About the Davey Tree blog

If you’re into trees as much as we are, this page is for you. To us, trees are home, a secure and comforting haven. When their leaves rustle, their bodies sway in the wind and their crowns cast wide shadows, it makes us smile. Here, you’ll find our musings on trees, tree facts and news, tree photos, tree videos and other thoughts focusing on our passion for our greatest natural resource. Join us in the shade.

What To Expect When You Request a Davey Tree Free Consultation

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A professional Davey arborist points out potential tree risk and recommends proactive maintenance steps during a consultation.

Just like you, trees need routine checkups  to keep them healthy.

Sometimes you’ll notice something out of the ordinary that prompts the appointment. Or perhaps it’s simply time for an annual checkup.

Either way, a certified tree doctor helps pinpoint proactive steps to help your trees lead a long, healthy life.

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Protect Your Ash Trees: Spot the Early Signs of EAB

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Since its 2002 takeover, EAB has killed millions of ash trees with little warning. Today, there are ways to detect the beetle earlier than ever.

As tiny as the emerald ash borer (EAB) is, boy, it wreaks havoc.

This 0.5” beetle has killed millions of ash trees since arriving on the scene in 2002.

Back then, if too many EAB larvae burrowed in your ash tree, it was likely a goner.

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Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

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Four pigments, chlorophyll, carotenoids, anthocyanins and tannins, cause leaves to change color throughout the year.

For parts of the country with cooling temperatures and large populations of deciduous trees, the next six weeks will provide some wonderful scenery. Green leaves will give way to a colorful natural skyline with hues of reds, yellows, oranges and browns 

But what gives leaves their fall color palette? The answer can be found in four pigments:


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How to Identify and Treat Fall Tree Fungus

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This tree leaf is infected with apple scab, indicated by the olive green spots.

The cool breeze coupled with fresh, crisp apples and changing leaves can only mean one thing: 

Autumn has arrived. Beautiful, isn’t it?

While you’re out enjoying the brisk weather, pause and admire your tree leaves.

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Fall Tree Care: Replenish Lost Nutrients With Fertilizer

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Fertilize in the fall season to replenish nutrients, relieve stress and promote a healthy growing tree.

Take a walk through the woods, and you’ll likely find yourself surrounded by tall, healthy trees—nature’s beauty in full effect. Achieving such majesty doesn’t come easily for trees in your backyard though. 

But why?

Yards are a much more challenging environment for trees.

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How to Spot, Identify and Combat Leaf Disease On Trees

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These white oak tree leaves have been infected by anthracnose. The disease causes blotchy brown spots along the leaf vein and premature leaf sagging.

Each fall, we look forward to watching trees transform. Their leaves transition from a robust green into a speckled medley of fiery reds, oranges and yellows.

Yet, you may spot something else, too.

If your leaves have dark spots, odd colors or a distorted shape, a leaf disease could be the problem.

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Fall Tree Care Checklist: Prepare Your Property for Challenging Winter Conditions

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Rarely this summer were weather conditions normal. From a drought in California to downpours that turned into sweltering heat in the Midwest, challenging weather kept us on our toes. A change in seasons now means a change in the air for much of the country, but don’t crack open a window and get ready to kick back and enjoy those ideal nights for sleeping just yet. First, you’ll want to spend some time outside getting your property ready to hibernate, too.

A well-rounded fall tree care and maintenance plan can help ensure good plant health. Follow the steps in these three phases, and then you can rest easy, knowing your property will be set to withstand the winter months and ready to look great when spring rolls around.


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Davey Inspires Future Arborists

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Davey employees (pictured) volunteered to host a kids' climb event at the Cleveland Botanical Garden in August.

Read below to learn more about Davey's experience hosting a kids' climb event at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The Cleveland Botanical Garden is the perfect outdoor setting for children to run, play, climb and explore Mother Nature’s lush environment.

Davey joined the adventure at Hershey Children’s Garden to sponsor a kids’ climb event—to inspire children to branch out of their comfort zones and become arborists for the day. More than 500 children participated in the two-day climb to learn basic climbing and safety techniques.

Davey’s volunteer team included Mark Noark, manager of recruiting and training, Recruiter/Trainers, Joe Shaw and Paul Herb, and Jim Savage, Penn State University urban forestry professor. Noark says all volunteers were necessary to make this event such a success.

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