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April 2017: Trees & Turf: Part 3

Posted by on Apr 22nd, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on April 2017: Trees & Turf: 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. Maintenance Practices Trees and grass have different requirements. Given the closeness of tree and grass roots, treatment of one may damage the other. Many herbicides used in lawn care can cause severe damage to trees when misapplied. Herbicide drift on a...

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April 2017: Trees & Turf: Part 2

Posted by on Apr 22nd, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on April 2017: Trees & Turf: 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. Competition For Resources All plants require sunlight, water, and rooting space for growth. In the landscape, plants compete with their neighbors for these resources. Some plants even release chemicals in the soil to restrict growth of nearby plants. A...

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March 2017: Trees & Turf: Part 1

Posted by on Mar 8th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on March 2017: Trees & Turf: Part 1

At Top Tree LLC, we do our best to promote and give out the best plant and tree health advice we can. No matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Tree and grass selection, competition among plants, maintenance practices, and special situations must all be considered when trees and turf share a landscape. Woody plants and turfgrasses are critical design elements in urban and suburban landscapes. Trees and turf offer distinct personal, functional, and environmental benefits. The intended...

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March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 4

Posted by on Mar 8th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 4

At Top Tree LLC, we do our best to promote and give out the best plant and tree health advice we can. No matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. What Would a Maintenance Program Cost? Because each program is individually designed to fit the needs of a particular landscape, no standard price can be given without a site visit and assessment. You may have an interest in developing a plan for a few key trees in your landscape, or you may wish to have the entire landscape placed on a...

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March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 3

Posted by on Mar 8th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 3

At Top Tree LLC, we do our best to promote and give out the best plant and tree health advice we can. No matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Our clients have different landscape objectives, so there is no standard maintenance program. However, maintenance programs do have several common features. First, a general maintenance plan involves monitoring tree and shrub health. This step allows problems to be detected and managed before they become serious. The monitoring may be as...

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March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 2

Posted by on Mar 8th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 2

At Top Tree LLC, we do our best to promote and give out the best plant and tree health advice we can. No matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Tree Health Care While trees are dominant features in your home landscape, they share this area with grasses, shrubs, and other plants. These plants are bedded in a common resource: soil. The roots of trees, shrubs, turf grass, and bedding plants comingle and compete for water and nutrients. The roots of a single mature tree may extend well...

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March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 1

Posted by on Mar 8th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on March 2017: Plant Health Care: Part 1

At Top Tree LLC, we do our best to promote and give out the best plant and tree health advice we can. No matter what, we welcome any questions you have regarding your trees and plants on your property. Explains what plant health care means, what its implementation involves, and how trees and shrubs benefit from it. Symptoms, such as discolored leaves, dead branches, or early leaf drop, can prompt a call to a us. Sometimes the cause of concern is a minor problem that is easily explained and corrected. Other times, the problem is more complex,...

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March 2017: Trees Damaged by Construction: Part 4

Posted by on Mar 8th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on March 2017: Trees Damaged by Construction: Part 4

Top Tree LLC can help you manage any tree hazards you have on your property. We are some of the best arborists in the Tri-Cities and can either give you advice on how to manage your trees or perform any preventative maintenance you need. Here is the continuation of the series on Trees Damaged During Construction. Aeration of the root area could improve root health, along with water and mineral uptake. One effective method employs a high-pressure, which breaks up soil with little impact to roots. This process can be beneficial, or it...

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February 2017: Trees Damaged by Construction: Part 3

Posted by on Feb 20th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on February 2017: Trees Damaged by Construction: Part 3

Top Tree LLC can help you manage any tree hazards you have on your property. We are some of the best arborists in West Richland and can either give you advice on how to manage your trees or perform any preventative maintenance you need. Here is the continuation of the series on Trees Damaged During Construction. Irrigation and Drainage One of the most important tree maintenance procedures following construction damage is to maintain an adequate, but not excessive, supply of water to the root zone. Water trees as needed, especially during the...

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February 2017: Trees Damaged by Construction: Part 2

Posted by on Feb 20th, 2017 in Tree Maintenance | Comments Off on February 2017: Trees Damaged by Construction: Part 2

Top Tree LLC can help you manage any tree hazards you have on your property. We are some of the best arborists in Benton City and can either give you advice on how to manage your trees or perform any preventative maintenance you need. Here is the continuation of the series on Trees Damaged During Construction. Treating Trunk and Crown Injuries Split, torn, or broken branches should be removed. Also, remove any dead or diseased limbs from the crown of the tree. It is best to postpone other maintenance pruning, such as crown raising, for a few...

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