Many tree issues are relatively easy to diagnose, but, when it comes to diagnosing issues below ground, where the roots are located, it becomes a bit tricky.
Trees provide us many benefits, but when they fail, they can be a liability. Be sure to inspect and maintain the trees on your property for the safety of yourself and others.
Tree pruning causes wounds to the tree and a fast recovery is critical to reduce the opportunity for diseases. Tree wound dressing has been used for decades and can cause serious challenges in the wound recovery process.
People with lawn equipment can accidentally damage a tree, especially young trees which can cause the tree to die.
Avoid injury from falling ash limbs by promptly removing dead and dying ash trees. Don’t do it yourself! Hire a professional to safely remove your brittle trees.
This looks to be shaping up as a tough winter for us and our trees could be damaged, be prepared with these winter tree tips
Tree in the built environment often need supplemental nutrition to improve growth and resist pests. Fall fertilization can help trees get off to a healthy start next growing season.
Tree inspections are important for every tree owner to protect people and property and reduce liability.
Should I stake my tree after planting it? The answer is “no” for most situations, however, there are circumstances which require some support for a newly-planted tree to get it off to a good start.
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) conducted an analysis of 62 civilian tree care-related accidents reported by the media from January 2017 to June 2018. TCIA is a trade association that promotes professional tree care and discourages homeowners from taking unnecessary risks caring for their trees themselves. While these numbers are not representative of all – or even most – tree care accidents involving non-professionals, they provide insight into the types of hazards homeowners are likely to encounter while attempting tree work. The findings were grim: Forty-one of the accidents (66 percent) were fatal. “Homeowners may not realize how dangerous tree work can be, and how much they’re risking by taking the ‘do-it-yourself’ approach,” says Peter Gerstenberger, senior advisor for safety, standards and compliance for TCIA. “Lack of training, equipment or situational awareness undoubtedly contributed to these incidents, which could have been avoided by hiring a professional tree care[Read More…]