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Healthy Soil Means Happy Trees

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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. But when housing moved in in the 1960s and transformed Dublin into a suburb, heavy machinery and construction practices began to dig away at the healthy layers of soil, compacting what...

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Be On The Lookout For The Bronze Birch Borer Beetle

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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. The bronze birch borer is a bronze colored beetle up to 2 inches long. To susceptible birches, it is both deadly and difficult to control. The damage is due to the larvae which interrupt the flow of sap and eventually weaken and kill the tree. Tree cutting professionals in Dublin warn to keep watch of the general health of your trees. Borer beetles prefer to...

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When To Call For Emergency Tree Removal

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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. A Sick Tree Trees that have suffered disease or decay can pose a risk of failure. Illness can create weakness and instability. A dead tree is an emergency waiting to happen. Look for dead branches or branches with yellowing or no leaves, brittle or peeling bark, insect infestations, and fungus. A...

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

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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. Summer sun scald will happen when the tree becomes too hot and the cells will begin to break down. Winter sunscald can happen after a warm sun during the day is followed by a sudden temperature drop at night. Sun scald can affect any part of the tree including the leaves, bark, or even fruit. Depending on...

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What Is An Arborist And Why Should I Hire One?

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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...

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Don’t Let Your Trees Become A Hazard This Summer

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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. Dead Wood Deadwood is exactly what is says, dead wood. These are parts of the tree that are no longer alive. This is one of the most common causes of tree failure during a storm event. Dead parts of the tree can break off and create a...

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