Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • Why is Bark Falling off My Tree (Oak, Pine, Ash, Maple)?

    Full canopies, plump fruit, thick bark—all these things describe a healthy tree.

    But what if you spot peeling bark on your tree? Help it out by learning about the causes—and solutions—below.

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  • Best Trees to Plant on Hillsides and Slopes (Evergreen, Shade and Fruit)

    We can help our trees help us is by picking the right tree for the right place! Then, trees do a better job of saving us money, providing shade and even reducing noise.

    To do that, you first need to do some planning. That’s why Cedar, a blog reader in Ohio asked, “Can a willow grow at all on a gentle but significant slope?”

    Find out how the right tree on your hillside can thrive and prevent erosion, too!

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  • Best Way to Get Rid of Grass Clippings? Compost! Here’s How.

    But did you know you can put your grass clippings to work? If you use them right, they can save you time and money while also creating a healthier lawn. Plus, it’s super easy to do!

    So, if you’ve been wondering what to do with grass clippings after mowing, wonder no more! You want to compost them. Here’s how.

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  • Can I Use a Pressure Washer to Clean or Spray Trees?

    Tim said, “I’ve been noticing more people in my area using power washers to ‘clean’ their tree trunks.”

    He wanted to know if we recommended washing trees with power washers. And we often get asked if it’s okay to use a power washer to spray insecticides on trees.

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Featured Blog Posts
  • When Do Tree Leaves Come Back in Spring?

    We can use clues to predict when trees typically leaf out.

    Find out when trees bloom and grow new leaves in your region - and see if it's an issue if your tree is not growing leaves yet in spring! 

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