Category Archives: Urban Trees

31 May

Will it ever end? Probably not!

By Jim HeathRemoval, Urban TreesComments are off

As many may know, Atlanta is known as the “City in a Forest”. But lately, with development at a high, we are seeing a drastic increase in tree removal for the sake of property building. From a recent Atlanta Journal Constitution article, Bill Torpy discusses that 75% of Atlanta’s tree canopy exists on residential properties.

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11 Aug

Unnecessary Tree Removal

By Hillary HeathRemoval, Urban TreesComments are off

At Heath Tree Service, we believe in preserving Atlanta’s urban forest. Atlanta, on average, receives $1.9 million annually in tree removal recompense, according to Atlanta Magazine. A tree removal recompense is a dollar amount paid by contractors and homeowners who remove healthy trees for construction or landscaping reasons or for removing a tree illegally without a

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21 Jul

Atlanta: The City in a Forest

By Hillary HeathCool Tree Facts, Urban TreesComments are off

Did you know Atlanta has the country’s densest urban tree canopy? According to a study done by the Atlanta Tree Conservation Commission and GA Tech, the tree canopy covers 47.9% of Atlanta. The National Forest Service has deemed Atlanta “the most heavily forested urban area in the country”. The national average for a city’s tree canopy is

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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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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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25 Mar

Arborist Certification

By Hillary HeathTips, Urban TreesComments are off

Heath Tree Service’s ISA Certified Arborists can help you with your trees. A Certified Arborist can make tree care recommendations, provide professional tree trimming service, and expertly remove trees if necessary. James Heath Jr., founder of Heath Tree Service, was the 23rd ISA Certified Arborist in the nation and the first president of the Georgia

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17 Mar

6 Reasons to Prune Your Trees

By Hillary HeathPruning, Tips, Urban TreesComments are off

Why should I prune my trees? What are the benefits? 1. Health Removing dead, damaged, and diseased branches to helps prevent insects and decay from settling in and harming your trees. Thinning a dense canopy on a tree to increase air and sunlight helps air to flow through and sunlight to reach plants underneath. By

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26 Feb

Tree Removal Techniques: Crane Removal

By Hillary HeathRemoval, Urban TreesComments are off

Crane removal is used when the tree must be lifted over a house or other large structure or is too large to remove from its location. Tree removal with a crane is common in Atlanta. Metro-Atlanta’s large Oak, Poplar, and Pine trees often times grow very close to homes, businesses, and roads. Urban trees are not

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23 Feb

The Moon Trees

By Hillary HeathCool Tree Facts, Urban TreesComments are off

On January 31st, 1971, Apollo 14 was launched for the third trip to the moon. Former U.S. Forestry Service smoke jumper, Stuart Roosa was on board manning the command module, “Kitty Hawk”. As part of a USFS/NASA project, Roosa was sent to space with hundreds of tree seeds. The seeds were carefully selected and five

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