Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • Signs of a Sick Tree

    If you were strolling through your yard and noticed something looked off on your tree, chances are there’s a problem.

    The tricky part is identifying what’s wrong.

    Scroll below to see what may be plaguing your tree.

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  • What, When and Why: The Best Way to Fertilize Trees

    You want your tree to be its best. 

    For that to happen, you need to care for it throughout the seasons. Water it during dry spells. Mulch in the spring. And, fertilize your tree when it lacks nutrients. 

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  • Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?

    For parts of the country with cooling temperatures and large populations of deciduous trees, the next six weeks will provide some wonderful scenery. Green leaves will give way to a colorful natural skyline with hues of reds, yellows, oranges and browns 

    But what gives leaves their fall color palette? The answer can be found in four pigments:

    Chlorophyll

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  • Summer Landscape Care for All Weather

    Rain, wind and drought…oh my! Summer conditions continue to fluctuate—which may cause stress to our trees and plants. Davey is on the air to talk summer tree care and help you combat shifting temperatures and conditions this season. Davey is proud to appear on St. Louis’ KTRS, NewsRadio 550 station this 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, Greg Wilson, district manager of Davey’s West St. Louis residential tree care services, discussed summer tree and plant care with radio hosts Jim McMillan and John Shea of the “Inside Out” show. The following script is based on Wilson’s interview.

    KTRS: We are confounded about how much water to give to our plants and trees this time of year—how much is too much?

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