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Tree Talk Topics

Everyday on a tree job is different and there is always something new to see or learn. Here's where I share it with you.

Jul 08, 2019


ISA Certified Arborist can provide tree assessments and propose conservation and removal solutions

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Jul 08, 2019

Plant Health Care

Tree Health Care Preserves and Improves trees

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Feb 27, 2019

Tree Care Careers and Jobs

Explore Outside Jobs in the Tree Care Industry in Charlottesville, Virginia

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Apr 26, 2015

Tree Removal Costs

Curious how much Tree Removal Costs? Learn more here from a practicing arborist so you know what to expect.

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Apr 26, 2015

How to Hire a Tree Service; Advice from Arborist

Pointers on how to hire a tree service: training, experience, insurance, scope of work

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Apr 19, 2015

Proper Mulch for Trees

Applying mulch around your trees? Arborist discusses cautions to minimize damage to your trees

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Apr 17, 2015

Tree Removal, Is it time to take down my tree?

Concerns for tree removal--cost, safety, timing and who should be hired?

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Apr 14, 2015

Hire someone for Stump Removal?

Forget the ax, gasoline, and your shovel...get the guy with the stump removal machine; spare your back and keep Saturday to yourself

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Apr 13, 2015

Charlottesville Va Tree Service, K THOMAS LAWSON LLC

434-244-0560 Charlottesville Va Tree Service: Pruning, Removals, and straight talk about your trees

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Jun 22, 2012

Watering your trees during the summer

During the summer months, heat and dry conditions can stress trees out!

Repeated heat or dry spells can put some trees past their ability to survive. Mature, well-established trees can survive most of these stresses since they have large reserves of food and water, but trees already stressed due to disease, insects, construction damage or previous bad weather can compromise it's ability to tolerate summer extremes.

Consider watering your trees when extreme heat or dry conditions prevail for longer than usual for your region. If you recently planted trees then you MUST water these trees since they have not developed the root structure to tolerate a wide range of conditions.

How often? For new trees--planted in the last year, everyday til the weather breaks and returns to normal. Then perhaps a long deep watering once a week. Larger trees can take one good long soaking once a week or two weeks to minimize long term damage.

If your area is on water restriction, choose your most vulnerable plants and keep the youngest newest ones watered everyday. Deep long watering is best, but of course, do what you can during restricted water use. Even a short watering for a large tree can help mitigate stresses; Just choose to water in the evening or early morning before the heat of the day evaporates it away!

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