Helpful Tree Pruning Suggestions for the First Time Homeowner

So you recently bought your first home and you’re getting settled. Congratulations on becoming a homeowner in the Dublin area. As a resident of the area, you’ve already seen the abundance of trees that exist here and in many of the surrounding areas as well. If owning a piece of property with plants, shrubs, and trees is a new experience, here are a few helpful suggestions that you should consider if you want to keep them healthy and extend their lifespan. (more…)

Structural Pruning For Trees To Ensure Health And Safety

When you consider trees in nature, you know that, most often, they will grow up in a stand of other similar trees, stretching up toward the sunlight. The natural forest encourages a strong central trunk and reasonable branch size. Now, consider your landscape trees. Most often, they are solitary trees, not having to compete for sunlight. According to Dublin tree trimming and pruning experts, a tree outside its normal habitat will often grow a wide crown, large lower branches, and multiple limbs. Although these can be beautiful to us, they can also mean a tree that is structurally weak. Poor tree structure can result in limb breakage and tree failure. These trees will often be the first ones to fall during a storm but can also be weak in normal conditions. (more…)

Is Bracing Or Cabling A Good Solution For A Structurally Insecure Tree?

Brace rods and cables are supports used for trees that have weak branches, compromised structure, or multiple trunks in order to reduce the risk of failure. When a tree is leaning, it can pose potential risk, especially in stormy weather. In other cases, a tree can grow in a way that its structure can no longer support its own weight. This is the case, many times, when tree have multiple trunks and large canopies. Risk can mean several things. Are structures, utility lines, or people in danger if the tree falls? If the tree poses potential harm, you may want to get an evaluation from an arborist or tree service in Dublin to see if cabling or bracing is a viable option for that tree. Cables will help to redistribute the weight and stress while bracing rods will help provide necessary support. A professional can determine whether installation of cables and braces will benefit an at-risk tree. (more…)

Healthy Soil Means Happy Trees

In suburban Dublin, your trees are faced with a lot of competition. Grass, landscaping, a finite amount of sun and water, limited room for growth, soil nutrients — all of this presents a challenge to the plants that are vying for these limited resources.

Back before Jose Amador was granted 16,500 acres of what is now Amador Valley, this area was a natural area with a thriving food web. The soil web of life was fed by decaying leaves, fungi, and microbes. This fed insects and birds. The cycle of organic habitat was reclaimed, over and over. This created soil rich in nutrients. (more…)

Be On The Lookout For The Bronze Birch Borer Beetle

In drought ridden California, Dublin tree cutting experts have noticed that we have been dealing with the Bronze Birch Borer Beetle as a result of the hot, arid climate. It has been surmised that this pest has killed several thousand mature birch trees between California and Nevada. Because a tree may be infested for years without many visible symptoms, an infestation can go undetected until it is too late. (more…)

When To Call For Emergency Tree Removal

Structurally damaged or downed trees or limbs can pose a risk. Not only can damaged limbs fall on power lines or your home, but they can cause injuries to people in the area. That is why it is important to call for a professional tree cutting service in Dublin when you detect that one of your trees may pose a hazard. A routine inspection of the trees on your property is essential to insure that a costly and dangerous emergency won’t arise due to a susceptible tree. (more…)

What Is Sun scald And How Can I Protect My Trees?

Quite simply, when a tree receives too much sun exposure, it risks sun scald. This is a form of what, to a human being, would be sunburn. This happens when excessive sun damages the outer layer of the tree’s leaves, stems, or trunk after a long period of exposure. Sun scald can lead to permanent damage or premature decline for a tree that has suffered it. If you are noticing fissures on your trees in Dublin, call a tree pruning specialist for a consultation. (more…)

What Is An Arborist And Why Should I Hire One?

If you have a damaged or diseased tree and are considering tree removal in the Dublin area, you may want to talk to an arborist first.

A Certified Arborist is a professional who has received training and has exhibited experience and advanced knowledge in the art and science of arboriculture. An arborist specializes in the care and needs of trees and must go through rigorous training and examination in order to attain that certification.

The International Society of Arboriculture, or ISA, is an organization that certifies and promotes professional practices and raises awareness of tree health. The arborist certification program requires that an interested tree care specialist have three or more years of full time experience in arboriculture or a degree in arboriculture, horticulture, landscape architecture, or forestry from an accredited school in order to be eligible. After the initial certification, they must do continual education to keep their knowledge updated with new information and technology. (more…)

Don’t Let Your Trees Become A Hazard This Summer

We are in full summer mode. Trees are now at their seasonal peak, lush and green. However, summer can bring on bouts of severe weather. When this happens, heavy winds and rain can harm at-risk trees and they can become a threat to people, cars, and surrounding structures. Before you encounter a tree emergency, do a quick inspection of the trees on your property to make sure they don’t become a hazard in the middle of a summer storm. If you see any telltale signs that your tree could pose harm, call a Dublin tree care professional. (more…)

Tree Pruning as Preventive Maintenance

When it comes to your trees, preventative maintenance is important in order for them to thrive. For the health, integrity, and beauty of your trees, pruning and trimming are important to the appearance and structure of healthy trees. Proper trimming and pruning not only improves the beauty and form of your trees but removes dead and diseased limbs, reduces safety issues, and can increase the ability of lower limbs and underlying landscape to get more sunlight, stimulating growth.  (more…)

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