Q: Can trees be hazardous?
A: While trees are beneficial to mankind in many ways, they can also endanger lives and properties, if they are not well maintained. A damaged tree can topple off at an unexpected time and hurt people or damage structures.
Q: How often do I need tree service?
A: When it comes to caring for trees, their age, health, species, as well as location determines how often they should be given care. It is important as a homeowner to know proper tree care to help your tree thrive for long years. Work with a tree company that you can trust, and that values trees as much as you do.
Q: What is tree pruning?
A: It is the cutting of branches of a tree to improve its health and shape. Pruning is a crucial part of tree maintenance and is used as a preventive and corrective measure among compromised trees.
Q: What is tree topping?
A: Topping is a taboo tree care practice. It is considered one of the most harmful pruning practices and is never advised by a reputable tree service company. This method is usually performed when the tree has grown too big and is deemed hazardous.
Q: What tree should I plant?
A: You should consider the following tips when buying a new tree:
- Location and space
- Clearance from underground equipment and overhead utilities
- Vulnerability to sun and wind
Q: How should I plant my tree?
A: – Start by digging a shallow hole
- Locate the trunk flare
- Plant the tree at the proper height
- Be sure the tree is straight
- Fill the gap
- Stake the tree
- Put mulch around the base of the tree
- Water it
- Make sure you ask a professional to care for your tree
Q: What is mulching?
A: Mulch is placed over the surface of the base of the tree. Mulch keeps the moisture in and offers more benefits such as minimizing competition with weed, improving soil stability and reducing water loss.
Q: What benefits do trees bring?
A: We would need an entire web page to talk about the many benefits of having trees around. Aside from making the environment more beautiful than it is, trees increase property value significantly. They keep the air we breathe clean, provide us privacy, and keep the temperature down with their much-needed shade.
Q: What should I do if my tree is sick or infested by insects?
A: If you suspect your tree to be sick or insect-infested, you should carefully inspect it and look for signs of disease. You can notice apparent signs that the tree is sick when you check it thoroughly. If you notice an unnatural change in its appearance, including discoloration and loss of foliage, you should immediately schedule an assessment with a professional tree care company so they can help you determine the right course of action to save your tree.
Q: What is the International Society of Arboriculture?
A: The ISA was established as a scientific and educational non-profit organization in 1924. The organization aims to educate both professionals and consumers about the proper way of caring for trees.