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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...


Apr
08
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 large root flare to support its g...


Mar
23
How to Prevent Fallen Trees

How to Prevent Trees From Falling


How to Prevent Fallen Trees

Mar
23
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 ...


Mar
23
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 a tree, 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 in t...


Mar
23
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 to save their dying trees.


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, which ...


Mar
09
How to Protect Trees From Pests

How to Protect Trees From Pests


How to Protect Trees from Pests


Jan
31
Summer Tree Care

Summer Tree Care Tips


Summer Tree Care


By taking proper care of your trees during the summer months, you can ensure happy and healthy tree growth and appearance in the fall. Summer tree care and maintenance is a fairly simple checklist and can be performed in little time. When caring for trees in summer, just follow these five easy summer tree care tips.




Watering


Keeping your trees green and lush is simple — just add water. Trees, especially those that are young or freshly planted, need at least 1 inch of water per week. For the best and most effective watering practices, give your trees water early in the morning before the summer heat sets in for the day. Add the water slowly over a period of time t...


Jan
31
When Is the Best Time to Prune Trees?

When Is the Best Time to Prune Trees?


When is the Best Time to Prune Trees


Pruning your yard’s trees may seem like a straightforward task — just trim away the overgrown or outreaching branches whenever they become a nuisance, right? After all, what is tree pruning but a bit of cutting here and there? When you properly prune your trees, you’re actually removing specific branches or stems that will benefit the entire tree. Taking proper care of your trees, including pruning, is necessary to promote healthy tree growth and appearance. By pruning your trees, you will also:




  • Stimulate healthy tree growth




  • Encourage fruit production




  • Reduce pest infestation




  • Remove hazardous branches




  • Prevent and treat tree diseases






When to P...


Jan
31
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...


 
 

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