How Trees Can Cause Damage Your Kansas City Home
Having great looking trees in your yard is something that most homeowners appreciate. If you are searching for a property to purchase, then beautiful trees may be a selling point. Even though trees are beautiful, they can also cause pretty severe destruction. Learn more about how a tree can damage your home, or another structure, here. The Roots When you initially think of tree roots, the last thing you think about is how strong they are and how much damage they can cause. Roots are one...Read more
Can You Plant a New Tree Where an Old Tree Was Removed?
After a tree is removed from your yard, it often leaves behind a space. A great way to fill this space is by planting an all new tree. However, you have to be careful when doing this. You need to watch for any signs of insects or disease that the old tree may have left behind. If these issues remain, they can affect the new tree you are planning to plant. If you want to ensure the new tree you are planting in the space where you just had a tree moved, use the tips found here. Clear Away...Read more
3 Tree Issues That Require Immediate Attention
There are several tree related symptoms that indicate a problem with a tree in your yard. However, there are many issues that remain unnoticed by homeowners. While this is understandable, there are a few signs of tree issues you need to learn about. If you notice any of the signs mentioned here, then it is a good idea to get in touch with the professionals right away. They can evaluate the overall health and integrity of the tree in question. Soil Mounding or a Sudden Lean A tree that...Read more
What Trees Can be Safely Planted Near a Septic Tank?
Your septic tank has thick pipes running across and through your property. Due to the necessity of these pipes, you may wonder what you can plant near this area safely. Unfortunately, there are several species of trees that can cause serious damage to a drain field and a septic tank, so you do have to be careful. However, by using the tips and information here, you can feel confident you have found a few good options. What to Plant Near or Over Your Septic Tank? Forget everything you have...Read more
Your Ultimate Guide to Pruning: What You Need to Know
When trees are growing in the forest, they can play by their own rules. “Free range” trees can spread out their limbs and stretch their branches up high as they grow, sending weak, older branches to the floor of the forest. However, trees on the streets and in your own backyard, don’t have this level of freedom – and there’s a good reason for that. While you likely want your trees to appear as natural as possible while growing tall and strong, you also want to ensure they don’t...Read more
Is it Time for Professional Tree Care? These 3 Signs Say Yes!
Trees on your property offer a wide array of benefits. They are aesthetically pleasing, provide shade, and can even help to prevent erosion. Unfortunately, while trees are great additions to any property, there are some symptoms that may indicate a problem. Unfortunately, a number of these symptoms remain unnoticed by many homeowners. This is understandable because there aren’t too many people who know how to spot the subtler symptoms. Three signs of a problem with your tree that indicate...Read more
Signs and Symptoms Your Tree May be Dying
From providing high-quality building materials to clean air and shade, trees are an important part of day to day life. However, just like any other living thing, a tree is eventually going to die. However, you don’t have to guess when this issue has occurred. There will be signs and symptoms of a dying tree before it’s completely gone. Getting to know the symptoms of a dying tree is the best way to ensure you take action before it causes issues, damage or injuries. There are many...Read more
3 Tips to Improve the Health of Your Trees
The trees on your property offer a wide array of benefits. An individual tree can add up to 10 percent on your property’s value, and when you landscape using trees, it can increase your home’s value by as much as 20 percent. In addition to helping to add value to the outside of your home, trees planted on the west side can actually lower your power bills by as much as three percent. However, if your trees aren’t healthy, they may become a liability, rather than an asset. To help ensure...Read more
Standing Tall: How to Prevent Your Tree from Blowing Over
An extremely frustrating part of cleaning up after a storm is having to deal with a fallen tree. It takes quite a bit of work to saw the tree into pieces you can manage and the haul them away; however, it’s even more painful if the tree that fell was a beloved piece of your garden, or the focal point of your entire yard. The good news is, there are some things you can do to help ensure your trees are able to stand tall – even in extreme weather conditions. Use the tips here to keep your...Read more
Signs of a Stressed Tree: What You Need to Know
Have you ever stopped to check on your trees and notice that they are a bit “off,” or that they don’t look their best? If you are like most people, you have a general idea of what your trees should look like normally, and if you begin to notice there’s something different, it’s important to take action. If you spot a problem early on, you have time to have it fixed or repaired, and restore your tree’s health. After all, the only way a tree is going to grow tall and strong is if...Read more