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May 2017: Mature Tree Care – Part 3

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Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion.  We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Mulching Mulching can reduce environmental stress by providing trees with a more moderate root environment that has fewer temperature and moisture extremes than the surrounding soil. Mulch reduces competition from weeds and grass and prevents mechanical...

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May 2017: Mature Tree Care – Part 2

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Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion.  We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Tree Inspection Regular tree inspections can catch changes in a tree’s health before a disease, insect, or environmental problem becomes too serious to address. Ideally, mature trees should be inspected at least once a year to assess four characteristics...

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May 2017: Mature Tree Care – Part 1

Posted by on May 20th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on May 2017: Mature Tree Care – Part 1

Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion.  We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Mature Tree Care Learn procedures specific to a routine maintenance program for mature tree care, including tree inspection, mulching, fertilization, pruning, and tree removal. Think of tree care as an investment. A healthy tree increases in value with age...

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May 2017: Insect and Disease – Part 4

Posted by on May 20th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on May 2017: Insect and Disease – Part 4

Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion.  We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Insects and Disease Chewing insects eat plant tissue such as leaves, flowers, buds, roots, and twigs. Damage by these insects is often defined by uneven or broken margins on the leaves, skeletonization of the leaves, and leaf mining. Chewing insects include...

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May 2017: Insect and Disease – Part 3

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Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion.  We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Diseases Three things are required for a disease to develop: a pathogen (the disease-causing agent) a plant susceptibility to that particular pathogen an environment suitable for disease development Plants vary in susceptibility to pathogens. Many...

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May 2017: Insect and Disease – Part 2

Posted by on May 20th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on May 2017: Insect and Disease – Part 2

Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion. We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Diagnosis Correct diagnosis of plant health problems requires a careful examination of the situation. Accurately identify the plant. Many insects and diseases are plant-specific. This helps limit the list of suspected diseases and disorders. Look for a...

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April 2017: Insects & Disease – Part 1

Posted by on Apr 22nd, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on April 2017: Insects & Disease – Part 1

Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion. We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Insect and Disease and Problems Improve your knowledge about insects and diseases that may affect tree health and learn proper steps for diagnosis. Insects and diseases can threaten tree health. As soon as you notice any abnormality in your tree’s...

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April 2017: Proper Mulching Techniques – Part 3

Posted by on Apr 22nd, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on April 2017: Proper Mulching Techniques – Part 3

Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion. We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Problems Associated with Improper Mulching On wet soils, deep mulch can lead to excess moisture in the root zone, which can stress the plant and cause root rot. Piling mulch against the trunk or stems of plants can stress stem tissues and may lead to the...

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April 2017: Proper Mulching Techniques – Part 2

Posted by on Apr 22nd, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on April 2017: Proper Mulching Techniques – Part 2

Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion. We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Types of Mulch Mulches are available in many forms. The two major types of mulch are inorganic and organic. Inorganic mulches include different types of rock, lava rock, rubber, fabrics, etc. Inorganic mulches do not decompose and do not need to be...

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April 2017: Proper Mulching Techniques – Part 1

Posted by on Apr 22nd, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on April 2017: Proper Mulching Techniques – Part 1

Here at Top Tree LLC, we offer our guidance, experience, and knowledge to all of our clients and potential clients with a high level of passion. We look forward to talking shop with you and no matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Proper Mulching Techniques Mulching is one of the most beneficial practices you can use for better tree health. Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to keep moisture consistent and improve soil conditions. Mulching is one of the most beneficial...

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