Discover the Perfect Replacement Trees for Your NC Landscape
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by Amanda D. Raymond
6M ago
Is your outdoor space looking a little empty since you took down that tree? You don’t have to leave that spot barren—there are plenty of great replacement tree options out there! If you’re researching the best replacement trees for your NC landscape, we’ve gathered some helpful suggestions and planting tips for you. Let’s dig in ..read more
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When to Call an Arborist vs. a Landscaper
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by Amanda D. Raymond
7M ago
Gorgeous lawns don't just sprout up out of nowhere. They need regular upkeep to remain in good shape, and sometimes that means bringing in outside help, especially if you don’t have a green thumb. That’s what makes landscapers so great—they’re trained and equipped to keep your flowers blooming and your lawn green, lush, and weed-free. While landscapers may have some knowledge in planting trees and light tree pruning, there are certain tree issues and maintenance tasks that require the expertise of a local tree care company. If you've ever found yourself wondering when to call an arborist vs ..read more
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Charlotte's UDO and What It Means for Your Trees
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by Amanda D. Raymond
9M ago
Charlotte's Unified Development Ordinance went into effect on June 1, and it includes some new regulations around tree removals. Here's what you need to know ..read more
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Why Should You Hire a Certified Arborist?
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by Amanda D. Raymond
10M ago
Any random person with a chainsaw can claim to know how to do tree work. But what kind of training do they have? Do they know where the line is between maintaining a tree and harming it? Are they up to date on the latest techniques in the industry?  How do you know they are a true tree care professional? One way is to find out if they are a certified arborist or whether their company has certified arborists on staff. Why does an arborist certification matter when you're looking for tree service? We're so glad you asked ..read more
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What's Your Tree's Name?
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1y ago
We name pets, cars, and boats, but have you ever thought about naming your tree? Trees are living, breathing things, so why wouldn't you? Certified Arborist David Whitley never thought about naming his trees until he met the right Arborist and the right tree. Here's his story ..read more
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Why You Need a Tree Care Professional to Prune Your Trees
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by Amanda D. Raymond
1y ago
Regular pruning is an essential part of tree care. It ensures that your tree grows healthy and strong, it enhances your tree's beauty, and it makes your property safer. Though pruning may seem simple, it is possible to prune a tree incorrectly and inadvertently leave a tree open to issues like stunted growth, decay, and/or disease. What does improper pruning look like and why does it hurt trees? Read on to find out ..read more
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Your Guide to Mistletoe
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by Amanda D. Raymond
1y ago
We all know about the holiday tradition of kissing under the mistletoe, but what is mistletoe, exactly? If you spot mistletoe growing on your tree, should you count yourself lucky that you now have a supply of holiday décor or get rid of it? We're answering all the questions you never even knew you had about mistletoe in this post, so let's get started ..read more
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Staying Current on Electrical Hazards: Carolina Tree Care Takes Part in Annual EHAT
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by Amanda D. Raymond
1y ago
Did you know that about half of all electrocution fatalities are from indirect contact? And that even a streetlamp circuit or phone line can have enough energy running through it to cause a fatality? Those facts may not be top of mind for you, but they have to be for tree care professionals who work around power lines on a regular basis. That's why continuous training, like our recent EHAT, is so important ..read more
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Read This Post Before You Plant a Leyland Cypress
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by Amanda D. Raymond
1y ago
With fall officially underway, you may be thinking about planting some new trees in your yard. (If you're not, here are a few reasons why you should be.) If you're looking for trees that would make for good hedges for your Charlotte, NC property, the Leyland cypress may come up in your research. These trees are relatively cheap, and since they're evergreens, they have the potential to provide privacy and color year-round. But their biggest selling point is their fast growth. You may be thinking, "Great, a fast-growing tree is exactly what I need!" But before you set your heart on a row of Ley ..read more
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Strengthen Your Trees Against Late Summer Storms With These 7 Tips
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by Amanda D. Raymond
1y ago
The beginning of September doesn't just signal the end of summer — it's also the start of what's typically the most active period for hurricanes. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, there's a 60% chance that the 2022 hurricane season will be above normal. Hurricanes and other severe weather events can be detrimental to your trees. Although the risk of failure is never zero, healthy trees have a much better chance at standing strong against the high winds and heavy rains that frequently blow through the Charlotte, NC area this time of year. Follow these 7 tip ..read more
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