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When to Prune a Tree
posted on 4/6/2015 at 10:33:00

The removal of dead and dying wood on a tree or shrub can be done at any time, however there are other reasons for pruning that require a time and place. 


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Getting to the Bottom of Tree Topping
posted on 3/2/2015 at 09:00:00

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
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How to Safely Prune a Tree’s Roots
posted on 3/31/2015 at 00:00:00

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.

When to Prune Roots

If it is nece
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Mulching and Tree Care: More Does Not Equal Better
posted on 4/20/2015 at 00:00:00
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"

THE TRUTH ABOUT TREE SERVICE PRICES
posted on 8/1/2015 at 00:00:00

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
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My Tree is Leaning - What Now?
posted on 8/15/2015 at 00:00:00
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
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Ice & Snow Damage to Trees
posted on 12/8/2017 at 09:00:00

ice damage on treesWinter 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
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Tree Problem: My Dogwood Tree is Yellowing Early
posted on 11/1/2017 at 09:00:00

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.


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