Soil compaction and tree health

Soil compaction can be devastating to trees.  An ideal soil for root growth and development is about 50% pore space.  These pores, the spaces between soil particles, are filled with water and air.  When soil is compacted, [...]

By | July 1st, 2016|Categories: General, News, Tree Removal|0 Comments

Should I fill in the cavities in my trees?

Treatment options to strengthen decay cavities or hollows are limited.  Past practices involved removing the decayed wood and filling the cavity with various rigid fillers. Currently, it is believed that filling cavities may do more harm [...]

By | February 1st, 2016|Categories: General, News, Tree Removal|0 Comments

Should I fill in the cavities in my trees?

Treatment options to strengthen decay cavities or hollows are limited. Past practices involved removing the decayed wood and filling the cavity with various rigid fillers. Currently, it is believed that filling cavities may do more [...]

By | January 29th, 2016|Categories: General, News, Tree Removal|0 Comments

My tree has decay, how do I know if it is going to fall?

Although arborists have tools available to measure how much sound and decayed wood is present in a tree, it is often less clear how much decay a tree can tolerate while still remaining a stable structure.  Decay in [...]

By | January 15th, 2016|Categories: General, News, Tree Removal|0 Comments

Tree health and structure-not the same!

When Appalachian Tree Service is called to look at a property, sometimes a tree will still have green leaves and the client assumes it is healthy. In realty, the tree has major structural weaknesses. To keep a [...]

By | January 1st, 2016|Categories: General, News, Tree Removal|0 Comments

When is the right time to have my trees pruned?

This is definitely not a simple question and research can be conflicting.  In many parts of the world pruning is done throughout the year. When making a decision regarding the care of valuable trees on your property, make [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Categories: General, News, Tree Removal|0 Comments