Winter Tree Services

Winter Tree Services Despite what many believe or think, Tree Work does take place in the winter. In fact, Oak and Elm trees shouldn’t be pruned any other time of the year other than Winter. During the winter, trees go dormant and suspend any activity up the trunk. This inactivity along with dropping temperatures creates…

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Apple Scab Disease

What is Apple Scab? Apple Scab Disease, better known as Scab, is a potentially serious fungal disease of ornamental and fruit trees in the rose family. Trees that are most commonly and severely affected include Crabapple (most common), Hawthorn, Mountain Ash, Apple and Pear. This disease is most severe in years with cool, wet weather. What does Scab Disease look like?…

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What is an arborist?

What is an arborist? Be aware that the credentials of someone calling themselves an arborist can vary widely. Don’t just hire someone with a chain saw who knocks on your door!   An arborist is a professional who cares for trees and other woody plants by pruning, fertilizing, monitoring for insects and diseases, consulting on tree…

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Urban Tree Stress

Urban Tree Stress Why Urban Trees are Stressed Less Water is Available – Unless regularly irrigated, urban trees generally have less water available than their counterparts in natural settings. Why? Paved surfaces encourage runoff instead of absorption, and these surfaces cause higher soil temperatures and faster evaporation of rainfall. Restricted Root Space – Building foundations,…

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Types of Pruning Services

Types of Pruning Services *Structural pruning: Trees should be pruned only for good reason and then only as much live material should be removed as is necessary to accomplish objectives. However, in areas where trees coexist with people and infrastructure, there are many reasons why pruning trees are necessary and vital. As a matter of…

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Tree Inventory Management Plans

What is a Tree Inventory Management Plan? Tree Identification and Inventory A tree inventory saves you time and money now, while providing continuing benefits, year after year. When you locate and identify hazardous trees, you greatly reduce liability for personal injuries and property damage. In addition, you reduce tree maintenance costs because we can proactively…

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Proper Mulching Techniques

What are Proper Mulching Techniques? Mulching is one of the most beneficial practices a homeowner can use for better tree health. Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions. Mulching is one of the most beneficial acts (easy and cost effective too) a homeowner can do for the…

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Plant Health Care

What is Plant Health Care or PHC? Symptoms, such as discolored leaves, dead branches, or early leaf drop, can prompt a call to a local arborist. Sometimes the cause of concern is a minor problem that is easily explained and corrected. Other times, the problem is more complex, with several underlying causes and a remedy…

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Pine Disorder – Dothistroma

What is Dothistroma Needle Blight? Dothistroma Needle Blight causes needle spots, discoloration, and substantial needle loss in heavily infected areas. Austrian Pines are particularly susceptible, though the disease also attacks Mugo, Ponderosa, and perhaps other species of Pine. What are the symptoms of Dothistroma Needle Blight? The first symptom is scattered spots, varying in color from…

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