How have your trees been lately? Trees don't usually require a large amount of care and attention - perhaps some raking in the fall, and prep before the winter. But as seasons change and your trees continue to grow, they may need some occasional pruning.
The Atlantic hurricane season is a time when most tropical cyclones are expected to develop across the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is currently defined as the time frame from June 1 through November 30.
What plans should prudent consumers take with the trees in their landscape?
There are a lot of misconceptions about the appropriateness "tree topping," a very controversial and damaging tree care practice.
For the unfamiliar, tree topping is defined as "the removal of main tree branches to stubs in either a straight-across hedge fashion - or a complete delimbing of the tree, leaving only the main trunk or trunks of a tree."
The Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) compiled information on 408 occupational tree care accidents that occurred in the United States over a five year period (2009 – 2013).
“As far as we could determine, the victims – regardless of their professional background, title or employment status – were engaged in tree trimming or removal operations for pay at the time of their demise,” says Peter Gerstenberger, Senior Advisor to the President of TCIA for Safety, Standards and Compliance.
Have you ever heard of the children’s book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein? It’s a story about a tree that gives a boy everything it has, such as apples, wood and shade, to make him happy throughout his life. Every tree is a giving tree, isn’t it? Trees are wind obstructors, fresh air makers, pollutant reducers, shade producers, and block us from the cold. Trees entertain kids for hours with tree houses and swings.