already in good
health, and the root pruning is done cautiously and correctly, the tree may
remain stable enough to survive the pruning.
Proper mulching offers your trees the same benefits that a dense forest floor offers trees in the forest. It is especially important for trees that may be struggling with infestation or disease, or for newly planted trees.
However, when it comes to mulch - more does not equal better. In fact - a large number of "professional" landscapers offer an aesthetically pleasing, yet tree killing method of mulching. We refer to these popular atrocities as "mulch volcanoes"
Quite a few residential and commercial property owners ask
the question – yet it can seem impossible to get a straight-forward answer
regarding the costs of tree services. We hope to put the tree service price
controversy to rest.
If you have ever shopped around from Tree Company to Tree
Company – chances are the price ranges have been as much as 35% apart. So why
does this happen?
The unfortunate reality of the matter is that many tree
service companies are operating without sufficient insurance. While a savvy
consumer generally knows enough -->READ MORE
Most trees have natural bends and leans in them, and often
times they grow that way and have enough counter balance in their roots to
support the tree. However, if you notice that a tree in your yard has only
started to lean… chances are that the root structure has been compromised.
It’s helpful to consult old photographs, if possible, to see
if the tree has recently developed the lean, or if you’re simply noticing an
existing lean. Any recent change is worthy of assessing for hazards.
In order to assess the health of the root system and the
trunk, you will want a certified arborist, or better yet, a certified tree
expert, to assess the root system’s structural integrity, however there are
some signs to look out for -->READ MORE
Winter Wonderlands are breathtakingly beautiful. What you may also find breathtaking is that gasp one makes when slipping on a thin sheet of ice outside.
Yes, tis’ the season for icy sidewalks – and icy tree branches. This year, when you find yourself slipping and falling flat on your back, be sure to take that opportunity to look up at the trees.
Have Your Branches Begun to Sag and Dip with the Weight of Ice and Snow?
Take note of the trees that are bearing the most weight. You will want to wait until around March to safely perform a more thorough inspection.
You may be wont to shake the limbs to reduce the amount of weight on them. RESIST THAT URGE. Cold branches are much more brittle and likely to break. Salvageable limbs could be lost on the tr -->READ MORE
Why are the leaves on my dogwood tree turning yellow?
If your dogwood’s leaves are yellowing faster than the trees around it, or during a time of year that they normally wouldn’t, the likely culprit is a condition known as Chlorosis.
What Causes Chlorosis?
Caused by an iron deficiency, chlorosis is the result of your trees inability to absorb enough iron from the soil, making it difficult for it to produce chlorophyll. Chlorophyll is the chemical that gives the leaf its green appearance.
There are several reasons chlorosis may occur. If the soil in which your tree is planted in is too alkaline (having a PH above 7.5) then it will be unable to absorb enough iron.