Mulching is an important step to retaining soil moisture and channeling more rainfall into the soil. The right quantity of mulch will slow and prevent weed growth. As an added bonus, a new layer of mulch can make your yard look sharp. Follow these guidelines before spreading mulch in your yard and around your trees: Read More
Hurricane Season Ending – Tree Maintenance
Hurricane season is coming to an end. Fall is here and so are the cold temperatures! If you have any damaged trees, you should have them inspected or removed before winter begins.
All trees have the potential to fail at some level of force from wind, snow, or ice. The problem lies mostly with the trees that have been developed around and had roots cut, crushed, or torn in the process. After this type of storm damage, there may be ensuing decay for the tree. Wood decay can cause trees to break down. Read More
5 Best Ways to Remove a Stump
So you’ve cut down that tree that’s been sending leaves into your pool all summer long but now you have a new problem: an ugly tree stump. If you want to get rid of the stump, there are several ways to go about it. Here are the five best ways to have a stump removed. Read More
Tree Flagging – The Last Visual Sign of Brood X
If you’ve recently noticed small branches dying, and the browning of leaves at increasing rates around your property you may be concerned about the well-being of your trees. Throughout the DMV area small branches are dying causing clusters of leaves on those branches to brown and eventually fall to the ground. This is likely nothing to be concerned over for your established trees, the “Tree Flagging” that’s showing up throughout the east coast is the last visual evidence of the Brood X Cicadas completing their life-cycle. Read More
Dangers of DIY Tree Removal
When deciding between removing trees on your property you have a few options: remove them yourself, ask a friend for help, or pay a company to remove them for you. The first two options are clear winners on price, but once you factor in safety, the risk to your property, and liability the companies offering expert tree removal quickly move into the lead. Here are some of the most common risks associated with DIY tree removal and why you’re better suited contacting a trained, licensed, and bonded professional like Hometown Tree Experts. Read More
Fun Fact Friday
Have you ever wondered how much that tree in your yard or on your street contributes in air pollution removal, energy savings, storm water intercepted, carbon sequestered, or avoided emissions? Go to https://mytree.itreetools.org and find out!
When a Storm Strikes
Never is danger greater to a tree than during the inevitable trial by storm. The weight of ice or snow and the fury of wind test the strength of limbs, trunks, and roots. The homeowner, helpless at the moment, can only watch and hope that the tree survives. Survival or loss – the key can be the care you give your tree before and after a storm. Knowing ahead of time what to do when a storm strikes can prevent or minimize your financial loss. Read More
Nine Tree Care Tips & Techniques*
Nine comprehensive tree care tips will take you step by step, from selecting and planting the right tree to the care and upkeep of a mature tree.
It is important to remember that proper tree care starts when you select a tree and that what you do to your tree in its first few years of life will affect its shape, strength, and even its life span. Following these steps will make sure your tree gets on the correct foot and remains healthy throughout its life. Read More
The Jacaranda Tree
If you’ve ever visited Los Angeles, California in May or June, you may have seen the iconic Jacaranda tree in full bloom. The Jacaranda features vibrant, purple flowers that help to brighten up a gloomy weather season that locals refer to as “May Gray” and “June Gloom.” Turns out, the Jacaranda’s presence in southern California can be attributed to Kate Sessions (see her bio link below), a pioneering female horticulturalist who leased and tended to 32 acres of land in San Diego in 1892 that was later re-named Balboa Park (visit link below). In this park, she planted many different plants and trees, including the Jacaranda. In the 1920s and ‘30s, the Jacaranda was planted extensively in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara, becoming one of the most recognizable trees in the region. Read More
6 Steps to Spring Tree Care
By onthehouse on February 11, 2018
You may be looking out of your window at your yard and wondering, “where am I even going to start”. Bayeradvanced.com released an article that says, “trees are low-maintenance, not no-maintenance” and they are the right place to start. When it comes to spring care, tree maintenance should be high on your priority list. Here are six easy steps to taking care of your trees once spring arrives. Read More