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Storm Protection in North Carolina for Hurricane Irma

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Revamp Your North Carolina Fall Landscape

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Fall is right around the corner; leaves quickly change colors, crisp air settles in, and autumn crops arrive. There's no doubt about it, fall is a beautiful time in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Facts on Emerald Ash Borer

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The purpose of this article is to inform the public of an invasive pest currently attacking ash trees in North Carolina – Emerald Ash Borer. EAB is a serious threat that is currently devastating the ash populations within this state.

Emergency Tree Care  - Crew Members Undergo Rigorous Training 

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Carolina Tree Care’s arborists are highly skilled in the area of emergency tree care due in part to Training opportunities CTC offers employees. In North Carolina, Aerial rescue (AR) training is one outlet for craft workers to gain knowledge and preparedness to evaluate an emergency situation and respond appropriately.

Tree Health May Improve the Quality of Your Health

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Pine Sawfly

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Are your pine trees looking sick, and heavy pine tree defoliation evident? Your pines could be suffering from a creepy crawler; otherwise known as, the Red Headed Pine Sawfly. The Red Headed Pine Sawfly feeds on both native and exotic pines, but prefers to lay its eggs on hard pines. What does the damage look like? Damage from the Sawfly is first evident on pines when reddish – brown needles start appearing, where once healthy needles once were. Once a larvae becomes older they begin to eat the  needle in its entirety and  will more than likely strip a branch full of foliage before moving to another needle.

Carolina Tree Care Launches New Website

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Concord, NC—Carolina Tree Care (CTC), a leading provider of residential and commercial tree care services throughout the Carolinas, announced today the launch of its new website, www.carolinatree.com. The website includes a fresh design, easy-to-navigate functionality and enhanced content—all of which provide visitors with an improved experience for exploring Carolina Tree Care’s premier service offerings.

Are You Committing "Crepe Murder?"

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Crepe Myrtles are a beautiful and very common tree in Charlotte, NC that are also known for the pruning that is required to maintain their beauty. The overall goal of pruning the crepe myrtles is to shape the overall look of the tree, produce strong branches and showcase the smooth multi-toned bark. However, many individuals commit “crepe murder” sometimes without even knowing they’re doing so. Cutting the branches back to thin stubs becomes detrimental to the health of the tree.

Your Yard's New Year Resolutions Checklist 

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The new year is a great time to set goals for the upcoming year: When setting new year goals don't forget about your yard! In Charlotte, NC the winter months prove to be a perfect time to plan and execute for the upcoming spring months and soon blossoming trees. 
Your Yard's New Year Resolutions Checklist: 
  • Cable any weak or distressed trees to get ready for winter storms.
  • Prune any dead or diseased branches from trees.
  • Spray dormant oil on your fruit trees to protect from overwintering pests, larvae and eggs.
  • Clean your flower beds in preparation for the spring.
  • The winter is a great time to plant roses & bare root trees before spring arrives.

Safety First: Christmas Trees

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The holidays are right around the corner, and this time of year many enjoy beautiful evergreen trees inside the home. To keep safety at the forefront this holiday season, below are some tips to ensure your housing your Christmas tree in the safest manner possible.