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.

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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Check this out!  what can a 24 inch diameter Northern Red Oak in your yard* do this year?

Your tree will:

  • Intercept 7,129 gallons of storm-water runoff

  • Raise the property value by $98 per year
  • Add 509 square feet of Leaf Surface Area
  • Conserve 208 kilowatt/hours of electricity for cooling
  • Reduce air temperatures around and below it
  • Intercept particulates like dust, ash & smoke
  • Absorb pollutants like ozone, nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide
  • Reduce atmospheric carbon by 902 pounds.

Wow, let’s take care of those trees

  • Prune to maintain health;
  • Remove before they are too dangerous for you and your property!


*Charlottesville geographic region

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Red Oak in Charlottesville VA