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Jan
27
Best Time to Plant Trees

Best Time to Plant Trees

What is the best time of year to plant a tree? It would be nice if the correct answer were anytime. Perhaps the best investment or addition you can make to your property is planting a tree. Whenever you plant new trees, you’ll be greatly rewarded with a living organism that purifies your air, creates bird habitat, beautifies your grounds and adds monetary value to your home. For those reasons alone, any time is the best time to plant a tree.

Unfortunately, “any time” isn’t the right answer. Investing in tree planting can be an expensive proposition, and you want to make sure you have the optimum return on your tree investment. You want your trees to quickly establish i...


Jan
27
Replanting Christmas Trees

Replanting Christmas Trees

Replanting Christmas Tree

For most people, the Christmas season wouldn’t be the same without a Christmas tree in their home. The touch of luscious green needles, the aroma of pitch and bark, as well as the glow of lights and the glitter of decorations give a warm contrasting comfort compared to the outside cold. If you connect the joy of Christmas to your festive Christmas tree, you’re not alone.

Many United States households celebrate Christmas by putting up a tree. Americans buy approximately 30 million real Christmas trees every year. These aren’t artificial or imitation trees. They’re real trees with the feel, smell and look to confirm they’re still part of ...


Jan
27
How to Save a Dying Tree

How to Save a Dying Tree


New York City is best known for its bright lights, tall buildings and concrete masses interconnecting this bustling place. “Cementland," as some call the Big Apple, isn’t well associated with green spaces, especially the wide variety of trees found in the urban forest. Many of New York’s trees, however, are native species that were thoughtfully preserved by previous generations as the city expanded. But today, many local homeowners and property managers need help knowing how to save a dying tree.

Trees are living creatures. They require water, food, light and other life necessities just like humans. As with people, trees get old, diseased and injured. Eventually, trees die...


Nov
12
When Is the Best Time to Prune Trees?

When Is the Best Time to Prune Trees?

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Urban and rural areas are like night and day. While urbanized areas such as New York City are all about avocado toast and expensive martinis, rural dwellers enjoy amenities like rustic cabins and lakes fit for fishing.

Even the trees look different. In forests, trees are free to grow every which way, while urban trees are more reserved to accommodate walkways, road patterns and the concrete jungle.

When is the best time to cut tree branches? As we approach the winter months, now is the ideal time of year to prune most of your trees in preparation for next year's growing season. Arborists know when to prune trees to keep them healthy year-round.

Here, our ar...


Nov
12
Summer Tree Care

Summer Tree Care Tips

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A tree in the summer is a beautiful thing to see, with its lush, green canopy of leaves. Trees provide much-needed shade in urban environments and let you get in touch with nature, even if you live in the middle of a city. Giving the trees around your property the right amount of care and attention throughout the summer months will ensure they continue to thrive and benefit you and your neighbors for as long as possible.

Follow these tips for summer tree care to keep the trees near your home vibrant and healthy for as long as possible.

Give Them Enough Water

Trees, like all plants, animals and people, need water to survive. How much water you give them plays a significant...


Aug
26
How to Protect Trees From Pests

How to Protect Trees From Pests

How to Protect Trees from Pests


Aug
26
How to Know If a Tree Is Dead

How to Know if a Tree is Dead

Deciding when it's time to cut down a tree can be difficult. It's easy to grow attached to a tree in your yard, as they're beautiful and beneficial — plus, they add value and interest to your property.

However, the most difficult part of tree removal is knowing how to tell if a tree is dead and if there are any potential hazards associated with the tree.

When Should I Cut Down a Tree on My Property?

The first and most important step of knowing when to remove a tree is evaluating its health and checking for signs of decay. Try to determine how close the tree is to your house, driveway, power lines or other structures.

Finally, look closely at the tree itself. Is it healthy and thriving? Is ...


Aug
26
How to Deal With Exposed Tree Roots

How to Deal With Exposed Tree Roots

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Landscape trees are impressive features of any yard, providing years of enjoyment for homeowners. Unfortunately, some trees have naturally shallow root systems, meaning they become exposed above the soil’s surface over time. Visible roots can be problematic, and many homeowners wonder how they can get their root exposure under control.

If you’re wondering how get rid of exposed tree roots and keep visible roots at bay, then this guide will cover some of the proven ways to fix exposed tree roots without killing your tree.

How to Fix Exposed Tree Roots

A sign of a healthy aging tree is having a wide base diameter and larger roots flare to support its...


Jul
08
Stump Grinding vs. Stump Removal

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When a tree on your property has fallen or undergone removal services, you'll need to figure out what to do with the stump. You could leave it in your yard, but leaving the stump presents a few disadvantages. The stump may become a tripping and falling hazard, especially for children, or it may prevent you from replanting or landscaping the way you'd like. There's also the risk that the stump will rot and look unsightly.

When you're thinking about how to get rid of stumps, you'll usually choose either stump grinding or total stump removal. Each of these stump removal techniques has particular advantages and disadvantages. In the guide below, we'll explain more about how to remove a stump from...


Mar
23
How to Prevent Fallen Trees

How to Prevent Trees From Falling

How to Prevent Fallen Trees

 
 

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