Are My Trees Dangerous? 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 09:43 PM
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What to look for!

1) A new lean to the tree with ground roots mounding out of the ground or exposed.

2) Rot, decay, or cracks at the base of the tree.

3) Multiple large dead limbs that if not removed will be dangerous.
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When should I prune ornamental trees? 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 06:47 PM
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The best time to prune ornamentals is in the late fall and winter when the trees are dormant. Pruning trees while they are dormant prevents many diseases from entering depending of the species.
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Why do I have squirrels? 
Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Most likely they have a tree or tree limbs that are too close to the house. The most common cause is limbs are too close to the root.

How do you stop it?
The best cure is to have an arborist prune or remove limbs as needed to provide approimately 20' of clearance which prevents them from jumping back and forth.

**Please note this is a great preventor, but squirrels can always run up a utility pole over the wires and get to the house if they really want to. In that case do pruning and consult a pest prefessional.
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Why hire a certified arborist 
Monday, March 25, 2013, 08:37 PM
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Why Hire a Certified Arborist

1) Very few "Tree Guys" will take the effort to go through extensive training to be certified to provide proper arbor care.

2) ISA or state certified arborist must stay current with all updated set forth by our industry leaders.

3)A certified arborist will never provide in proper prunning to your trees as we risk our credentials being revoked if we do so.
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Why Topping is Bad! 
Monday, March 25, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Definiton: The indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs not strong enough to sustain viable structural growth.

What are the bad effects:
1)Stress: a minium of 50% of the leaf material is removed causing the tree to starve as it can not produce proper photosynthesis causing the tree to call on all reserves causing possible death.
2) Decay: randomly cute limbs do not let a tree to heal properly or compartmentalize decay tissue that will occur causing rot.
3) Sunburn: wounds and lack of leaves expose the top trees to sunlight causing multiple issues up to and including death.
4) Risk: A tree will go into panic mode as a result of the tuppings sending out 5-10 times the original growth below in proper cute casuing the tree to have weak structure. This causes a stronger potential for limb breakage hence causing a larger danger than a properly prunned tree.
5) Expensive: The cost to do a restoritive prunning for years to come far out ways the cost of proper prunning. I also opens the tree to possible liability due to limb breakage.
6) It is improper, it looks ugly and drops your property value!

*Even thought you requested it or it was done in the past does not mean it is right! Consult one of our certified arborist on how to prune a tree properly
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