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Determining the Right Time for Tree Removal, Part 2

In part one of this two-part blog, we went over several of the broader tree diseases and conditions that may require an eventual tree removal on your property. There are several such conditions, and determining their severity and how they impact your species specifically is the name of the game when understanding whether the tree can be treated or whether tree removal might be necessary. At Reliable Tree Care, our arborists are proud to assist numerous clients in this area, from assessing issues and providing disease control services where possible to taking care of tree removal when it’s required, plus everything in between. In today’s blog, we’ll look at a few issues of placement or physical issues that may lead to removal needs, plus how you can assess the concerns and make the

Determining the Right Time for Tree Removal, Part 1

Trees are wonderful and highly beneficial property elements, and those many of us build a bond and connection with over time, but even the longest-lasting trees reach the end of their road at some point in time. In fact, in many cases, the best tree owners are able to spot the signs that their trees are reaching the end of their lifespan, allowing them to provide the proper care to both the tree itself and surrounding property areas. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re here to help with everything from proper care of diseased trees to tree removal when needed. We can also help explain the risks of delaying dead tree removal when the time comes. How do you know, though, when the time is coming to remove a tree? This two-part blog will go over several important factors here, including certain

Managing Tree Root Contact With Sidewalks and Walkways

tree root contact sidewalks walkwaysAt Reliable Tree Care, our top priority is the health and safety of your trees. From basic tree shaping and trimming services up to checking for disease and preventing insects, we’re here to keep your trees beautiful and healthy for decades into the future. One common property area where basic tree care can become a bit more complex is when trees are located near a property walkway, most commonly a sidewalk. Let’s go over why this can sometimes be a small concern, what can be done when tree roots begin interacting with concrete or other walkway materials, and how our arborists can help here. Roots and Sidewalks Roots are a vital part of any tree, and as the tree ages, their root systems will spread out. This spread isn’t random – it’s based on finding areas where the roo

All You Need to Know About Watering Trees, Part 2

need to know watering treesIn part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the basics of watering trees on your property. We discussed both younger and mature trees and how their watering and root systems differ, plus some other general tips. At Reliable Tree Care, our pros are always here to assist with watering concerns and questions among our wide range of tree services, which also include trimming, disease control and several other areas. In today’s part two, we’ll go over some of the practical elements of watering trees – when and how to do it, avoiding too much or too little water, and a few specific factors for watering in the fall. Basic Watering and Time of Day Considerations Generally speaking, we recommend using either a proper soaker hose or an installed drip system to water the tr

All You Need to Know About Watering Trees, Part 1

need to know watering treesAt the heart of caring for not only trees but all vegetative life is the use of water. Just like humans, trees and other areas of nature need water to survive, and knowing how much to give various tree types – and how to go about giving it – is very important for involved tree owners. At Reliable Tree Care, our tree care services range from basics like watering and fertilization up to disease control, trimming and even full tree removal when needed. In this two-part blog, we’ll go over a bunch of basic information on watering trees – general amounts to know, how to deal with trees of varying ages, and when proper watering times might fall during both individual days and season of the year. General Daily Basics It’s important to note that these are just general guidelines