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Tree Care & Health Advice

Plant Health Care and Trees

“Plant health care, also called PHC, offers a total health approach to landscape and plant health,” says Tchukki Andersen, BCMA, CTSP*. Tchukki is staff arborist with the Tree Care Industry Association. “Your arborist will monitor your property, watching for potential or actual problems in your landscape. Implementing PHC program implemented may the best way to avoid problems ” Read more >>

Fall Is a Great Time to Mulch

“I know we’re supposed to do something to our trees in the fall, but what?”. Tree owners often feel compelled to something to their trees and landscape plants on a regular basis. But, unless there is a specific reason to spray, prune or apply things to landscape trees, the best thing to “do” to keep your trees healthy is apply a layer of composted mulch. Read more >>

Why is tree work so expensive?

Posted on: November 25th, 2019

Why is tree work so expensive? I just want that one tree taken out, and I was quoted a price equal to: three iPhones; 600 pumpkin spice lattes; a Caribbean cruise; 23 front row tickets

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.

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

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

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