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Get to Know David Whitley, ISA-Certified Arborist

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A new arborist has joined Carolina Tree Care. Say hello to David Whitley!

Want to Plant Native Trees and Shrubs in Your Yard? Start Here.

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If your ideal yard includes fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees, and melodious birds, native trees and shrubs are a must. They're also vital if you want to support a healthy ecosystem.

This week, we're discussing why native trees and shrubs are so important. We're also giving you five native tree and shrub suggestions for your property in Charlotte, NC!

Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Pool in a Yard Full of Trees

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Finally installing the pool you've always wanted at your Charlotte, NC property? Although you may have to remove some trees to make room for your new pool, you may be wondering if you can leave trees around the perimeter or otherwise close by.

Trees provide beauty, privacy, shade, and many other benefits. It's no wonder you don't want to get rid of every tree in your yard!

But how close can a tree be to your pool? And which ones could cause trouble for your pool down the line?

This week, we're diving into what you should consider when it comes to trees and pools!

These 7 Trees are Made for the Shade

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Most trees need plenty of sunlight to grow and thrive, but that doesn't mean you have to leave the shady spots of your landscape empty!

There are lots of shade-tolerant tree species out there for you to choose from. Take a look through this list to see if any of these shade-tolerant trees would make the perfect addition to your outdoor space in Charlotte, NC.

Boost the Health of Your Trees the Environmentally Friendly Way

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The bugs in your trees are very annoying. Maybe they're dropping excrement into your pool or on your driveway. Or maybe you're tired of holes in your plant's leaves or webbing in between its branches.

You want to reduce the insect population in your trees and shrubs, but, as the environmentally conscious property owner you are, you don't want to use treatments that will negatively affect our sensitive ecosystem.

We feel the same way.

Treating your trees and shrubs doesn't have to mean damaging the rest of the environment. This week, we're talking about three things we do to reduce our impact on the environment while treating your trees and shrubs.

Don't Spend Another Season Dealing with Whiteflies

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Pop quiz time! 💥

This insect damages trees and shrubs by sucking up the sap in their leaves. It excretes a sugary substance called honeydew that eventually attracts a fungus called sooty mold.

What insect are we talking about?

If you're a faithful reader of our blog, or you've had problems with these insects in the past, you might guess aphids or scales. But there's another insect that attacks plants in the same way and also leaves honeydew behind — whiteflies.

Overwatering Your Trees Could Do More Harm Than Good

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Don't let phytophthora root rot ruin your trees and shrubs

You don't have to be a plant health care expert to know that overwatering your indoor plants can kill them. Well, the same thing can happen to your trees and shrubs. Overwatering your trees or shrubs and/or planting them in spots that don't drain well can lead to root issues like phytophthora root rot.

This week, we're diving into phytophthora root rot and how to spot it in your yard in Charlotte, NC.

5 Flowering Shrubs to Make Your Landscaping Pop This Spring

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Looking for a few shrubs that will bring lots of color and beauty to your yard in Charlotte, NC? You're in luck! We've put together a list of a few of our favorite flowering shrubs that you can use to take your outdoor space up a notch.

3 Things You Need to Know About Tea Scale

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Camellias are a beautiful evergreen shrub that can bloom from autumn to spring. With the right varieties, you can enjoy those colorful blooms for months.

To keep your camellias healthy and strong, watch out for a pest that will soon start making its appearance in the Concord and Charlotte, NC areas — tea scales.

Don't know a thing about tea scales and wondering how they can harm your gorgeous camellias? Read on for the three things you need to know!

Is Chlorosis Behind Your Tree or Shrub's Pale Foliage?

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You've enjoyed watching your yard come back to life over the last few weeks. But wait a minute — are the once vibrant green leaves of your tree or shrub now a lot paler? It could be suffering from a condition called chlorosis.

What is chlorosis and how can you get your leaves their greenest green again? We've got the answers you're looking for!

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