Winter Pruning: The What’s Why’s and How’s

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With winter well on its way, it may be time to turn your attention to the trees in your yard. Why? Winter is one of the best times to practice tree care, with the leaves all but vanished and the majority of wooded plants in their dormant season.

During their dormant season, everything within the plant slows down, including their metabolism, energy consumption, and growth. Most fine, water absorbing roots are present within the first six inches of the soil, and ...

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What You Need to Know About Winter Tree Care

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Like many plants, trees are dormant during the winter. But while they are not actively growing during this time of year, the harsh elements make them susceptible to stress and damage that could harm the tree in the long term. This is especially true for young or newly planted trees that lack defense mechanisms that more mature trees typically have, such as root systems and bark for insulation.

To protect your trees during the winter, follow these handy and helpful winter ...

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3 of the World’s Most Magnificent Trees

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There are a plethora of benefits to having trees in your yard. Trees prevent as much as 40% of noise pollution from permeating your home, and can help to reduce your home’s heating costs by as much as 15%. But away from the tranquility and simplicity of suburbia, the world contains some seriously crazy wildlife. Here are 3 of the craziest tree species out there that arborists can’t believe exist.

Banyan Tree
The Banyan tree is an Indian tree, whose ...

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3 Things to Look For When Hiring Tree Care Services

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Tree care is an absolutely essential facet of lawn care for every homeowner. Not only does it make your lawn a beautiful and safe place, but a well-maintained lawn can improve your home’s real estate value by up to 10%, and tree windbreaks can reduce residential heating costs by up to 15%. And while there are many things that can be maintained on your own, such as light annual tree trimming during dormant seasons, watering, and occasional planting, some things ...

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What the Tree Care Industry Wants You to Know About Tree Cabling and Bracing

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As any professional arborist in the tree care industry will tell you, tree cabling and bracing is an integral part of tree maintenance. When trees’ branches become too big for their foundation’s structure to support, it can present many dangers, such as property damage, a threat to tree help, and injury. The best way to combat this issue is through tree bracing and cabling.

Tree Bracing and Cabling Defined

Tree cabling and bracing involves the installation of particular cabling and bracing rods, ...

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Don’t Get Stumped: 4 Reasons to Consider Stump Removal

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Every now and again, homeowners will encounter a dead tree in their yard that will require tree removal. When the stump gets left behind, it’s usually up to you to decide whether or not stump removal is necessary. Here are four reasons to consider stump removal:

  1. For the Beauty of Your Yard
    While property value often increases by 5-15% when trees are present, nothing quite sticks out like a sore thumb as much as a stump, sitting smack dab in ...
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What You Need to Know About Tree Trimming

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We all remember the iconic scene in Edward Scissorhands with Johnny Depp’s character expertly pruning the hedges, turning them into works of art.

Unfortunately, tree trimming isn’t always that easy. Tree trimming can be a cumbersome, technical, and often dangerous job that requires a great amount of expertise and skill. However, as a homeowner or enthused arborist, it’s important to understand the many facets of tree trimming, and to have an understanding of basic tree trimming tips.

Why tree trimming?
Regular trimming ...

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The Ultimate Guide to Fall Tree Care

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How did summer fly by so fast? With September just around the corner, fall will be here faster than we know it. And for arborists and homeowners with trees in their lawn, fall means it’s time to start preparing trees for the cold winter months ahead.

Here’s a handy guide to fall tree car for your reference:

Planting
While many think that the best time to plant trees is in the spring, many arborists opt for fall tree planting instead. This ...

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Improve Your Yard: Plant a Tree!

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If you’re looking to update your landscaping, planting a tree might be the perfect finishing touch to your beautiful yard. But if a tree is planted in the wrong spot, it may make it difficult for the tree to grow. If you’re not sure where to plant your tree, here are some things to look out for when searching for that perfect spot.

One of the first mistakes a homeowner can make when planting a tree is placing it in a ...

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Make Tree Care Part of Your Daily Root-ine

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Having trees in your yard or lawn can enrich both the aesthetic view of your lawn and your quality of life. Trees act as natural coolants and sun blockers; by strategically placing trees on the west side of your yard, you can reduce your residential heating costs up to 15% and will have saved up to 12% in energy bills 15 years down the line. Trees are also effective means of reducing sound pollution, reducing the amount of outdoor noise ...

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