Tree Safety Tips


Trees in our yards are not just beautiful to look at. They also provide many benefits. They help to keep the air clean, prevent soil erosion, and provide shade at the hottest time of the year. Like most good things in life, they also come with some issues. Large, bulky trees are very heavy. If

How to Tell if a Tree is Dead or Just Needs Water


Trees are prone to damaging attacks from insects, fungus and disease. Sometimes these attacks are enough to kill a tree. Trees can also die if they get too much or too little water. However, when trees die, the process can be quite slow. Secondly, most trees will remain standing long after they have died. Knowing

How to Properly Water Trees


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


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


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


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.


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


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?


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