Managing Tree Root Contact With Sidewalks and Walkways

tree root contact sidewalks walkwaysAt Reliable Tree Care, our top priority is the health and safety of your trees. From basic tree shaping and trimming services up to checking for disease and preventing insects, we’re here to keep your trees beautiful and healthy for decades into the future. One common property area where basic tree care can become a bit more complex is when trees are located near a property walkway, most commonly a sidewalk. Let’s go over why this can sometimes be a small concern, what can be done when tree roots begin interacting with concrete or other walkway materials, and how our arborists can help here. Roots and Sidewalks Roots are a vital part of any tree, and as the tree ages, their root systems will spread out. This spread isn’t random – it’s based on finding areas where the roo

All You Need to Know About Watering Trees, Part 2

need to know watering treesIn part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the basics of watering trees on your property. We discussed both younger and mature trees and how their watering and root systems differ, plus some other general tips. At Reliable Tree Care, our pros are always here to assist with watering concerns and questions among our wide range of tree services, which also include trimming, disease control and several other areas. In today’s part two, we’ll go over some of the practical elements of watering trees – when and how to do it, avoiding too much or too little water, and a few specific factors for watering in the fall. Basic Watering and Time of Day Considerations Generally speaking, we recommend using either a proper soaker hose or an installed drip system to water the tr

All You Need to Know About Watering Trees, Part 1

need to know watering treesAt the heart of caring for not only trees but all vegetative life is the use of water. Just like humans, trees and other areas of nature need water to survive, and knowing how much to give various tree types – and how to go about giving it – is very important for involved tree owners. At Reliable Tree Care, our tree care services range from basics like watering and fertilization up to disease control, trimming and even full tree removal when needed. In this two-part blog, we’ll go over a bunch of basic information on watering trees – general amounts to know, how to deal with trees of varying ages, and when proper watering times might fall during both individual days and season of the year. General Daily Basics It’s important to note that these are just general guidelines

Why Cold Months Make Sense for Tree Branch Removal

cold months tree branch removalDue to cooling temperatures, snow and other weather elements, many homeowners pay a lot less attention to their trees and other gardening elements during the winter. Most trees are dormant during the winter, they assume, and this is a period where they don’t really need much love. At Reliable Tree Care, however, we’re here to tell you about one particular area that might actually be better off done during the winter: Tree pruning, or the removal of various branches for the improvement of tree health and appearance. We’re happy to help with pruning needs at any time of year – here are some of the basics on why pruning for certain reasons might be better done during cold weather. Pruning, Dormancy and Seasons As we noted above, most trees enter dormancy during the winter mon

Risks of Delaying Dead Tree Removal

risks delaying dead tree removalWhile their timelines are generally longer than almost any other living organisms on the earth, trees will eventually die. This can happen for a number of reasons, from pests and disease to basic aging concerns. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re here to provide valuable tree removal services if a tree on your property has died or will soon do so. And while you may think these services are only for the purpose of aesthetics and removing unsightly dead trees, there are actually numerous practical and safety-related reasons why removing dead trees is very important. Let’s go over some of the basics here, including why trees die, the signs of dead trees on your property, and some of the risks of avoiding removal. When Trees Die When trees die due to aging reasons or those not specifica