Tree Care Tips
For Informed Homeowners

The Do's and Don'ts of Tree Care



It's Spring. The air is warming and the greenery is beginning to bloom. You and homeowners thoughout the country are surveying their properties. You're beginning to envision planting trees to enhance the aesthetic and economic value of your landscape. There is common belief that anybody who can dig a hole can plant a tree. Planting a tree is not as simple as digging a hole.
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Congratulations! You did your research, bought the right tree for the right location, and planted it properly. You’ve put your tools away and you’re ready to enjoy your new landscape. Right?
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Planting trees around your home is a great way to lower summer energy bills, beautify your yard and increase your home’s value. Everyone knows trees provide shade and offer other aesthetic enhancements to your outdoor life, but healthy trees around your house can also increase the value of your property. And why not reap the value of reduced heating and cooling bills, and the stress relieving and relaxing atmosphere your trees can provide. Read More. . .



Mulch Mountains Harm Trees
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Trees Get Cavities Too?
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Pesticide Safety. A survey of homeowners by the Virginia Cooperative Extension found some alarming gaps in knowledge and safe practices of do-it-yourselfers. A beautiful lawn, shrub or tree isn’t worth the trade-off if your health is compromised. Read More. . .


The practice known as “topping”—the lopping off of large parts of a tree—is the tree care equivalent to amputation. Read More. . .


Climbing Spurs Damage Live Trees! Read More. . .


Consumers today are more knowledgeable and increasingly refuse to allow their trees to be topped. Unfortunately, some so-called professionals still practice lion’s tailing and still use tree spikes when pruning, which aren’t as instantly recognized as a bad practices by consumers. There are numerous ways by which the canopy of the tree can be reduced or thinned without topping. Call us – we’ll explain.


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