Co dominant trees are every where in West Michigan, especially Grand Rapids Area. Many homeowners don't realize that co dominant stems are actually a pretty serious issue. Depending on the size and age of the tree, a simple pruning could fix the issue. Howvever, if the tree is older or larger, a tree removal might be necessary. Learn more about co dominant stems and the steps you can take to fix them.
There has been an increase in White Pine Trees that are thinning or discolored in the Grand Rapids, MI area. Usually, the White Pine Trees are seen turning yellow. As this being a recent development, there is little to do to solve the issue (or even to pinpoint the problem or cause). Learn little more about why your white pine tree might be turning yellow.
Tree pruning in the late winter and early spring can cause certain trees to "bleed," especially here in West Michigan. If a tree beings to bleed while pruning, it is usually not a cause for concern. It is just sap being pushed up through the branches. Trees do this in order to get ready for spring time and give itself more energy. Learn more about trees bleeding.
Trees can die from a multitude of reasons, but one main cause of tree death and tree removal is due to vines. Vines can suffocate a tree and, overtime, kill the tree. Learn how to remove vines to prevent your tree from dying.
Although it may seem like the tree service industry is a pretty straightforward and simple profession, it can be quite tricky. Each tree job requires careful planning and assessment before any cutting may begin. One of the crucial elements that planning and assessment require is a sound understanding of all the tree industries vocabulary. Study some of the tree terminology that you may hear us use around your tree job.
After pruning or trimming a tree, many homeowners will ask us to use pruning paint to cover the wounds. Much to their surprise, pruning paint can actually be bad for a tree. The pruning paint interrupts a trees natural healing process, it can also trap moisture in the tree and encourage wood decay. Learn more about why it might not be a good idea to use pruning paint after tree pruning.
Have you ever wondered how trees are able to survive winter. All the leaves fall off, obviously resulting in an absence of the photosynthetic process. Well trees survive by using less energy. They go into a dormancy, similar to hibernation for animals. Trees are able to survive by reduced growth, and requiring less energy. Learn more about tree hibernation here.
Tree removals can be necessary for many different reasons, even visual appearance. Although tree cankers don't always kill a tree, they can be quite unsightly. Learn about what may cause tree cankers in order to prevent a future tree removal.
Deciduous trees are known for always shedding their leaves in the winter, unlike conifers. However, have you ever been walking through the woods and see a Oak or Beech Tree with leaves still attached (although brown and dried). Well there maybe several reasons for such a scenario: the tree is young, the tree is protecting itself, the tree is using the leaves for photosynthetic purposes. Click here to learn more about trees keeping their leaves in the winter.
When many homeowners are evaluating tree health, they usually look high into the tree to determine a trees condition. In reality, it is just as important to look down. Soil plays a very large role in the condition and health of a tree. Something that seems minuscule, such as soil compaction, can actually be detrimental to a tree. Learn more about the importance of soil minerals, water, and pores; it may help in avoiding a tree removal.