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Category Archives: Tips

31 Mar

Stop Topping Trees!

By Hillary HeathTipsComments are off

What you don’t know is killing your trees. They’re everywhere around Atlanta – disfigured, ugly trees. I’m referring to the misguided practice of topping trees. In fact, the practice is harmful and a crime against nature. In this article you will find helpful information about this poor pruning choice and awful practice.   What is

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12 Oct

How to Spot a Dangerous Tree

By Jim HeathTipsComments are off

Every year falling trees cause deaths and property damage. As a result, homeowners get scared of big trees and remove them. Sometimes this is not the best course of action; however, most people want to protect themselves and their property. So where do you turn and what can you do? Here are some recommendations from

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16 Sep

Fall Tree Checklist

By Hillary HeathSeasonal, TipsComments are off

Before it gets cold, head outside to help your trees prepare for the winter ahead and encourage healthy growth next spring. Here are some tips: Inspect – Take a close look at your trees, keep an eye out for dead, dying, or diseased branches or trees. Prune or remove them now before they become a

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18 Jun

June is Safety Month

By Hillary HeathPruning, Removal, Seasonal, TipsComments are off

Tree work is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have. There are lots of risks involved in tree pruning and removal. The Tree Care Industry Association, or TCIA, releases accident reports each month detailing industry and homeowner injuries. Last year, 60% of reported civilian tree work accidents were fatal. Of the industry accidents reported in

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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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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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