Can Frost & Winter Weather Cause Damage to Your Trees?

frost on spruce tree

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

Leyland Cypress

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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When to Consider Removing Bradford Pear Trees From Your Yard

Bradford Pear Tree

One of the flashiest trees on the streets of Metro Atlanta is the Bradford Pear. It’s a justly celebrated cultivar of the Callery Pear, a native fruit tree of China and Korea, which has become enormously popular as an ornamental in cities and towns all across the country. The Bradford Pear presents many worthy attributes, […]

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Are Destructive Pine Beetles Damaging Your Trees in Georgia?

pine-beetles-in-georgia

There are no more important forest pests in Georgia than the pine bark beetles, which include some five native species in the state spread across two genera. While both natural and potentially destructive forces at a large scale in the state’s timberlands, pine bark beetles can also impact homeowners in urban and suburban settings, targeting […]

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Are Tree Removal Permits Required for Homeowners in Johns Creek, GA?

tree being removed in Johns Creek GA

Depending on the situation, you as a homeowner may definitely want a tree on your property to come down: Maybe it’s blocking a desired view, hampering your landscaping or gardening plans, or located too close for comfort to your house. Or you may definitely prefer not removing a cherished tree, but you worry it may […]

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Advantages of Vista Pruning

Vista Pruning

Maintaining beautiful, shade-casting, property-enhancing trees while also allowing for sightlines is a goal of many homeowners in metro Atlanta. The reality is that achieving such a goal requires judicious, responsible pruning: the shaping of a tree’s crown that fulfills aesthetic needs without injuring the tree itself. This kind of pruning is often called “vista pruning,” […]

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