All About Trees

Sapsucker Damage

Posted on: February 17th, 2017

Every summer I receive calls about damage to trees and shrubs. The caller usually believes that an insect is the culprit of the damage. I ask some questions after hearing the concerns of the caller.
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Is mistletoe harmful to my tree?

Posted on: December 17th, 2016

In our urban forest it is not uncommon to notice mistletoe growing in our trees. Mistletoe affects many species of trees in south Alabama and can be an indicator of an unhealthy tree and lead
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Why climbing gaffs, spikes, or hooks are not to be used during tree pruning.

Posted on: April 17th, 2016

Climbing gaffs are to be used solely in tree removal or when there is no other safe method to access the canopy. The use of gaffs in tree pruning is harmful to the tree. Gaffs
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Tree Topping

Posted on: February 17th, 2016

I commonly receive calls requesting a quote for a tree to be topped. I cringe each time I hear those words. Tree topping should only happen during Christmas. What is tree topping? What are the
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