Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • 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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  • Light Up the Night

    During the winter months, the night comes sooner, darkness lasts longer and most things around us are enveloped in shadow.

    That is until the snow falls, collects and starts to shimmer. The emerald evergreen branches become heavy with white flakes, accentuating their pyramidal, dense shape. And every single trunk, branch and twig of their deciduous counterparts become outlined in pure, gleaming cotton. It lights up the winter night.

    While we aren't lucky enough to get perfect snowflakes that collect and sparkle every day of the winter, during the holidays we get a similar, magical effect as  lights outline tree shapes, bringing them to life when they seem the most quiet.

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  • Oh, Deer!

    I recently ran into a good friend who lives on the edge of a park. She loves her acre of land and has a favorite reading spot under a large tree where it's shady, cool and private.

    This retreat is anchored by impressive, velvet green arborvitae. Since the weather began getting colder, she hadn't spent time there for a few weeks. But on one recent, Indian summer weekend, she headed to her favorite spot only to find chunks taken out of her arborvitae up to about 4 or 5 feet. Just a tuft of green remained at the top of each plant.

    Six or seven years ago, Davey Resource Group Biologist Ken Christensen had a similar problem, caused by a majestic and elusive creature - a deer.

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