5 Smart Tips to Receive Smart Tree Care Advice

5 Smart Tips to Receive Smart Tree Care Advice

Davey’s Social Media Team and Client Experience Team monitor our social media channels for follower engagement in several capacities—including the insightful tree and landscape care questions you ask us! When you need a tree- or landscape-related question answered, follow the advice below to receive the most thorough and helpful response.

Welcome to June; the first official day of summer will be here before we know it! Perhaps you’ve been spending an increased amount of time outdoors, observing your landscape and monitoring your trees.

As you familiarize yourself with the greenspaces surrounding your home, as well as within your neighborhood and community, several questions may arise regarding the plant material occupying those areas.

When you do have questions about trees—and choose to reach out to Davey for advice—our Social Media and Client Experience teams may be able to help you! We just need some specific details to help us determine the most helpful response.

Before you submit your tree-related question, be sure you include the following:

  1. The region or general location (city, state) of the plant material
  2. The species of plant material in question, if known
  3. Recent climate, environment and weather conditions (drought, flood, etc.)
  4. A photo of the specimen in question, if possible
  5. A close-up photo of the leaf or flower in question, if possible

Davey’s Social Media Team monitors our online followers’ questions on Facebook (via direct messages wall posts, comments and reviews), Twitter (via replies, mentions and direct messages) and Instagram. You may reach our Client Experience Team at info@davey.com with specific questions as well.

Looking for more tree or landscape care advice in your own backyard? Contact your local professionally trained Davey arborist for a free consultation.

  • Jessy Shaw November 4, 2015 >My husband and I have been wanting to plant some trees in our yard for the past few years, we just haven't gotten around to it. A lot of our neighbors have trees but we have no idea how to take care of them. We have thought about looking into tree services to make sure that they are pruned correctly and at the right time. http://www.darrelemelstreeservice.com/Services/
  • The Tree Doctor July 27, 2015 >Thank you for reaching out to us on the Davey blog! We appreciate your comment. I’ve confirmed with the Davey Institute’s technical advisors that emerald ash borer does not eat birch leaves. River birch trees tend to drop leaves in summer when the soil is very wet or dry. This may happen in future summer seasons, too. Considering the abundant soil moisture this year, we recommend you supplemental water only when necessary. Does this help? If you need anything else, please let us know. Thank you!
  • Christine Carlson July 27, 2015 >Hi, I have a one year old river birch I planted in my front garden. We planted it deep and the soil it is in is clay based. I live in Mississauga Ontario and I noticed Emarald Ash Borers eating the leaves so I have sprayed it for several weeks with insecticidal soap twice a week. I put mulch over the tree base and the season has been mixed some rainy some hot days. Occasionally I water as well. Now the leaves are starting to turn yellow and fall off. I'm to sure if it needs fertilizer or if it is because of the ash borers. Can you advise me how to save the tree?
  • The Tree Doctor June 15, 2015 >Hi, Operation STOMP! Thank you for your comment, and providing all the details we needed to answer your question. Our technical advisors with the Davey Institute suggest using Gator bags and refilling them as needed. We hope this helps you!
  • Operation STOMP June 14, 2015 >For new minor trees recently planted in a utility strip, (without a sprinkler system installed), do you recommend using a Tree Gator bag to ensure the tree is watered? Or, is the best practice to water a tree with a hose or watering can? Lastly, during initial planting, how much should a tree of this type be watered, and, how frequent? The minor trees planted are Bradford Pears, planted in Nassau County, NY.
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