Winter Tree Care

Winter Tree Care Tips

November 21, 2022
Winter tree care is necessary to protect your trees from the elements.  The cold temperatures and drying winds can be stressful on trees.  Learn how to protect trees while weathering the cold season. Pruning In the winter, trees become dormant, making it the best time to prune back weak, damaged, or poorly attached branches and …
Christmas Trees

Christmas Tree Species Differences

November 07, 2022
The holiday season will be here soon, and millions of people will be shopping for the perfect Christmas tree to decorate for their home.  In North Carolina, there are a wide variety of Christmas tree species grown with characteristic features, including color, fragrance, shape, and more.  Here are some of the most common species and …
Fall tree planting

Fall is a Great Time for Tree Planting

October 21, 2022
Fall brings an exhibition of colors as leaves turn and temperatures cool.  It is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in the Carolinas.  Trees planted in the fall have less stress, better growth and it provides an extra growing season before the summer heat arrives.  In the winter, trees go dormant.  The tree’s …
Taking Care of Trees in the Fall

Fall Tree Care Tips

October 07, 2022
Fall is here when tree leaves start changing from green to red, orange and yellow colors before they fall to the ground. Also, it is a good time to prepare trees for their winter dormant season. A little time spent on tree maintenance in the fall can increase your trees’ health throughout the year. Get …
Tree Storm Damage

How to Protect Trees from Storm Damage

September 21, 2022
Is there anything you can do to protect trees from storm damage? It is a question frequently asked after a storm has damaged someone’s tree. Trees are vulnerable to heavy winds, hail, and lightning. They can affect the trees from their roots to their crown. Properly maintained, healthy trees can usually withstand the forces of …
Stump Grinder

The Benefits of Stump Grinding

September 07, 2022
Are there any benefits to leaving the stump after removing a tree?  Or should you have the stump removed or ground down?  If you decide to leave it there to rot, damaging pests like termites or carpenter ants can make it their home and spread out into the yard or home.  There are many benefits …
Fast Growing Shrubs

Fast Growing Shrubs in NC

August 21, 2022
Shrubs provide curb appeal and a natural privacy fence between neighbors and street traffic.  Also, they provide a sound barrier to reduce noise, and protect against harsh winds.  Here are some shrubs that grow quickly and do well in North Carolina. Green Giant Arborvitae This is a large, fast-growing pyramidal shrub with dense evergreen foliage.  …
Fast Growing Trees

Fast-Growing Trees in NC

August 07, 2022
Fast-growing trees are popular for many reasons.  They provide shelter from the sun, privacy, and enhance your landscape.  Trees improve air quality and cultivate a natural habitat for bugs and animals.  Planting fast-growing trees can add value to your property.  Here are some of the most popular fast-growing trees for North Carolina. Hybrid Poplar These …
hot weather and trees

Hot Weather Care for Trees

July 21, 2022
Have you ever thought about how trees are affected by hot weather?  Trees use transpiration to cool themselves, where water evaporates from the small openings in stems, leaves, and flowers.  Trees absorb water from the soil through their roots.  When the weather is hot, trees transpire more and need more energy and water to stay …
Crane Removing Tree

How Cranes Remove Trees

July 07, 2022
While a chainsaw and ladder can remove a tree, many companies are investing in cranes to help with tree care and removal. The safest way to remove a tree that is too close to a home, roadway, or people is to use a crane.  It is also used when a tree is too big to …

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