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What's Your Tree's Name?

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We name pets, cars, and boats, but have you ever thought about naming your tree? Trees are living, breathing things, so why wouldn't you?

Certified Arborist David Whitley never thought about naming his trees until he met the right Arborist and the right tree. Here's his story...

Why You Need a Tree Care Professional to Prune Your Trees

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Regular pruning is an essential part of tree care. It ensures that your tree grows healthy and strong, it enhances your tree's beauty, and it makes your property safer.

Though pruning may seem simple, it is possible to prune a tree incorrectly and inadvertently leave a tree open to issues like stunted growth, decay, and/or disease.

What does improper pruning look like and why does it hurt trees? Read on to find out!

Your Guide to Mistletoe

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We all know about the holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, but what is mistletoe, exactly? If you spot mistletoe growing on your tree, should you count yourself lucky that you now have a supply of holiday décor or get rid of it?

We're answering all the questions you never even knew you had about mistletoe in this post, so let's get started!

Fall Tree Care Tips to Prevent Winter Burn on Your Evergreens

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One of the best things about evergreens is their ability to, well, stay green! Their vibrant leaves and needles keep your yard from looking like a barren wasteland in the winter.

The last thing you want is for a harsh, dry winter to damage your evergreens and turn that lovely green foliage brown, an injury otherwise known as winter burn.

Is there anything you can do in the fall to reduce the chances of winter burn harming the evergreens in your Charlotte, NC yard?

We're glad you asked!

This week, we're going over the things you can do in autumn to keep your evergreens healthy throughout the winter and into spring.

Strengthen Your Trees Against Late Summer Storms With These 7 Tips

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The beginning of September doesn't just signal the end of summer — it's also the start of what's typically the most active period for hurricanes.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there's a 60% chance that the 2022 hurricane season will be above normal.

Hurricanes and other severe weather events can be detrimental to your trees. Although the risk of failure is never zero, healthy trees have a much better chance at standing strong against the high winds and heavy rains that frequently blow through the Charlotte, NC area this time of year.

Follow these 7 tips to keep your trees healthy and strong and sleep a little easier during hurricane season!

Are Your Lawn Mowing Habits Hurting Your Tree?

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When a tree is unhealthy, you may look to the natural environment to try to figure out what's going on. Is there a disease or bug attacking it? Is it getting enough water? Is there a soil problem?

While any of those issues, or a combination of them, could lead to a sick tree, trees in urban environments have something more to contend with — us!

For instance, when you mow your lawn, do you mow over surface roots? Are you hitting your tree's trunk while using your string trimmer?

That could be what's behind the sick tree in your Charlotte, NC yard.

Keep reading to learn more about how lawn power tools can hurt your tree and how to protect your tree from damage!

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!

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.

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.

How to Install Mulch Like a Professional

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There's no doubt that a mulch installation is one of the most beneficial things you can do to keep your trees healthy. But you know what they say about too much of a good thing. Well, the same is true for mulch.

This week, we're giving you tips on how to install mulch properly so you don't end up causing more harm than good.

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