Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • 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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  • Arbor Day Tree Planting Q&A

    In honor of Arbor Day, Davey wants to help you plant a tree to last a lifetime. We asked our followers on social media to submit their tree planting questions using the hashtag #AskTheArborist. We’ve compiled all the questions with answers provided by our experts at the Davey Institute. Click here to view their responses. Happy planting!

    If you're looking for more advice for planting new trees, contact your local, professionally trained Davey arborist for a free consultation.

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  • The Endless Ways Planting a Tree Can Benefit You

    It’s officially spring—‘tis the season to plant trees! Why plant a tree this season? Well, the reasons are endless. Trees provide beauty, shade and energy savings in every setting, from homes and neighborhoods to hospitals and businesses. No matter the location—trees make life better.

    Here’s why planting, transplanting and replacing damaged and diseased trees is worth your time, money and effort.

    Tree Benefit Breakdown

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  • Champions for a Cause Part I: Plant a Tree, Honor the Gift of Life

    Read below for a heart-warming tree story about a Davey Tree foreman’s 14-year-old daughter’s road to recovery after heart transplant. When competitive cheerleader and dancer Katlyn Scott, the daughter of Davey Foreman Billy Scott, visited the doctor for a required heart screening, she discovered she had cardiomyopathy. Although the disease presents very few—if any—symptoms, it could cause heart failure at any time.

    In an effort to prevent future complications, Katlyn received a heart transplant at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. Although it’s not necessarily common for organ transplant recipients to meet their donor or their donor’s family, the parents of Katlyn’s donor happened to be living nearby in an adjacent town.

    Tree planting = thanks and appreciation.       

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