How to Properly Water Trees

20/01/2017

Like every other living organism on the planet, trees need water to grow and survive. That’s why there are no trees in deserts like the Atacama, the Sahara or Antarctica (where there is plenty of water but it’s frozen). Without sufficient water supply, trees will eventually die. On the other hand, if they get too

How to Plant a Tree

19/01/2017

Trees can add character to a yard as well as provide practical benefits like protecting your home from prevailing winds or giving shade in summer. With a little bit of effort, it is easy to plant a tree in your yard. However, before you plant a tree, there are some things to consider. 1. How

Guide to Pruning a Tree

12/12/2016

Pruning a tree can help keep the tree strong and healthy, provided the pruning is done correctly. Getting the pruning wrong can seriously damage the tree, maybe even causing it to die. Here are some guidelines on the correct way to do the job. 1. Make sure you have the right equipment. Pruning shears are

Atlanta’s Tree Protection Ordinance

11/12/2016

Atlanta has the densest tree canopy cover of any city in the USA. Visitors and residents alike revel in the pleasure of walking along beautiful, tree-lined streets or relaxing in the cooling shade of magnificent oaks, magnolia, cedars, beeches, poplars, dogwoods and many other species of trees. However, Atlanta’s reputation as the City in the

Cutting Down a Tree on Your Property. There’s a permit for that.

10/12/2016

The State of Georgia has ordinances relating to cutting down trees. Regardless of whether the trees are on public or private property, it may be necessary to obtain a permit before you can remove a tree. That applies even if the tree is diseased or poses a danger. It depends on how established the tree

Georgia Winter Tree Planting Guide

09/12/2016

Trees and shrubs are complex organisms. They extract nutrients from the soil and the sun, and they convert those nutrients into energy that helps them grow. Much of the activity takes place out of sight under ground level. During the winter, virtually all activity above ground grinds to a halt. Out of sight, there is

How Does a Bark Beetle Kill a Tree?

08/12/2016

Beetles are the most numerous types of insect on the planet, with more than half a million species already identified, and the likelihood that many more species are yet to be discovered. The success of these insects is down to their adaptability. Many species of beetle can eat wood, and that makes them one of

How Does Spanish Moss Grow on Those Beautiful Savannah Trees?

07/12/2016

Savannah is renowned for its beautiful, tree lined roads and avenues. They impart a majestic air to the area, and they are used by another species as a host. It is very common to see wispy, Spanish moss dangling from Savannah’s trees. Spanish moss is misnamed. It is neither Spanish or a moss. It originates

How To Prepare Your Commercial Landscape For Winter

06/12/2016

Commercial landscaping can enhance your business. Rather than having a utilitarian area around your office or factory, you can spend some money on creating an area that will make people sit up and take notice. Doing this creates a positive vibe about your business. Your business operates all year round, and that means your commercial