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April 2019 – Tree & Shrub Care – Ash Trees

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Taking care of your ash trees and shrubs is just a part of having trees and shrubs on your property. You will have to be mindful of various kinds of insects, fungus, weather damage, and of course, just the normal wear and tear a tree will go through. The Ash tree is a distant cousin of the olive tree. More than 65 species of the ash tree family can be found in North America. Here in the Tri-Cities they are a little fewer and farther between, but they’re still here. Ashes vary, depending on the type, from small, rather slender specimens to...

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April 2019 – Cherry Tree & Chestnut Trees

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Taking care of of your cedar trees and shrubs is just a part of having trees and shrubs on your property. You will have to be mindful of various kinds of insects, fungus, weather damage, and of course, just the normal wear and tear a tree will go through. Cherry Trees Cherry trees make beautiful specimen plants. They are generally short-lived to about 20 years because they are prone to a variety insects and diseases. This does not deter the tree from being used in gardens as its attractiveness far outweighs its short life-span. Quite useful...

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April 2019 – Oriental Arborvitae & Northern White Cedar Trees

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Taking care of your cedar trees and shrubs is just a part of having trees and shrubs on your property. You will have to be mindful of various kinds of insects, fungus, weather damage, and of course, just the normal wear and tear a tree will go through. The Northern White Cedar is a very adaptable landscape plant with fragrant foliage. The leaves are glossy and green, covering the trunk from the ground up and the branches are up-sweeping. The trunk is dark, grayish brown and shreds. Excellent for hedges. The yellowish-brown fall foliage is...

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April 2019 – Tree & Shrub Care – Deodar & Easter Red Cedar Trees

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Taking care of your cedar trees and shrubs is just a part of having trees and shrubs on your property. You will have to be mindful of various kinds of insects, fungus, weather damage, and of course, just the normal wear and tear a tree will go through. Normally from the Himalayas, the Deodar Cedar is a dense, and soft-textured pyramidal tree with slightly tiered branches. The leader tends to be somewhat bowed. The needles are the longest of any cedar, measuring from 1.5-2 inches in length. As the tree ages, lower branches tend to bend towards...

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April 2019 – Atlas Cedar & Cedar of Lebanon Trees

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Taking care of  your cedar trees and shrubs is just a part of having trees and shrubs on your property. You will have to be mindful of various kinds of insects, fungus, weather damage, and of course, just the normal wear and tear a tree will go through. The Atlas Cedar The Atlas Cedar, which is originally from North Africa, is an irregular, wide pyramidal tree that makes a beautiful tree. The most common type planted is the Blue Atlas Cedar which has stunning silvery-blue needles. Needles are 3/4 to 1 inch in length. The silhouette is wide...

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April 2019 – Tree & Shrub Care – Birch Trees

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Taking care of your birch trees and shrubs is just a part of having trees and shrubs on your property. You will have to be mindful of various kinds of insects, fungus, weather damage, and of course, just the normal wear and tear a tree will go through. Birch trees are a popular choice for the home landscaper here in the Tri-Cities. Their unique bark and beautiful leaves make them perfect shade and ornamental trees. However, they do demand a little care and attention. Not just any site or soil condition will do and many trees fail to reach...

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Stump Removal – Part 1: Why Removal Is Necessary – March 2019

Posted by on Mar 31st, 2019 in Tips & Tricks | Comments Off on Stump Removal – Part 1: Why Removal Is Necessary – March 2019

Reasons to Remove a Stump Before you have a Tri-Cities tree removal specialist cut down a tree on your property, you’ll need to decide whether the worker will want to remove the stump as well. If you’re having a hard time making this call, consider these factors when deciding. Stumps are ugly. Aesthetically speaking, the looks of a stump aren’t appealing. If you’re meticulous about your yard, removing the stump is a no brainer. Stumps aren’t safe. Stumps can be dangerous to your kids and family. When playing in your...

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Stump Removal – Part 6: Disposing of the Stumps – March 2019

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Getting rid of a tree stump can be done a few different ways.  If you need to get rid of a stump that you’ve dug out of the ground, you can either take a chainsaw to it, burn it where it sits, or just cut out chunks and toss them into a wood chipper. Getting It Done With A Chainsaw If you use a chainsaw to bust up a wood stump, you will want to make sure you use a chainsaw that is big enough to handle the task.  Also, you will need to make sure you have the proper gloves, eye protection, and protective clothing. After you have successfully...

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Stump Removal – Part 5: Using Fire – March 2019

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One of the most crowd favorite ways of getting rid of a stump is to burn the stump out of the ground. In reality, this method is less than perfect, since stumps set deep in the ground rarely receive enough oxygen to facilitate a fire that actually makes a measurable difference in eliminating the stump from your property. In fact, a low oxygen burn can instead create a charcoal material that is almost impossible to decompose and remove. Burning can be used to get rid of tree stumps, but this method is rarely done except by professional...

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Stump Removal – Part 4: Prepping For Chemicals – March 2019

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Drill Holes In The Stump Trim off as much of the top of the protruding stump as you can. Using a one inch spade bit with a spade bit extender, drill several one inch holes around the perimeter of the stump about a foot deep and three to four inches back from the edge. Drill more holes three to four inches down from the rim at a 45-degree angle to connect with the other holes. They’ll provide vent holes for burning or help the rotting process. You could remove a stump by renting a stump grinder, but another way is to buy a can of stump...

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