Tree Spikes, Climbing Spurs, Tree Gafs: Just the Facts.

When I was originally drafting this blog, I was going to put a lot of emotion into it. I wanted to show my readers that climbing spikes are harmful to trees, and that no tree guy should use them when pruning a tree. Instead of taking that approach I decided to write down the facts […]

Are your Tree’s Safe After “Snowtober”?

Last October northern New Jersey was devastated by a freak snow storm. It dumped about a foot of snow on trees in full leaf. It was a recipe for disaster. Tree limbs broke and fell everywhere. In fact, it’s over six months later and I’m still cleaning up from this storm that has been nicknamed […]

Our Nations Tree

Happy fourth of July! Today we celebrate our independence, and it got me thinking about our nations history. One thing I don’t remember from history class is having a national tree. So I did some research and found that we do have a national tree. Beginning in August 2004 the Arbor Day Foundation hosted open […]

What if Mike Holmes was a Tree Guy?

A lot has been going on in my life recently. The business is growing, I’m getting married, and I’ve started the stressful task of finding a house. Looking for a house changed my outlook on a lot of things. It has sure changed my interest when it comes to television. I notice myself watching DIY […]

13 Things Your Arborist Won’t Tell You, An Arborist’s Rebuttal

Recently I was handed and article from none other than Readers Digest. Skeptical as I was, reading this article made me smile ear to ear. The title was 13 Things your Arborist won’t tell you. This article made some great points, but there are a few problems. I’m an arborist, and I have been telling […]

Why Do Trees Uproot?

Hurricane Irene came and went, but it did leave a large impact on the tri-state area. Damage was caused by flooding waters and toppling trees. Trees uprooted and took down wires, fell on houses, and shut down roads. In my ever growing education on trees, the damages caused from uprooting trees did not strike me […]

Hurricane Irene: How To Prepare

If you turn on any news channel you’ll see the updates on the upcoming hurricane. Hurricane Irene is heading this way and is bound to cause severe damage. That damage will be done to houses, cars, buildings and trees. Trees can be the most dangerous thing in a hurricane. Trees can split, crack, and be […]

Stump Grinding / Stump Removal

It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything in this blog. Summer is my busy season and it keeps me away from my computer for most of the day. Usually I write about industry standards, or unique trees. Today I’m going to change it up from a normal routine an article on a piece of equipment […]

The Importance of Proper Plant Installation.

Last week happened to be one of the busiest weeks of my life. I ran around giving estimates, checking on job sites, and buying material for planting projects. On my errands I did notice a ubiquitous site. Tree after tree was in decline because of improper planting. I must have seen hundreds of trees that […]