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4 Tools To Use When Trimming Your Trees

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When you trim your trees, you want to use the right tools. Using the right tools will allow you to make clean cuts that will properly heal and protect the overall health of your tree. Using the wrong tools, and leaving behind rough cuts, can compromise the overall health of your tree.  Hedge Shears The first tool that you can use are hedge shears. Hedge shears are manually powered cutting tools. Hedge shears are designed to be used to cut small branches. Read More»

How A Tree Service Can Help With Trimming Your Trees

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When it comes time to trim your trees, you shouldn’t take a chainsaw or clippers and just cut any branch that you think should come down. When you trim your trees, you should do so with a measured and educated approach. A professional tree service can help you trim your trees.  A Professional Arborist Can Evaluate Your Trees When you hire a tree service, they can send a professional arborist out to evaluate your trees. Read More»

What To Expect From A Tree Removal Service

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Trees can provide shade, fruit, and interest to any landscape. However, in some cases you may want a tree removed, either because it poses a safety risk or because you’d like to utilize the space for something else. Removing a tree yourself is a hefty task. Depending on the size of the tree, it can even be dangerous. A full tree removal service can perform the job for you. Here’s what you can expect from a full tree removal service: Read More»

2 Questions About Using Bacillus Thuringiensis To Get Rid Of Tent Caterpillars In Your Ornamental Trees

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In previous years, you may have watched in disdain as webbed tents form on your favorite ornamental trees. As the tents grow, the caterpillars inside of them eat away at the new leaves and flowers and destroy the overall beauty of your trees. Because of this destruction, you may have decided to try using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) treatments this year to get rid of them. If so, below are some answers to a couple of questions that you may have about using Bt to get rid of the tent caterpillars. Read More»

Dealing With The Aftermath Of A Major Storm? What To Do About Weather-Damaged Trees

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With a brutal winter finally coming to a close, many homeowners are assessing and preparing to tackle the damage left behind by months of fierce winds, heavy rains, and thick layers of ice and snow. In addition to their home and other structures, homeowners must also deal with any damage done to the mature trees on their property. Left unattended, tears and breaks in the bark, trunks, or major limbs of the tree can make it more susceptible to insect infestation and decay and even weaken or kill the entire tree. Read More»