Mitigating Tree and Property Fire Risks During Summer

tree property fire risks summerThe Utah summer is in full swing, and for those who have lived here for more than a year or two, you’re well aware this is peak wildfire season in dry climates like ours. And while we wish it were not the case, wildfires have been interfering with urban areas more and more often over recent years, meaning homeowners need to be particularly diligent. At Reliable Tree Care, while we specialize in tree disease control, trimming, removal and other services, our experts are also well-educated on the tactics you should be taking to limit fire risks on your property – particularly risks that could be spread by larger trees. With this in mind, let’s go over some general fire prevention areas, terms to know, and approaches to take to ensure your home and property are safe from these risks.

Tree Aphid Formation, Issues Caused and Control Methods, Part 2

tree aphid issues controlIn part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the initial information you need to know about aphids. A highly common and potentially destructive pest for both trees and other plants alike, aphids may begin to show their signs during the spring or early summer period depending on your precise tree species and other property factors. At Reliable Tree Care, our tree disease control services include treatments for aphids, along with spidermites, scale and several other possible concerns. In today’s blog, we’ll dig into the adult aphid types you should be most concerned with, how to identify the presence of aphids on your property and in your trees, and how we’ll help you permanently treat these areas and prevent aphids from becoming a future concern. Winged Aphid Concer

Tree Aphid Formation, Issues Caused and Control Methods, Part 1

tree aphid issues controlAs spring comes into full bloom and soon gives way to summer, those with trees on their property have to consider a few seasonal care areas. One such area is the prevention of several pests that may begin invading trees and other plant areas this time of year, and a top culprit here is the aphid. At Reliable Tree Care, our certified arborist services include a wide range of tree disease control services, including treatment for aphids, spidermites and scale. Aphids are some of the most common tree-related pests out there, with over 4,000 known species that can create several issues – this two-part blog will dig into how they form and the issues they present to your trees and property, plus how you can go about spotting them and removing them safely. Aphid Formation Aphids tend t

Protecting Trees from the Hot, Dry Utah Summer

protecting trees Utah summeAs those who have lived here for any significant period of time are well aware, summers in Utah are hot, dry affairs. For those with trees they care for on their property, helping them establish root systems and obtain proper water and other nutrients despite long drought periods is a vital task. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re here to help through several tree care services. We offer everything from tree fertilization to high-quality tree trimming and removal services when needed, plus numerous other areas of certified arborist expertise to keep your trees healthy and beautiful throughout the warm season. Let’s go over a few important areas for protecting trees during the hot, dry summer. Mulch Concerns As some tree and shrub owners well know after years of use, mulch holds mul

Protecting Trees and Property From Wildfire Risks

protecting trees property wildfireAs we move out of winter and into the warmer months of the year, those across many parts of the United States will have to be on greater alert for wildfires. These months see fire risks rise for most of the western US, with the kind of wildlife present that can promote the spread of fire if not properly checked. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re dedicated to every area of care for your trees and property, from insect and disease control to physical safety areas. Trees are vital property areas to understand when it comes to fire mitigation and staying safe during this season – here are some general themes to understand when it comes to wildfire risks and limiting them on your property. Risks of Wildfire Unfortunately, part of the reason wildfires are so common in this area of the co