Are you considering having your trees pruned and wondering who to call? In addition to being TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) accredited, Bartlett Certified Arborists follow the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards for tree pruning and safety.
Picture a tree in a forest, growing straight up through a shady canopy with a single stem, stretching for the sunlight above. Now think of a tree in your landscape. Growing alone, it has full access to the sun with minimal competition from neighboring trees. Outside of its natural habitat, it develops a wide crown with large lower branches and many limbs. These features structurally weaken your landscape tree.
Extreme weather events happen in nearly every geography, leaving a lasting impact on the trees and shrubs in a landscape. Once the rain or wind has stopped, the snow has melted or the drought has passed, it takes time for plants to recover. During this time, trees are under a tremendous amount of stress.
Though strangely beautiful with their metallic green bodies and copper wings, Japanese beetles are a major pest in the eastern U.S. that feed on more than 300 different plant species. You’ll find adult beetles feasting throughout summer and into early fall depending on location (beetles emerge from the ground in early summer in the southern part of their range and later in June or July in more northern areas).