02 Nov 2020

3 Things To Consider Before Re-Landscaping Around Your Trees!

Re-landscaping changes the environment your trees live in. Many of these changes involve the soil and the trees' roots. Unhealthy roots are often the "root" of tree failures, so it's important to understand how re-grading, root cutting, and ground covers affect soil and root health.  Read on to make more informed decisions about your landscaping project. Re-Grading The majority of a tree’s root system is within the top 6-24” inches of soil. So grading down to 6” and adding inorganic ground cover (e.g. plastic sheeting, gravel, decomposed granite) will remove the soil's organic layer and compact the soil, harming tree...

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28 Apr 2020

TREES. CARE FOR THE THINGS YOU LOVE

Best practices in caring for your trees and how to plan now and for the future. Author: Sarah Gaskin, Registered Consulting Arborist & Certified Arborist   I'm so glad trees have become trendy. Just look at all the trends! They have their own hashtags, celebrities are donating to tree planting causes, they are showing up as tattoos in pop culture and even cities are adopting programs to increase urban canopy health! It’s like everyone knows a little something more about trees in these modern times. Let’s face it, trees beautify our spaces, increase property value, and make us feel great...

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14 Mar 2020

A message from our CEO Cyrus DeVere about COVID-19

Dear Clients and Industry Partners, At A Plus Tree, we strive each day to Serve with Love and Respect on our Foundation of 6 Dones. Our 6 Dones are outlined as: Done Safely Done on Time Done on Budget Done as Promised Done with Innovation Done as a Team We strive to Love and Respect our Clients, Partners, and Teams, and are steadfast about our 1st Done being “Done Safely”. We have carefully reviewed our entire Operations and because we get to work outdoors in small teams – we are able to continue all of our professional tree care services,...

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12 Mar 2020
good tree bug and bad tree bugs

Good Tree Bugs Vs. Bad Tree Bugs

Why do most bugs come out in the Spring? Much like us, they come out for good food and good weather. The trees are in bloom, the leaves look delicious, and there are longer days for more buggy activity. Actually, most tree bugs aren't an issue. Only 1% of insects are harmful to urban trees. We should embrace the good bugs, with tiny insect hugs. They pollinate our flowers, can keep pest populations under control, and we need them for a healthy ecosystem. But what about the nuisance and destructive tree bugs? For some property owners, sticky sidewalks and beetle...

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