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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Tree-Killing Bug Spreads Through NC. Let’s Help Stop It.
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 »
The benefits of tree maintenance during the winter months
Shoveling, plowing, sanding…and pruning? A common misconception is that tree maintenance cannot be done during the winter months, or that tree care companies do not operate during this time of the year. This has led to a surge of work for commercial tree care companies in the warmer months, and consequently, sometimes longer waits for… Read more »
Ask the Arborist: Do Trees Sunburn?
Question: I’m starting to notice discolored wood on some of my trees, and some of the bark is even decaying. After Googling the symptoms, I learned that trees can apparently suffer from sunburn! We do live in a warm area, but is this a very common problem? I didn’t know that this was possible! Ask the Arborist: As… Read more »
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