Category Archives: Tree Removal

Dormant Tree Pruning

When is the best time to prune trees?

Many homeowners think that the best time to prune trees is when there are still leaves in the canopy. In truth, winter is a great time to prune trees.

The benefits of pruning in winter

There are numerous benefits to pruning your trees in the winter such as:

Dead or diseased branches are easily identifiable Cracks or splits in branches are more visible Fungus, cankers or structural defects which can pose a hazard to your property are more observable Pruning trees in the winter also allows the wound site to heal before spring when insects appear Trees with a full canopy can hide imperfections which can cause trouble later on.

Dormant pruning can be beneficial to your trees overall health. By removing dead or diseased limbs, trees can now put their energy into new growth. For younger trees, the Arborist can … Read More »

Be Prepared for Winter Storms

Don’t be Caught Off Guard!

What will this winter bring? According to weather forecasters, the Midwest winter should be similar to that of last year, with warmer than normal temperatures. Remember, winter does not mean just snow or ice storms, it can also bring blustery, cold winds that can be strong at times. A seasonal storm is not the time to see how healthy your trees really are. When is the best time to prune my trees? Many homeowners think that the best time to prune trees is while there are still leaves in the canopy. Actually it is easier for your Certified Arborist to evaluate your trees when there are no leaves. Without the leaves, your Arborist can easily identify dead, cracked or diseased limbs; limbs that could potentially become a liability to your property. During an evaluation, they can also spot possible … Read More »

Emerald Ash Borer on the Move

The Emerald Ash Borer remains one of the most destructive insects attaching residential and commercial properties. Believed to have originated in Asia, it was first discovered in Michigan in 2002, continues its destructive path across the United States. To date, it has been found and destroyed trees in Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin and shows no sign of slowing down.

How do I Know if my Ash Tree is infected with the Emerald Ash Borer?

It is important to note that the Emerald Ash Borer only attacks ash trees. While you may not see an Emerald Ash Borer on your trees, there are telltale signs of an infestation:

The adult insect is a bright metallic green and only about ½ long. Thinning or … Read More »

Don’t Prune These Trees in Summer

There are specific guidelines when it comes to tree pruning. While trees require routine maintenance for overall health and safety, there are specific seasons that trees should not be pruned. While you may have an overgrown tree, deadwood or just need general pruning, it is important to note that not all species of tree can be trimmed year round.

Oaks, pine and birch trees should not be trimmed during the hot summer months. Oaks trimmed during extreme heat are susceptible to oak wilt disease which can quickly kill the tree. Oak wilt is transmitted via beetles that carry the disease and dine on open wounds on the tree. The infected tree can transfer the disease to nearby oak trees via beetles and the trees root system if in the trees are in close proximity.

Pine trees should also be on your do … Read More »

Health Care for Your Landscape

With work, school and social activities, there seems to be little time left to do jobs around the house much less take care of your landscape! Now is the time to look into a landscape company that specializes in landscape maintenance. Arbor Masters® is that company.

Here are a few of the services Arbor Masters® provides residential and commercial customers to help them maintain the health and value of their landscape:

• Tree evaluation: Our Certified Arborists make sure your trees are healthy throughout the year. A yearly evaluation for overall health will ensure your trees and shrubs are well maintained and able to handle seasonal challenges. • Disease and insect control management: Spring and summer are the best times for insects and disease to make their way to your valuable trees. Many insects overwinter in branches and emerge in spring when temperatures … Read More »