How to Get Rid of Lichen on Trees

How to Get Rid of Lichen on Trees

We all associate the color green with healthy growth, from lush lawns to sprawling canopies. What if you encounter this hue where it doesn’t belong, like on your tree’s trunk and branches? Lichen is a photosynthetic living organism that loves to latch onto and grow on...
How to Stop Roots from Growing into Foundation

How to Stop Roots from Growing into Foundation

As a tree owner, it’s easy to become distracted by how impressive your specimens look when fully grown and forget about the sometimes troublesome roots that come with them. They can travel far and wide beneath the surface, causing havoc on your underground...
Why Is My Tree Trunk Turning Black?

Why Is My Tree Trunk Turning Black?

Taking care of trees comes with a fair share of responsibility. This includes inspecting the trees every so often for signs of deteriorating health. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “Why is my tree trunk turning black?” keep reading for more insights into...
Rotten Tree Trunk: Can It Be Saved?

Rotten Tree Trunk: Can It Be Saved?

Do you have a beloved specimen in your yard that sadly suffers from a rotten tree trunk? You don’t need to be a certified arborist to know something’s off: rancid odors, a thinning canopy, browning or yellowing leaves, dark streaks, and mushrooms growing...
Tree Care Terminology: A Brief Guide for Homeowners

Tree Care Terminology: A Brief Guide for Homeowners

The licensed arborists at Starwood Tree Service field numerous questions from local homeowners and business owners about tree care terminology. Is a tree’s canopy the same as its crown? Is pruning the same as trimming, and do they involve branches, limbs, stems, or...
Can You Plant a Tree Where One Was Removed?

Can You Plant a Tree Where One Was Removed?

Can you plant a tree where one was removed? Tree service companies field this type of question regularly. We understand the concern, particularly when it comes to urban forestry and the limited space available.  The short answer is yes, sometimes. However, you...
How to Mulch Around Trees: Four Steps

How to Mulch Around Trees: Four Steps

When scoping out your neighborhood’s best-manicured lawns, you may notice that each tree has a mulch bed. If you’re wondering, “How to mulch around trees,” it’s essential to understand what type of mulch and how much mulch to use. Know how to properly mulch your trees...
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