Curated from the pros, just for you

Please feel free to dive into our blog, chock full with advice and good knowledge when it comes to you and your tree care.

We have some advice for you.

Timber!!!!! Cutting down a tree seems easy enough right? Alls you have to do is chop at the base and let it fall right? Wrong. Timber could be your last words. Chopping down a tree isn’t as easy as it looks. Don’t become another video on America’s Funniest Home Videos as your tree crashes down on your house. It won’t be very funny to you. There are many things that can potentially go wrong when you try to remove a tree on your own. We want you to have all of your limbs, so consider a professional before you do it yourself.

As the seasons change, how are your trees looking outside? Are they overgrown? Do they have any dying or dead branches? Trees don’t usually require a large amount of care and attention. However, as your trees continue to grow, they may need some trimming. Pruning a tree is like a haircut, it keeps them healthy and looking good. Pruning is also a fairly simple task. However, don’t go chopping away just yet! There are many factors that go into pruning that you might not know.

Feel like you will never see green grass again? Don’t worry- you will, and while you are waiting in the dead of winter for spring you can actually get a head start on your yard! The winter is the best time to care for your trees removal and pruning. Most trees are dormant and sleeping away the winter so it is the optimal time to remove them or trim them up. It is also easier for you, your arborists, and the trees. So peer out into the snowy abyss and inspect your trees, do they need any attention?

Oak trees are majestic. They are strong. They are heavy (ask our groundsmen!). They are versatile. Oak tree are among the best deciduous trees for our cold climate. Different kinds of oaks can be found throughout Minnesota and most of them are native to our soils and climate.

From Swamp White to Red, we see oak trees all of the time. We thought we'd share a nice infographic with you bringing some cool facts about oak trees to you!

Is your chainsaw so dull it couldn’t even cut butter? Well we have the directions and tips to give that chainsaw its bite back. Chainsaws make jobs easier and less time consuming, unless your saw is sluggish.  Learning how to sharpen your own chainsaw can extend the chain’s life and save you some money. So get your toolbox out and lets get sharpening!

Watch Out! An Invasive Pest Could Be Headed Your Way

As the seasons change and we hunker down for winter, we take many precautions. We get our annual flu shot, plastic wrap our windows, and put away the lawn mower. However, have you ever thought about your trees? Ash trees in particular need some tender love and care. The emerald ash borer is a type of beetle that arrived in the U.S. in 2002. Since then the beetles have spread exponentially and have destroyed millions of ash trees. Treating your beautiful tree is fairly easy and should be done before you set up those Christmas lights!