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Find a collection of Tree Safety posts on the Tree Topics Blog.

Why Fall is a Smart Time to Prune Trees

autumn pruning

There are a number of reasons for tree pruning; some are safety related, some are to lessen interference with buildings, and some protect the health of the tree. The need for pruning will depend on your own landscape goals as

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Safety

Codominant Stems and Reducing Tree Failures

codominant stem

Research shows that trees with multiple (codominant) stems have a higher likelihood of failure than those with a single stem so it is important to address this trait – the earlier, the better. To explain, codominant stems occur when two

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Pruning, Tree Safety

Landscaping Tips for Fire Safety 

Nothing can completely guarantee safety from fires.  However, some simple strategies in the landscape can help protect homes and leave them more defensible against encroaching fires. Thinking ‘lean, clean, and green’ improves defensible spaces. Plan landscapes to minimize flammable vegetation

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Environmental Issues, Tree Preservation, Tree Safety

What Happens When a Storm Hits

Storms can wreak havoc in a community and while utility companies work to clear trees from power lines, there is another group actively assisting in storm cleanup of trees that have been damaged on (or caused damage to) residential and

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Safety

What Causes Girdling Roots?

Incorrect planting can lead to the production of girdling roots below the soil grade. Girdling roots are lateral roots that emerge at or slightly below the soil surface and cut into at least one side of the main trunk. A

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Research, Tree Safety
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