How to Prepare Your Trees for Hurricanes & Severe Storm Damage

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Atlanta sees its fair share of severe weather. Needless to say, violent weather can do a number on your trees. That’s why pre- and post-storm tree assessments – and regular tree maintenance – are so important. Here at Excel Tree Care, we provide a full range of arboriculture services, including upkeep and removal related to […]

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How Tree Trimming Can Help Elevate Your Landscaping

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Well-planned and properly executed tree trimming can go a long way toward bettering the look of your landscaping—and, in conjunction, beefing up your property value! A neglected or poorly tended tree can quickly become on the unsightly side of things, suffering from overgrowth, dieback, maybe an expansion of deadwood. Such trees often pose a safety […]

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When to Prune Georgia Peach Trees

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Peaches, of course, are intimately associated with Georgia. With better than 130 million pounds of these delectable fruits produced here each year, it’s little surprise they call us the Peach State.  Alongside large commercial orchards, many homeowners and gardeners enjoy having a peach tree, or even a small grove, on their property—for the ripe fruits, […]

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Protecting Your Trees During Spring Storm Season

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Spring is officially here, and that means Atlanta is rolling right into prime time for storms. The weather can be unruly this time of year—even downright dangerous. That means the cityscape’s trees often take a major beating during these atmospherically volatile months. Protecting your trees from storm damage—and protecting your property and personal safety from […]

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Can Frost & Winter Weather Cause Damage to Your Trees?

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All things considered, Atlanta, Georgia (like most of the rest of the state) has winters decidedly on the mild side of things. But that doesn’t mean we don’t see occasional deep cold snaps, decent snowfalls, and ice storms. Harsher winter weather can definitely do a number on your property’s trees, so it’s essential to know […]

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Managing Winter Injury & Ice Damage to Leyland Cypress

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An exceedingly common landscaping tree in Georgia (and across large swaths of the country), Leyland cypress is prized for its rapid growth and dense evergreen foliage, which translates to a planting nicely suited to forming privacy screens, hedges, and windbreaks. But this hybrid cross between two West Coast conifers—the Monterey cypress, which has a naturally […]

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