Tree Growth Regulator – Slow Your Tree’s Growth To Make It Healthier
Many homeowners associate big flourishing canopies with good health; however, in our urban/suburban area, large trees can cause some nasty issues. Encroaching: Large trees planted too close to buildings and power lines will start encroaching on these structures and can cause some hefty damages. Falling: Larger, fast-growing trees such as tulip poplars, red maples, and silver maples, often grow too fast and aren’t able to establish strong root systems. This can lead to them uprooting…
Early Fall Foliage Means Your Tree Is Stressed
For the past few weeks, our Arborists have noted a good amount of trees that have already started changing colors and losing their leaves. Most homeowners see this as a sign of early fall; however, our arborists warn that early fall color is a cry for help. In our area, you typically will start seeing the leaves turn at the beginning of October, hitting their peak right before the onset of November. Leaves changing color…
Yellowing Leaves – Interveinal Chlorosis
Are your leaves turning yellow? Since it’s too early in the year for leaves to begin changing color and falling, the yellowing of your tree’s leaves is most likely a sign of lack of micronutrients. Micronutrients are elements needed in small amounts to keep a tree healthy and promote growth/development. Micronutrients include iron, manganese, copper, zinc, molybdenum, and boron. Iron and Manganese are the two micronutrients that are commonly deficient in landscape trees and shrubs….
Does Ivy Hurt Trees? – How To Remove Ivy From Trees
“Does Ivy hurt trees?” is a question our arborists receive a lot from homeowners in this area. Although many people love the look of ivy growing on trees, Ivy is a threat to your tree. In fact, these aesthetically appealing vines can actually accelerate rot, steal nutrients, deprive the tree of sunlight, and cause it to fall during a storm. Below you will find out how Ivy hurts trees and how to remove ivy safely….
Mulch Madness: 5 Common Mulching Mistakes
Mulching can be greatly beneficial to your trees but if you don’t mulch correctly you could do more harm than good to your trees and shrubs. Read on to learn the 5 most common mulching mistakes and what you should do instead. 1) Mulch Volcanoes/Mulching Too Close To The Base We’ve talked about mulch volcanoes before; they are the most common mulching mistake. You can see examples of mulch volcanoes in most shopping centers and…