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 …
Remove Dead Trees

Why You Should Remove a Dead Tree

June 21, 2022
Trees add beauty, shade, and privacy to a house, but dead trees can be hazards, especially during storms.  Here are some of the reasons why you should remove a dead tree by a professional as soon as possible. Dead Trees Can Cause Injuries The wood on a dead tree can become brittle and snap easily …
Dead Tree with Fungus

Is My Tree Dead?

June 07, 2022
It is important to know the difference between a dead and a diseased tree.  A sick tree can sometimes be saved, but a dead tree needs to be removed.  Sometimes it is obvious that a tree is dying when leaves turn brown in the summer or branches show signs of wood-boring pests.  So how do …
Sick Tree

Common Tree Diseases in North Carolina

May 24, 2022
Tree diseases can occur and cause unsightly blemishes on any tree or death if untreated.  If the disease is discovered early, it can usually be treated.  Here is a closer look at some of the most common tree diseases in North Carolina. Brown Spot Needle Blight:  It causes pine tree needles to turn brown and …
Best trees to buy in Charlotte

The Best Trees to Plant in NC

May 07, 2022
The best trees to plant in North Carolina provide shade from the sun, privacy, and curb appeal.  While many trees will flourish in the state, some species are more successful and easier to care for than others.  Here are a variety of popular options to help you choose the best tree for you. Dogwood Trees …

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