This week our Plant Health Care Manager and Arborist Representative made a yard visit; where horses were present and tree/plant toxicity was a concern. Most toxicities from trees come from poisons released through leaves after leaf fall. Keep your horses safe and away from trees or tree chips that are considered toxic if ingested. Below, see the list of 6 trees commonly found throughout NC and considered toxic to horses.
NEWS & BLOGS
North Carolina’s heat has brought bugs and pests out in full force. This summer keep your oak trees healthy, strong, and pest free. Oak trees are known for being sturdy and durable, but still needs protection from pest attacks. One pest typically seen in late August / early September throughout North Carolina oak trees is the Orange Striped Oakworm.
The pine tree is our North Carolina's state tree and best known for lush green needles and beautifully straight trunks. This type of tree can be found all throughout NC from the mountains to the coast!
If you've found beetles among your yard and in your garden, you're not alone. In the summertime we typically see Japanese Beetles are out in full force around Concord, Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh. Japanese beetles have a shiny metallic green look to them and can be found throughout trees and plants.
Cherry Bud Rot is being seen right now across communities in North Carolina.
Charlotte, NC – The Bagworm Caterpillar is a tree pest seen year-after-year throughout Charlotte, Concord, Greensboro, and Raleigh, NC. Are your trees ready to stand against these common creepy crawlers?
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Stump grinding is something we are asked a lot of questions about! Whether you previously had a tree removed and just a stump left or looking to have a tree and stump removed, we can help you through the tree removal and stump grinding process. Depending on access to the tree stump we typically use a stump grinder to remove tree stumps. An excavator may be needed if access to the tree stump is limited. When you speak to your areas arborist representative they will go over what piece of equipment will be best for the job. Stump grinding pricing will vary depending on stump size and what equipment is used,
Buyer beware: The prices for tree removal quoted by your local mom-and-pop tree service may not include the cost of stump grinding or stump removal. Stump grinding is typically factored at $2.5–$3 per inch but may be less expensive if the stump is rotting and easier to grind.