Tree Care Tips

What Happens If You Cut Too Many Branches off a Tree?

Uh-oh! Your DIY pruning job was going great – or so you thought. A step back reveals that your cuts left your tree looking a little… thin. What happens now? Is all hope lost? Will it grow back? While over-trimming can result in loss of your tree, it is not always the case. There are a few factors to consider: Are the Branch Collars Intact? The branch collar is the part of the tree where the branch meets the trunk. It typically looks like a swelling or bump. This part of the tree contains specialized cells that help heal the…

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When Is the Best Time of Year to Remove Trees?

You love those gorgeous, big trees along your property line, but you know they’re damaged or diseased and need to come down. While it can never feel like just the right time remove a tree if you hate to see it go, there are a couple of things to consider when timing your tree removal. Is There a “Right” Time of Year to Remove a Tree? The answer to this is a bit complicated. If your tree is leaning, has roots that are heaving up through the ground, or looks as if it may pose a threat to any surrounding…

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5 Tips for Caring for Your Christmas Tree

You’ve finally picked out the perfect Christmas tree. You can’t wait to get it home and decorate it to add some holiday cheer to your home. But that joy can quickly turn to frustration if your tree starts to get dry and drop needles before Christmas. Daily vacuuming of pine needles will hardly put you in the holiday spirit! Did you know that a freshly cut tree can last 4-6 weeks with proper maintenance? That’s plenty of time to cover the entire holiday season! Here are some easy care tips to make your tree last as long as possible: Make…

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4 Tips for Choosing the Right Christmas Tree

Whether it’s an annual headache or a beloved family tradition, it’s the time of year to pick out a Christmas tree to display in your home. If your household prefers the artificial options, then you’re already halfway done! If you’re more the traditional type, however, then you have quite a few options ahead of you. Fortunately, the extra steps needed to set up a genuine tree are all worth it once it’s up for the whole family to gather around. But exactly what kind of tree do you want to bring home? Here are a few tips on scoring the…

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What’s the Best Way to Store My Firewood?

Storing firewood is an art form in and of itself. After chopping it down and splitting it, it’s tempting to just throw it into a pile and call it a day. To get the absolute most out of your firewood, however, it’s important to follow a few guidelines for stacking and storing.  Here are some tips on how to properly store your firewood.   Keep It Outdoors!  On paper, keeping your firewood stored in your house makes a lot of sense. After all, doing so would protect the firewood from the elements, allowing it all to stay dry right up…

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4 Benefits to Trimming and Pruning Your Trees

 A tree can add a lot to the look of a yard, but it can also cause a few minor headaches if not properly tended to. One of the best ways to care for your tree is to trim and prune it, though depending on its size, this can be easier said than done. A lot of tree owners simply decide to save themselves the hassle and never touch their trees. This can lead to frustrating, expensive, and even dangerous problems in the future. Here are some of the biggest benefits to trimming and pruning your trees. Trimming Actually Promotes…

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Why Should I Hire a Professional for Stump Grinding?

Why Should I Hire a Professional for Stump Grinding? - Appalachian Tree Service MD

  We all know how inconvenient a tree stump can be. Not only do they present a hazard while you’re mowing the lawn, but they can also simply be an eyesore in the middle of an otherwise perfect yard. For many, the best option is to get rid of stumps entirely. Unfortunately, this leads to a lot of homeowners attempting to do such a task themselves. Stump removal is a process that is best left to the experts for many reasons. Here are 5 reasons why you should hire a professional for stump grinding:   It Can Be Very Dangerous…

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When Should I Remove Trees From My Property?: 6 Questions to Ask

  Trees are not only a beautiful part of your property, but they also frequently have additional purposes like shade for your patio, home for your favorite cardinal, or a trusty anchor for a swing. But what about when you think your favorite tree is not as healthy or beneficial to your property as it used to be? It may be time to remove the tree. There are some questions you’ll want to ask about your tree to determine if you need to remove a tree from your property. Is the Tree Causing Damage to Your Property? One of the…

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Everything You Need to Know About Deadwood in Your Trees

Everything You Need to Know About Deadwood in Your Trees- Appalachian Tree Service MD

Deadwood is a very common occurrence in trees. If you’ve noticed it in your trees, you may not need to be extremely worried, but there are things you need to know about deadwood and how it impacts your trees.  What Causes Deadwood? There are quite a few causes of deadwood in trees. It may be due to fungal colonization, which can hollow out the “heartwood” (inner part) of branches. Damage from storms can be a factor. Some sort of disease could play a role. A lack of sap or a lack of water also may be a cause. Some trees…

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How to Tell if Your Tree is Dying or Dead

A dying or dead tree can be a hazard to your family and property. You want to make sure you are aware of the signs of a dead or dying tree to avoid any incidents! There are a few ways that you can recognize the signs of a tree that may pose a threat. Cracks & Seams If you notice any vertical cracks or seams on your tree’s trunk, or notice old bark falling off and not being replaced by new bark, this could signify a health issue for your tree. Healthy trees replenish their bark as old bark falls…

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