Spotted Lanternfly in Michigan

Spotted Lanternfly in Michigan

Spotted Lanternfly is officially in Michigan. The first case has been confirmed in Oakland County, near Pontiac. We have time before it most likely reaches Grand Rapids, but not long. Here we will discuss all you need to know about Spotted Lanternfly.  What is...

Beech Leaf Disease

Michigan got some shocking news right after the recent holiday. Beech Leaf Disease is officially in Michigan. It was first spotted in St. Clair County. Here in Kent and the surrounding counties, it hasn’t been spotted yet, but that isn’t to say it won’t be here...
Girdling Roots

Girdling Roots

Lately, we have been getting a lot of questions about what might be wrong with my tree. And the answer has been girdling roots. Why is that? What are girdling roots? Should we be concerned about them? Let’s go over it!  What are Girdling Roots?  Girdling...

Sassafras Longevity

The Sassafras albidum, or more commonly known as just Sassafras, is a central Michigan Native who has wonderful pros, however, it can end up being a hassle more than a beauty. Sassafras Background: An admiring feature of the Sassafras is its colorful display in the...
Tree Removal

Tree Removal

We often get asked how tree removal works, or rather the process of tree removal. There are many ways that tree removals can take place, and it all starts at the quotation level.  Tree Removal Quotation:  Having a knowledgeable tree expert look at the...
Trimming Mistakes Homeowners Make

Trimming Mistakes Homeowners Make

When trimming at home, by yourself, several mistakes are often made. Here are some reasons why you should always reach out to a professional for your trimming needs! 1. Wrong Timing Proper timing when trimming trees is essential to the health of the tree. Generally,...
Are My Trees Too Close to the House?

Are My Trees Too Close to the House?

Are my trees too close to the house? This is a question we hear quite often. There is a concept within the green industry of the right plant, right place. Knowing where your tree lies on your property falls into this concept. Whether you’re planting trees, removing...

Stump Grinding & Stump Removal

You just had your tree removed, now what? Or you are planning to get it removed, but do not know what to do with the stump? No worries! You have options! Here we go over leaving the stump, stump removals, and stump grinding. You Can Always Leave The Stump This is...

What is Oak Wilt?

What is Oak Wilt? Although Oak Wilt has been around since the 1970s here in Grand Rapids, MI, not many people know what it is. So, what is Oak Wilt? Well, Oak Wilt is a disease of oak trees, mainly Red Oaks, caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum. This fungus...
Tree Removal

When Tree Removal is Needed

“When Do I Remove a Tree?” We get asked this very often here in Grand Rapids. This is a complex question. A lot comes into play when deciding tree removal is needed. It is important to have a tree expert or an arborist look at your trees. They have a trained eye for...