Planting a tree in a landscape takes planning, and a few more steps than simply putting the tree in a whole. Common issues with tree planting:
Not calling to check for utilities before you dig.
This can be very dangerous. In Lake County ... READ MORE
Trees growing in the landscape or field growing in a nursery need special care when transplanting to ensure success. Here's how to do it.
Selection and Timing
Select only healthy trees that are capable of successful transplantation. Root ... READ MORE
Common Questions and Answers
Is it true that electric utilities are required by federal law to cut down trees near their power lines?
No. To prevent power outages, federally approved reliability standards require utilities to manage vegetation ... READ MORE
There are numerous instances where pruning is necessary to promote a tree’s health, provide clearance for sidewalks/roads, reduce hazards to people and property, and train and shape a young tree. Pruning cuts also create potential entry points ... READ MORE
Urban forest conservation is primarily a social endeavor. The practice of arboriculture and urban forestry takes place in a value laden context. Science and technology represent the tools by which we carve out these social values within the ... READ MORE
It’s a well-established fact... trees treat us well. We don’t always return the favor, but there is a reason that “The Giving Tree” is a modern parable – trees take care of us in spite of our exploitation, removal, and large indifference ... READ MORE
Following a major storm, our backyards, and communities can be quickly changed. Homes and buildings may be damaged or destroyed. Power lines will be down and trees broken and torn. In the wake such change people, and entire neighborhoods may ... READ MORE
Following a hurricane or other strong storm you may need to assess structural damage to property caused by a storm. You may also want to calculate the financial loss of damage to trees and other landscaping.
The value of damaged trees can be ... READ MORE
Damage to trees increases with increasing wind storm speeds. But, not all trees withstand winds to the same degree. Some trees are better choices than others in hurricane prone coastal landscapes.
Since Hurricane Andrew struck South Florida ... READ MORE
Seemingly large healthy branches can occasionally and suddenly drop off mature trees during calm summer weather. The unexpected fall of a large limb is unnerving and can make us start to feel uneasy about the tree. After all, the once venerable ... READ MORE