Tree Care FAQ's

1. How do I know if a tree is dying or dead?

The signs that a tree is dying are many and they differ greatly. One sure sign is a lack of leaves or a reduction in the number of leaves produced on all or part of the tree. Other signs of a sick tree include the bark becoming brittle and falling off the tree, limbs dying and falling off or the trunk becoming spongy or brittle.  

2. What should I do if I think my tree is stressed, dying, or dangerous?

If your tree has you asking "What does a dying tree look like?" or "Is my tree dying?", the best thing you can do is call an arborist or a tree doctor. These are people who specialize in diagnosing tree diseases and can help a sick tree get better.

A tree doctor will be able to tell you if what you are seeing on a tree is signs that a tree is dying. If the problem is treatable, they will also be able to help your dying tree get well again. It may cost a little money, but considering how long it can take to replace a mature tree, this is only a small price to pay.

3. What is the right time of year to have my trees pruned?

It depends on the type of tree and why you are pruning it. Consult with an arborist for more information on what the most ideal times might be to prune your trees.

4. Do I live in an area that requires a permit to have trees removed?

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding permits.  We can guide you through any steps you need to take to obtain the proper permits.