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13 Feb

Tree Removal Techniques: Traditional

By Hillary HeathRemovalComments are off

A dead or declining tree is an eyesore and a safety concern for property owners. Traditional tree removal is the most common technique for removing a dead or declining tree. This technique requires the tree to be safe enough for a tree climber to ascend the tree. Most trees are still sturdy enough to climb after

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02 Feb

Plant Health Care

By Hillary HeathPrevention, Root Care, Tips, Urban TreesComments are off

Pruning and fertilizing are the best things you can do to keep your trees and shrubs healthy and beautiful! It is important to always consult a certified arborist to handle your tree pruning needs. Improper pruning can do more harm than good, leading to unbalanced growth, possible infestation by pests, and disease. Professional pruning begins by

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24 Nov

Professional Tree Removal

By Hillary HeathRemoval, SeasonalComments are off

A dead or declining tree on your property is not only an eyesore, but it can also pose safety concerns. Harsh winter months with strong winds and rain can cause your dead or declining tree to fail, leaving your home and property at risk. If you suspect one of your trees might be declining, schedule

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05 Nov

Fall Needle Drop

By Hillary HeathSeasonalComments are off

As a conifer gets older is will begin to lose needles like a deciduous tree loses leaves. Losing needles in the fall is completely normal for most mature conifers. Normal needle drop occurs towards the middle of the branch or the interior of the tree. The new growth on the tips of the branch hold

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23 Oct

Fall Tree Tips

By Hillary HeathSeasonal, TipsComments are off

Fertilization– Fall fertilizing can help your trees gain back nutrients lost during the summer and replace nutrients in the soil before winter. It can also strengthen roots and keep your trees healthy all winter. Hydration- Watering your trees before they go dormant ensures your tree is hydrated for the winter. Tree Planting- Fall is an ideal time

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10 Oct

Storm Damage and Trees

By Jim HeathPrevention, StormsComments are off

Why did my tree suffer storm damage and my neighbor’s did not? Storms do not cause tree problems, they reveal them. Trees falling in thunderstorms are common, with the vast majority of these trees having some predisposing factor that led to the failure. Listed below are some of the common tree failures and warning signs

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09 Sep

Proper Pruning Practices

By Hillary HeathPrevention, PruningComments are off

Pruning trees can be difficult and dangerous work. Improper pruning cuts can lead to irreversible internal decay of trees, improperly anchored new growth, and weakening of branches. Topping is the most harmful pruning practice. The indiscriminate cutting of branches to stubs is known as “topping”, “heading”, “tipping”, “or “rounding over”. This practice is often used

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30 Jul

Why Hire a Professional Arborist?

By Hillary HeathTips, Urban TreesComments are off

 What is a certified arborist? An arborist is a person who has been trained in the science and art of tree pruning, removal, and planting, and is qualified to care for and maintain trees. To gain International Society of Arboriculture Certification an arborist must have extensive knowledge of tree care and pass a comprehensive examination prepared

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