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Why Cold Months Make Sense for Tree Branch Removal

cold months tree branch removalDue to cooling temperatures, snow and other weather elements, many homeowners pay a lot less attention to their trees and other gardening elements during the winter. Most trees are dormant during the winter, they assume, and this is a period where they don’t really need much love. At Reliable Tree Care, however, we’re here to tell you about one particular area that might actually be better off done during the winter: Tree pruning, or the removal of various branches for the improvement of tree health and appearance. We’re happy to help with pruning needs at any time of year – here are some of the basics on why pruning for certain reasons might be better done during cold weather. Pruning, Dormancy and Seasons As we noted above, most trees enter dormancy during the winter mon

Risks of Delaying Dead Tree Removal

risks delaying dead tree removalWhile their timelines are generally longer than almost any other living organisms on the earth, trees will eventually die. This can happen for a number of reasons, from pests and disease to basic aging concerns. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re here to provide valuable tree removal services if a tree on your property has died or will soon do so. And while you may think these services are only for the purpose of aesthetics and removing unsightly dead trees, there are actually numerous practical and safety-related reasons why removing dead trees is very important. Let’s go over some of the basics here, including why trees die, the signs of dead trees on your property, and some of the risks of avoiding removal. When Trees Die When trees die due to aging reasons or those not specifica

Avoiding Personal or Tree Risks During Winter

avoiding tree risks winterWhen it comes to the care and protection of trees during the winter, some homeowners naturally stress. The Utah winter brings significant snow, ice and cold concerns, and we all naturally want our trees protected from these. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re here to let you in on a little secret about trees that we’ve learned from years of tree shaping, trimming and other tree services: They’re stronger and more capable of protecting themselves here than you might think. And while we’re not telling you to completely avoid winter tree care – certain pruning and removal areas can still be very important – there are areas where you might actually be risking your safety for no good reason. Let’s go over a couple of these, plus why you should always count on a certified arborist for

The Practical Value of Evergreen Trees

practical value evergreen treesWithin the world of botany and plant life, the term “evergreen” refers to any plant that keeps its leaves throughout the entire year. This is in contrast to deciduous plants, which lose their foliage during one season of the year, commonly winter. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re proud to offer year-round services for all trees, including evergreens. We can help you with everything from tree fertilization to tree disease control, ensuring your low-maintenance evergreens continue to offer the year-long beauty and practicality you’re looking for. This latter category is one that’s often not fully appreciated by people who haven’t had evergreen trees before – let’s look at three specific practical benefits that come with evergreen trees. Reducing Wind In many cases, both in

Learning About Trees and Sun Exposure

learning trees sun exposureEven if your knowledge of trees and their health is pretty limited, chances are you know about the two primary things they need to survive: Water and sunlight. Like most kinds of plant life and vegetation, trees have these basic needs that must be met. At Reliable Tree Care, we supplement our high-quality tree trimming and disease control services with numerous areas of expertise given to our clients, including on trees and sun. Different tree types vary pretty widely in terms of the sun or shade they require, and we can help you navigate all the important ins and outs here. Let’s go over some basics to know in this area. Trees and Sunlight As you may remember from your high school science class, trees interact with sunlight using a process called photosynthesis. This is a process