Tree Snobbery, Pt. 1

There are 2 basic types of deciduous tree leaves, simple and compound. Simple leaves have a single leaf blade per petiole (a leaf stem). Some common examples include Oaks, Maples, Cherries and Poplars. Compound leaves have multiple leaflets per petiole, therefor all of the leaflets together create a single leaf. Some common examples include Black […]

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Tree of the Week

Littleleaf Linden (Tilia cordata) This jack-of-all-trades is classified as a shade, ornamental, flowering and wildlife attracting tree. It also makes a good urban tree due to its tolerance of a variety of soil types. However, there are a few issues that should be considered. It is sensitive to road salt, drought (be sure to water […]

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Neighborly Relations

Any part of a neighbor’s tree that crosses into your property is fair game for you to cut. This has its positives and negatives. Positives: If the branches from a neighbor’s tree are growing into your house, shading out your garden, producing intolerable amounts of litter or just plain becoming a nuisance, you are free […]

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Tree of the Week

Katsura Tree (Cercidiphyllum japonicum) This hardy shade tree, which is native to Japan, provides a vibrant array of foliage coloration throughout the growing season. Emerging with a brilliant reddish-purple in Spring, maturing to a blue-green in Summer and ending with a yellow-orange in Autumn. The Katsura Tree is tolerant of most soil types. However, it […]

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Health & Maintenance Pruning (HMP)

Many people view pruning as something that needs to be done when there is an evident issue with the tree such as storm damage, growing into structures or dead limbs. However, even healthy-looking urban trees need a little maintenance every now and then. Our Health & Maintenance Pruning is exactly what it sounds like. It […]

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Tree of the Week

Southern Red Oak (Quercus falcata) If you are looking for a large, fast-growing, long-lasting hardy tree, then look no further. The Southern Red Oak is well known for being tolerant of differing soil conditions, air pollution and cramped areas. This along with its beautiful fall coloration and high wildlife attraction make it a solid choice […]

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Marvelous Mulching Mowers

There are many little things you can do to help your tree thrive in the unnatural, urban environment. One of these small efforts would be to use mulching mowers for your lawn. Instead of bagging the grass clippings and having them hauled away, simply leave them! In a tree’s natural habitat, the nutrients in the […]

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Tree of the Week

Kentucky Coffeetree (Gymnocladus dioicus) Tall, narrow and tough as nails. The Kentucky Coffeetree is known for being tolerant of drought and pollution, as well as being adaptable to a variety of soil types. It tends to produce coarse, ascending branches, so even though it grows large, it doesn’t spread out too much. Also, being dioecious, […]

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The Courteous Climber

All of our large tree work is completed by climbing the tree with ropes and harnesses, we never use bucket trucks or any heavy machinery. Bringing in large vehicles compacts the soil, reducing water and oxygen availability to a tree’s root system. They also run the chance of causing mechanical damage, one bump against the […]

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Tree of the Week

Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin) This one definitely tops the charts in terms of controversy. Some love it for its beautiful flowers, fern-like leaves, fast growth rate and hardiness. Others hate it for its short lifespan, invasive nature and seed pod production. The Mimosa does put on a beautiful front, but be sure to do the research […]

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