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    Quarterly Tree Care

    It is not an uncommon misconception for property owners to believe that having a lawncare company means, they do not need an arborist or tree care maintenance program. Unfortunately, that simply is not true. Your lawncare company is not trained to identify or treat insect pests and diseases in your trees.

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    How often should I water my trees?

    A common question for most property owners is: How often should I water my trees? This is a great question, especially if you have recently invested in planting a new tree. As with any landscape care there is no one size fits all, when it comes to watering your tree(s). How often you water your tree will be highly dependent up on the area you live in, as well as, whether or not the tree is newly planted or established, the current weather conditions, and the time of year. Caring for your trees and making sure they are sufficiently watered can save you money, help cool your home, provide shade when outside, increase your property value, and provide you and your family with added health benefits.

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    Revitalize & Save Your Sick Tree

    Having a routine tree care maintenance plan, helps to prevent the development of sick trees throughout your entire landscape. However, not all residential and commercial properties have a tree care plan in place. Trees that are not maintained quarterly to ensure proper fertilization, structural growth, and aeration of the soil are more susceptible to tree diseases and insect pest infestations.

    Trees serve as an integral part of our landscapes and ecosystem. Here at Tree Medics we understand the value of trees and focus our efforts on saving and reviving sick trees. Unfortunately, not every tree can be saved, some ailments and forms of damage are beyond revitalization. However, if given the choice to save a sick tree or have it cut down…why not save it? All tree diseases and insect pest infestations are preventable, and many of them are easily treatable, at a fraction of the cost of tree removal.

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    Make trees an essential element of your estate

    Whether you have a generational property or you’re maintaining a historic home for tours and events, the whole property makes a statement. Don’t just focus your efforts on the house and surrounding structures themselves: everything from the trees along the driveway to the trees in the backyard can be part of the experience. Here’s how to bring them to the forefront with estate management.

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    Proper pruning for tree heath care

    The benefits of trees in landscaping go beyond air purification and oxygen production; trees can lower bills, increase property value, and even reduce the crime rate. Trees reduce heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars and well cared for trees increase property value by up to 20%. Pruning is the most common maintenance for tree care to remove dead branches, improve structure, and reduce the risks to the tree’s health. Tree growth is maximized when pruning is done annually before the spring growth starts.

  • Why you need a long-term tree maintenance program

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    Tree care can fall in the gap between conventional landscape management services. Many times, home inspections consider the building structures and landscaping surfaces but exclude tree care. In order to maintain the health of your trees and the structural integrity of the surrounding land, it is imperative to keep them covered through a tree maintenance program. Here’s why…

  • Tree Root Collar Excavation & Why Your Trees Need It

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    A tree’s root collar, also known as a root crown or neck, is simply the top of a root system, where the trunk meets the roots. For most species of tree, the root collar is supposed to be partially exposed, sitting just at ground level. The tissues of trees’ roots and trunks have vastly different methods for transporting water and nutrients, so their meeting point at the root crown is critically important to facilitating this exchange.

  • The Importance of Fertilizing Trees

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    Water & nutrients are the most important requirements of trees living on residential and commercial properties. Irrigation, or watering, may be an easy way to provide the water they need, but supplying the nutrients they need can be a bit more difficult. Tree roots gather nutrients from the surrounding soil below ground. It is commonly thought that tree roots are extremely deep in the soil, however, the reality is that they are predominately living in the upper 8”-12” of the soil and extend laterally to the drip line (or edge of the canopy) &/or beyond.