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winter storm tree damage and tree services for Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC. CS Tree Services

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Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees in the urban forest. Snapped or downed trees should be removed, but what about a tree that only suffers minor damage? How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe enough to keep? Assessing the Damage Minor damage – with only the smallest branches… Read more »

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“What’s this? Another tree/branch/large shrub in my yard that wasn’t there before the storm? I better gas up my brother’s old chain saw and go cut it up.” Stop! Just don’t. Yet another storm has brought distress into your yard in the form of large branches and even entire trees that have broken and fallen… Read more »

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Mulch is a wonderful way to care for trees, new and existing. It conserves moisture in soil, promotes a natural rate of evaporation, regulates soil temperature year-round, provides protection from weeds and it looks nice. Did you know that over-mulching your trees will make them susceptible to damage, and even kill them? When you invest… Read more »

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The Atlantic hurricane season is a time when most tropical cyclones are expected to develop across the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is currently defined as the time frame from June 1 through November 30. What plans should prudent home owners take with the trees in their landscape? Hurricanes and Violent Storms “It is important that… Read more »

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Image Credit: David Cappaert, Michigan State University Editorial Credit:  www.ncforestservice.gov What is the emerald ash borer (EAB)? The emerald ash borer is a metallic green beetle that bores into ash trees feeding on tissues beneath the bark, ultimately killing the tree. It is not native to the United States and was first found in the U.S…. Read more »