Category Archives: Prevention

24 Aug

Storm Damage: Are my trees at risk?

By Hillary HeathPrevention, StormsComments are off

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. Tree branches failing during storms is the most common problem, this can result in hazardous hanging branches. Whole Tree Failure Whole tree failure occurs

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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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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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01 Jul

Why Fertilize?

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

All trees require food and nutrients. In a natural forest environment when leaves fall and decompose they provide natural food and nutrients to the tree. Urban trees have their leaves raked putting them at risk of being under-fertilized. Raking away leaves, spreading pine straw and mulch, growing grass, landscape plants, and ground covers all rob

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17 Jun

Pruning and Thinning Trees

By Hillary HeathPrevention, Pruning, Storms, TipsComments are off

There are three reasons to prune: 1. safety, 2. to promote growth, 3. aesthetics. If your trees are overgrown, have some dead or dying branches, are shading plants below it, or they just don’t look the way you want, it may be time to prune. Proper pruning practices indicate that you should remove no more

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14 Apr

Spring Tree Care Tips

By Max ForstaterPrevention, Seasonal, TipsComments are off

How are your trees looking this Spring? Do they need a little TLC? There are some simple measures you can take to make sure your trees stay healthy and beautiful this season. Rake your leaves away from the trunk and root flair of the tree Inspect these areas for signs of damage, disease, and decay.

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