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One of the largest and oldest known living organisms on the planet is in Fishlake National Forest, Utah. It has an estimated weight of 6,600 tons, covers 107 acres and is about 80,000 years old. What most would see as a forest, is actually a single organism, a Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) to be specific. […]

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Tree of the Week

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos) This handsome and hardy tree is unique in the Oak genus, given it’s willow-like, spear shaped leaves. It transplants much more easily than most other Oaks and produces an upright, oblong form and its acorns are highly attractive to wildife. For these reasons, it’s no wonder it is widely used as […]

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Tree of the Week

Paper Birch (Betula papyrifera) This icon of the North Country boasts distinctively white, peeling bark along with vibrant yellow fall coloration.It is also well known for being extremely tolerant of cold (for a broad-leafed tree). The Paper Birch is also renowned for its use as building material for sturdy, lightweight canoes. Paper Birch  

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Tree of the Week

White Oak (Quercus alba) “If oak is the king of trees, as tradition has it, then the white oak, throughout its range, is the king of kings.” -Donald Peattie Quite a bold statement, but this hardy specimen has no problem living up to the reputation. It’s deep taproot and especially strong branches give it superior […]

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Allelo-what?

Allelopathy, when a plant releases biochemicals that hinder the germination, growth or reproduction of other plants. They really take competition to the next level. Usually single specimens don’t have much effect on surrounding trees, but when they start populating an area, they can really take off! Common tree species include: Black Locust, Sugar Maple, Black […]

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Tree of the Week

Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos) This fast growing, spreading tree produces attractive, fissured bark along with lush pinnately and bi-pinnately compound leaves that turn a vibrant yellow in Autumn. It is also a very hardy species that can tolerate a wide variety of harsh conditions. The Honey Locust can also produce a lot of thorns, but […]

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Not Sold Until You’re Satisfied

Our pruning services are firmly  “pay after you approve”. After we have gone over your expectations and our recommendations, you don’t pay a penny until you are 100% satisfied with the work that has been completed. If this means that at the end of the day we have to climb back to the top of […]

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Tree of the Week

Southern Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) This large evergreen oak is iconic in the southeastern United States. It is also the state tree of Georgia. The name “Live Oak” comes from the fact that it produces new leaves as the old ones are lost so it never goes bare. Plenty of space is needed for this […]

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Harmful Hardware

We recently worked on a tree that had steel cabling someone had previously installed in order to help support it. While climbing it I took this picture (not the best shot, I know). It’s a good example of one of the many problems with steel cabling. The bolt ripped out of the trunk, creating a […]

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Tree of the Week

Mexican Plum (Prunus mexicana) This small ornamental tree boasts a full bloom of white flowers in early spring, as well as brilliant orange fall coloration. The small fruit produced in late summer and early fall is highly attractive to wildlife, it can also be used to make jams and jellies. This tree should be planted […]

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