Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • OAKtober and the 100 Oaks for 100 Years Initiative

    The mighty oak, known for its longevity and stunning canopy, received a bit more attention last “OAKtober,” a month dedicated to rebuild the oak population from the ground up.   

    Richmond Burton High School in Illinois secured a ComEd Green Region grant for $10,000 to kick-off McHenry County Conservation District’s 100 Oaks for 100 Years initiative to plant 100 oaks in one mid-October weekend.                       

    Shawn Kingzette, district manager at Northwest Chicago R/C office, was asked to join the tree planting project after a McHenry County Conservation District employee heard Kingzette discuss the decline of oak trees in the area during his radio segment called “Tree Talk” on the Harvard Community radio station.    

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  • Reduce Winter Damage: Prep Trees for Winter with the Fall Four

    While savoring each moment of the crisp autumn air, take time to prep for the coming winter.

    By readying your trees for winter, they better withstand snow storms. With fewer fallen branches and limbs this winter, your home and your car will be safer.

    Not to mention, your trees are quite the investment, too! Discover exactly how much your trees are worth here. 

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  • Adopt-a-Tree Volunteers Bring Healthy Trees and Smiles to Homeowners

    For the third consecutive year, Davey’s Tampa Electric account crewmembers have volunteered to plant trees at the properties of local residents through the City of Temple Terrace and Tampa Electric’s Adopt-a-Tree program. They planted more than 40 trees in record time this year! Each spring, Temple Terrace homeowners have the opportunity to welcome home a new “family member” to their landscape—a healthy new tree.

    Through the City of Temple Terrace and Tampa Electric’s annual Adopt-a-Tree program, homeowners from different neighborhoods each year may apply to receive a tree—city officials determine the species. During the week of National Arbor Day, “shovel sponsors” (Davey and Tampa Electric volunteers) follow county guidelines and restrictions to properly plant each tree.

    “Volunteers complete the full planting, from digging the hole, to placing the tree and watering once it’s planted,” says Johnny Page, account manager for Davey’s Tampa Electric account.

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  • How to Plant and Care for Young Trees

    The sun is shining and trees are budding! Davey is on the air to talk trees this spring season.

    Davey is proud to appear on St. Louis’ KTRS, NewsRadio 550 station this spring, summer and fall. Each Saturday afternoon, one of our local district managers will discuss several tree and landscape topics—some of which we will feature on the Davey blog!

    Davey Tree Arborist on the Air: Last week, Karl Dreyer, district manager of Davey’s St. Louis, Missouri, residential tree care services, discussed tree care for young trees with radio hosts Jim McMillan and John Shea of the “Inside Out” show. The following script is based on Dreyer’s interview.

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