1. What You Should Know About Trees and Utility Lines

    We sometimes forget about them, but utility lines play a key part in where we plant our trees. Take a look outside for a moment. Those overhead lines can be electric, telephone, or television. Meanwhile, underground lines consist of these, in addition to water, sewer, and natural gas. Keep in mind that the location of these lines should have a direct impact on your planting site selection. Not to …Read More

  2. Top Questions to Ask Your Tree Service

    It’s no secret that tree care requires the utmost skill and precision. There comes a time when some jobs are just too big and dangerous. That’s why it’s best to leave tree work in the hands of a seasoned professional. With that in mind, hiring a tree company comes with its own risks and unknowns. How do you know that one service provides more value than another? In order to get your money’…Read More

  3. How Do Trees Heal Their Own Wounds?

    We may not realize it, but trees put up with a lot over the course of their lives. From wrangling with extreme weather to fending off damage caused by humans, trees don’t exactly have it easy. It’s not just the physical damage they have to cope with, though. As we’ll explain in this blog post, trees deal with countless wounds that have the potential to expose the inside of the stem to bacter…Read More

  4. Fall Tree Care Checklist From Pro Tree

    The kids are going back to school and the days are getting shorter. We all know what that means, right? Autumn is just around the corner, whether we like it or not. This can be a critical time for your trees, which is why it’s important to give them the proper attention these next few weeks. Keep reading for our fall tree care checklist. Fertilize - Take a moment to think about the year of weath…Read More

  5. Tools You Need for Tree Removal

    If you choose to tackle tree removal on your own, it’s important to have the right tools for the job. Unfortunately, many homeowners use the wrong ones and wind up being seriously injured or causing damage to their home. In this blog post, we will go over some of the essentials when it comes to cutting down your tree. Axes - This guide from Angie’s List reaffirms the importance of axes, one of…Read More

  6. What Too Much Pruning Can Do to Your Tree

    So you’ve heard from friends and neighbors about the benefits of tree pruning. Along with tree trimming, pruning can be incredibly beneficial. But, as with all tree care, there are correct techniques and incorrect techniques. We’ve discussed pruning at great length in previous posts, however, our team felt the need to discuss one area in particular: the dangers of pruning too much. Certain cut…Read More

  7. Most Common Tree Care Myths

    Have you come across pieces of information regarding tree care that just seems far-fetched? There are countless myths out there that, unfortunately, many folks take to heart. In this blog post, we will take a look at a handful of them. Tree root systems extend deep below the ground - Most people don’t realize that the large supporting root system near a tree’s base quickly tapers into smaller …Read More

  8. Top Mistakes to Avoid When Pruning

    We’ve discussed at length the importance of keeping your trees healthy with routine trimming and pruning. However, when it comes to pruning, there are specific techniques that must be used to avoid compromising the tree’s well-being. In this blog post, we will go through some of the mistakes to avoid when tackling pruning on your own. Not pruning at all - This article from HGTV emphasizes seve…Read More

  9. Why You Should Rethink Do-It-Yourself Tree Care

    So you’ve prepared yourself for another weekend of yard work. The to-do list consists of mowing the lawn, edging, and tending the garden. But then you glance up at your tree and remember that it’s overdue for some trimming. You’ve got a ladder and some tools you think might work. So why wouldn’t you add tree trimming to your plans? In this blog post, we will explain the dangers of do-it-yo…Read More

  10. Do You Know How Damaging Tree Topping Can Be?

    Topping has long been regarded as an effective way to rejuvenate a tree. But is it really safe? In this blog post, we will discuss the ins and outs of topping while also presenting some effective alternatives. What is topping? This PDF developed by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) explains that topping “is the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches to stubs or to lateral branche…Read More