Avoiding Personal or Tree Risks During Winter

avoiding tree risks winterWhen it comes to the care and protection of trees during the winter, some homeowners naturally stress. The Utah winter brings significant snow, ice and cold concerns, and we all naturally want our trees protected from these. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re here to let you in on a little secret about trees that we’ve learned from years of tree shaping, trimming and other tree services: They’re stronger and more capable of protecting themselves here than you might think. And while we’re not telling you to completely avoid winter tree care – certain pruning and removal areas can still be very important – there are areas where you might actually be risking your safety for no good reason. Let’s go over a couple of these, plus why you should always count on a certified arborist for

The Practical Value of Evergreen Trees

practical value evergreen treesWithin the world of botany and plant life, the term “evergreen” refers to any plant that keeps its leaves throughout the entire year. This is in contrast to deciduous plants, which lose their foliage during one season of the year, commonly winter. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re proud to offer year-round services for all trees, including evergreens. We can help you with everything from tree fertilization to tree disease control, ensuring your low-maintenance evergreens continue to offer the year-long beauty and practicality you’re looking for. This latter category is one that’s often not fully appreciated by people who haven’t had evergreen trees before – let’s look at three specific practical benefits that come with evergreen trees. Reducing Wind In many cases, both in

Learning About Trees and Sun Exposure

learning trees sun exposureEven if your knowledge of trees and their health is pretty limited, chances are you know about the two primary things they need to survive: Water and sunlight. Like most kinds of plant life and vegetation, trees have these basic needs that must be met. At Reliable Tree Care, we supplement our high-quality tree trimming and disease control services with numerous areas of expertise given to our clients, including on trees and sun. Different tree types vary pretty widely in terms of the sun or shade they require, and we can help you navigate all the important ins and outs here. Let’s go over some basics to know in this area. Trees and Sunlight As you may remember from your high school science class, trees interact with sunlight using a process called photosynthesis. This is a process

Telltale Signs It’s Time to Prune Your Trees, Part 2

signs time prune treesIn part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the primary signs that your trees might be in need of pruning services. Tree trimming and pruning is very important for both visual appeal and the health of your trees, and knowing the right times to do it can make a big difference. At Reliable Tree Care, pruning is just one of several tree services we offer. Here are a few more of the detailed signs that your trees might be ripe for pruning. Wandering Branches This is another term for long, untamed branches that may have begun interacting with other nearby elements. Some of them may wrap around telephone poles or wires, while others may have reached your house itself and are causing damage. In the case of wiring or electrical poles, the risks here are significant to both yo

Telltale Signs It’s Time to Prune Your Trees, Part 1

signs time prune treesYou may think that pruning your trees on your property is only for visual reasons, but you’d be incorrect here. While it’s true that pruning trees is vital for things like curb appeal and home value, it’s also very important for tree health, property protection and saving you on various landscaping costs. At Reliable Tree Care, we’re here to help with all tree pruning needs as part of our tree trimming services. We can also help you determine when your trees are giving you clear signs that they need to be pruned – there are so many, in fact, that we’ll use this multi-part blog series to go over all of them. Let’s get started. Broken or Damaged Branches The primary reason for pruning in many situations is tree branches that have become broken or limp. If the damage al