Why Your Tree Branches May Be Dying

Tree Branches Dying

Why Your Tree Branches May Be Dying

Everything seems to be going fine with your trees and you don’t notice anything going wrong, until one day you look up and your tree branches look to be dying. Sometimes, it is just one singular branch that isn’t getting leaves at a similar rate as the rest of them or maybe it is completely dead. You might notice that a cluster of branches are dying while the rest of the tree thrives. At worst, you may notice that all of your branches on your tree are failing to thrive.

Corrective Pruning

What You Need to Know About Corrective Pruning

Many people think that they do not need to prune their trees as long as they “look” okay to their eyes. This means that they aren’t dead or dying, growing into a structure or power lines, or aren’t visibly in distress. However, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, corrective pruning is needed. This may not impact the look of the trees, but it can.

Jack Pine

Why You Should Plant a Jack Pine

One of the hardiest trees that you can grow in our area is the jack pine. It is well established to northern climates and is one of the hardiest trees that you can plant – against everything. Whether it is an environmental hazard like pollution, rain, or drought or a human one – like your kids playing in the yard, it is a great option.

Trees For Curb Appeal

Best Trees for Curb Appeal

If you are looking to plant trees that are going to improve your curb appeal, whether you are planning to sell your home or not, it can be difficult to find the best ones for your home. You have to look at many different things, including the size and shape of your yard. Do you want a tree that grows wide and skinny? One that is shorter but can provide a lot of shade? Is the tree there simply to make your yard look better or do you want it to serve different functions?

Trees For Urban Areas

Best Trees for Urban Areas

It can be difficult to plant trees in urban areas or “street trees” as some people call them. Why? The truth is that pollution from roads, the sometimes rough handling of cars and people, and just the lack of greenery around are things that other trees cannot handle. Sure, some trees might be able to grow, but they will not be able to thrive in an environment where they have concrete.

Crape Myrtle

Should You Get a Crape Myrtle Tree?

Crape Myrtles are one of the most popular trees because they are absolutely beautiful. They can also be quite popular because they grow quite quickly and they provide a bit of shade and color during all the seasons. The larger varieties, in particular, grow quite quickly, which is important for those who are planting trees to raise the value of their home. In general, Crape Myrtles are resilient and can withstand quite a bit of stress (either in the form of dehydration, children, and pests). More cold weather varieties becoming available, making them adaptable to more locations.

Trees Growing

Are Your Trees Growing as They Should?

Trees are some of the most beautiful things in our world, but they tend to go through the awkward stage that so many other things (including people) go through in life. They have a growth period where they are a bit gawky, a bit pimply, and they don’t always look their best. Sometimes, they don’t even smell all that great. Sound familiar? There are so many ways in which the “puberty” that trees go through imitates our own.

Brown Crunchy Evergreens

Your Evergreen is Brown and Crunchy — What Now?

There is so much beauty in an evergreen tree. When the rest of your trees are turning brown and dying during the autumn and winter months, they are standing lively and green. However, that doesn’t mean that they will always stay that way. Various conditions, life cycle stages, and events can effect the look of your evergreen tree.

Tree Planting FAQS

Tree Planting FAQs

Planting a tree can be the start of a rewarding relationship. No matter what you do in your yard from here on out, the tree is part of your life’s landscape. However, many people don’t really know a lot about planting trees or keeping them alive throughout the developmental stages of their lives.

Reducing Winter Salt Damage

Reducing Winter Salt Damage to Your Trees

Using salt to de-ice streets is essential all over the country to keep roads and sidewalks dry and walkable throughout the winter months. While of course this is a great invention and we are all able to get back to our lives much more quickly because of the salt, it can take a toll on your trees, shrubs, and other greenery located near the treated areas.

Trees Ready For Winter

Get Your Trees Ready for Winter in 5 Steps

Winter is a particularly tough time for tree care, whether you are a homeowner or a tree care professional. The weather is particularly difficult to predict, so you never know what you need to prepare for and what you can skip this year. The best thing that you can do is prepare for the worst case scenario beforehand.

Root Of Your Problems

Getting to the Root of Your Tree Problems

Tree roots – you have a love and hate relationship with them. You love them because they make your tree taller and stronger than you ever thought possible. They help your tree to get the nutrition that they need and they help it to stand tall in the face of in-climate weather.

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American Arbor LLC

58335 County Line Rd
Three Rivers, MI 49093

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