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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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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.

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.

Carolina Tree Care Crews Respond to Hurricane Matthew

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On October 8, 2016, Hurricane Matthew made landfall in South Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane bringing excessive rain and 75 mph winds to the state. The aggressive storm brought storm surge flooding where water was reported to be as high as 2.5 feet above ground level. Between surging waters and power outages, North and South Carolina were in a State of Emergency, and Carolina Tree Care crews immediately took action. For the first time in company history 95% of company employees were dispatched to aid in storm response working alongside many utility partners.

A Mulching Matter

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The survival of trees, whether you're in the Carolinas or any other geographical area, depends on people taking action to protect and preserve them. One way to protect and preserve the trees on your property comes with the use of proper mulching techniques. Mulch can come in various forms, including grass clippings, hardwood bark, hardwood chips, composted leaf litter, animal manure, pine needles, saw dust, shredded leaves, straw, etc.

Below lists some steps to correctly apply mulch:

  • Spread mulch under trees, shrubs, and throughout planting beds to a recommended depth of 3-4 inches for medium to coarse textured materials.
  • Pull mulch away from the bases of tree and shrub trunks creating a donut-hole Do not pile it up against the trunk (“volcano mulching”). Excessive mulch on the trunk causes moisture to build up, creating ideal conditions for insect pests, diseases, and decay.
  • Ideally, the mulched area around a tree should extend to the drip line of the branches, or at least cover a 4-5 foot diameter area around the trunk. The larger the mulched area, the more beneficial.
  • Check the mulch depth annually and replenish as necessary.

Tree Bracing and Cabling for Winter Storms

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Has a certified arborist inspected your trees lately? After a professional arborist comes to inspect your trees for signs of decay in trees’ root systems and trunks, and inspect crowns of trees for dead branches or other indications of weakness – the arborist may suggest installing a cable or a system of cables.

Carolina Tree Care Celebrates 25 & 20 Year Company Anniversaries

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The year 2015 marks two big celebrations in Carolina Tree Care history. Company president, Jack Guffey,

 Join Us In Pittsburgh for TCI EXPO!

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When I began my career with Carolina Tree Care 25 years ago, I started as a ground man and worked my way up to climber, foreman, area manager, general manager, and eventually president. Today I’m writing to you as the Chair of the TCIA Board of Directors.