How Important is Landscaping

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How Important is Landscaping

How Important is Landscaping for Your Home   The size and general appearance of course can make this happen. But the look of the yard and property are probably the main things that catch your eye. That’s because you must look past the yard to see the house. Your yard can make or break the first impression of you, your home and your lifestyle. Landscape is a great Investment Quite often, landscaping is often overlooked as an asset to your residence. Many people are reluctant to invest time and money in developing a pleasing streetscape...

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The World’s Oldest Trees

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The World’s Oldest Trees

The World’s Oldest Trees   Trees can grow to astoundingly old ages. As a matter of fact, trees (along with certain other plants such as Namibia’s famous Welwitschia) make up some of the oldest known living organisms on the planet. Certain types of trees have attained incredible longevity through a number of unique capabilities, such as the ability to replace lost or damaged organs (above and below ground), a sectored vascular system that allows portions of the tree to survive whether or not the rest of the tree is alive, the formation...

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Record Levels of Pollen

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Record Levels of Pollen

Record Levels of Pollen in North Carolina   It is hard to decide what caused more accumulation, the blizzard from a few months ago or this year’s bumper crop of tree pollen! In all seriousness, the pollen this year is one for the record books. According to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Natural Resources’ Air Quality Division  (just be glad you do not have to write that name on your return address every day!), the pollen levels in North Carolina are the highest they have been since the agency began to record pollen...

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Emergency Tree Removal

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Emergency Tree Removal

Emergency Tree Removal in Durham   Last week we received a call from a mortgage company that owns a vacant property in Durham where a major section of a willow oak had fallen into the house, causing a considerable amount of damage. Thank goodness the house was vacant, otherwise there may have been injuries! For good reason, they needed us to remove the tree immediately. Once we arrived on site, the first order of business was to assess the situation. The tree was located near the back of the house and formed a fork approximately five feet...

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Tree Pruning

Posted by on Sep 15, 2010 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Tree Pruning

There are three aspects to consider when pruning a tree. Crown cleaning, thinning and raising.   Crown Cleaning This technique is the selective removal of dead, diseased, broken, or weakly attached branches from a tree crown. The is the most common pruning technique for landscape trees. Crown Thinning Thinning includes crown cleaning as well as selective removal of branches to increase light penetration and air movement through the crown, and to reduce weight. Increased light and air stimulates and maintains interior foliage. Thinning...

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