Trees 101

When you receive a consultation from us, you also gain a few extra perks. Anytime you want us to come out and look at your trees in the future, for any reason, there is no charge. You can also feel free to contact us via email or phone with any tree care related questions you […]

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Tree of the Week

Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum) This large, spreading tree is best known for its fast growth rate. It does, however, require a lot of space above and below ground. It produces a large, multi-trunk spreading canopy as well as an extensive root system. It is also well know for its shimmering, silver appearance in the slightest […]

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Irritating Ivy, Part 2

This time around it is about Poison Ivy. I recently had an encounter with this pesky plant and felt compelled to spread the word in hopes that more people don’t have the same misfortune. Rashes caused by Poison Ivy are a result of an allergic reaction to the urushiol oil found on the surface of […]

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Tree of the Week

Japanese Snowbell (Styrax japonica) If you are looking for a small, ornamental/shade tree then look no further. The Japanese Snowbell produces hundreds of small, white drooping flowers. These flowers are known for being delightfully fragrant and attractive to pollinators. Its bark also produces small orange fissures, adding year-round splash of cover to the landscape.  

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Nutty Nuthatches

These interesting little birds can often be seen on the sides of large trees, upside down, pecking away at the bark and working their way downwards. Many people associate them with woodpeckers and fear they are harming the tree. It’s quite the opposite! Nuthatches mainly feed on insects on the outside of the tree, including […]

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Tree of the Week

American Elm (Ulmus americana) This iconic tree is well known for its large, vase-like growth with graceful, somewhat drooping branches. The glossy green leaves turn a beautiful shade of gold in the fall. Unfortunately, the non-native fungus labelled Dutch Elm Disease has decimated the species. Ongoing research is providing species and hybrids that are resistant […]

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All Present and Accounted For?

Is there an ISA Certified Arborist on site when there is tree work being done? There should be. It isn’t uncommon to come across tree care that is assessed by a Certified Arborist, but the work is completed by a crew that isn’t certified. Anytime you are getting work done, be sure to ask about […]

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Tree of the Week

Chinese Elm (Ulmus parvifolia) This medium-sized tree is adapted to many soil types and isn’t susceptible to Dutch Elm Disease (unlike the American Elm). It also boasts lustrous, dark green leaves that provide beautiful fall coloration that ranges from yellow to a dark reddish-purple. This along with its attractive, mottled bark make it a great […]

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Weed Barriers

When installed around trees they are more like “life barriers”. At first glance, weed barriers can seem like a pretty simple fix when it comes to preventing unwanted growth from popping up around your trees. However, they don’t just affect weeds. Tree roots need a few things from above ground including oxygen and water. A […]

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Tree of the Week

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) This evergreen boasts feathery green needles and produces a solid, pyramidal form. It works great for screening and hedges due to its ability to withstand heavy pruning and shaping. It also has the unique ability to tolerate both full sun and full shade, greatly expanding its range of usefulness in the […]

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