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28 May

Do I Have Ambrosia Beetles?

By Hillary HeathDiseases, RemovalComments are off

What is an Ambrosia Beetle? Ambrosia Beetles are in the weevil family, they live in nutritional symbiosis with Ambrosia fungi. They are opportunists who attack weak, dying, or dead trees. The female beetle lands on the dying or stressed tree and bores a tiny hole, tunneling into the heartwood of the tree where she will lay

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15 May

Is Fertilizer Important?

By Hillary HeathTips, Urban TreesComments are off

Urban Trees are often in need of fertilization because they don’t get the nutrients provided in a natural, forest environment. Trees in Urban Areas are kept neat by raking leaves, spreading pine straw and mulch, landscaping, and ground covers. All of these techniques rob a tree of the nutrients it needs. In a forest environment, leaves

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07 May

Champion Trees

By Hillary HeathCool Tree Facts, Urban TreesComments are off

A Champion Tree is defined as the largest known tree of a particular species. The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) oversees the Champion Tree Program in Georgia. There are certain criteria that a tree must meet in order to be qualified. The tree must have a woody perennial stem, or trunk, at least 9.5 inches in circumference

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30 Apr

Why have Workers Compensation?

By Hillary HeathTipsComments are off

There is a lot to consider when hiring a tree contractor to work at your home or on your property. The first step is making sure the company is properly insured to protect you and your property. Tree work with an uninsured or under-insured company or individual can be a very costly error should something go

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24 Apr

Is my “Tree Specialist” Certified?

By Hillary HeathTipsComments are off

An arborist is an individual trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. But does your arborist have the credentials you want? ISA Certified Arborists are individuals who have achieved a level

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15 Apr

Why didn’t my tree leaf out this year?

By Hillary HeathTipsComments are off

If your tree hasn’t leafed out this year it may be a sign that your tree is dead or in decline. Below are a few reasons why your tree may not be as healthy as last year. Consider these possibilities and call your Certified Arborist to properly diagnose your trees. Have you done any construction

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08 Apr

How to Identify a Hazardous Tree

By Hillary HeathTipsComments are off

The first step in tree removal is to determine whether your tree is a hazard to you or your property. Do you think your tree might be a hazard? Here are some signs to look out for: Does it have a cavity in the trunk or main stem? Inspect the trunk of the tree. If

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01 Apr

Thinning Trees

By Jim HeathPruningComments are off

There are many reasons why tree thinning is beneficial to your home and property. The primary reason is to allow more air movement and increased sunlight to your grass and landscaping, but proper thinning also reduces the splitting or breaking of limbs and trunks, inhibits fungal infections and promotes crown health and growth. Whether you

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27 Mar

Types of Pruning and Trimming

By Hillary HeathPruning, Urban TreesComments are off

Tree pruning and trimming is often done for a variety of reasons that range from improving the health of your trees to wanting to make them and the surrounding area safer. It makes sense to home-owners and businesses to prune trees because it not only improves the look and value of your property, but also

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