Davey Tree Service Blog: Tree Care Tips & Checklists

  • 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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  • 5 Smart Tips to Receive Smart Tree Care Advice

    Davey’s Social Media Team and Client Experience Team monitor our social media channels for follower engagement in several capacities—including the insightful tree and landscape care questions you ask us! When you need a tree- or landscape-related question answered, follow the advice below to receive the most thorough and helpful response. Welcome to June; the first official day of summer will be here before we know it! Perhaps you’ve been spending an increased amount of time outdoors, observing your landscape and monitoring your trees.

    As you familiarize yourself with the greenspaces surrounding your home, as well as within your neighborhood and community, several questions may arise regarding the plant material occupying those areas.

    When you do have questions about trees—and choose to reach out to Davey for advice—our Social Media and Client Experience teams may be able to help you! We just need some specific details to help us determine the most helpful response.

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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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