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November 13, 2018

The consensus among arborists is that deciduous trees (trees and shrubs that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn) should be moved in the early spring, in the winter before the soil freezes, or in the Fall.  If possible, trees should be moved in autumn because...

May 11, 2018

It's Spring and like most, you've probably trimmed off old limbs that aren't sprouting leaves or though, maybe I should trim back this entire limb. Trees that have been damaged by cold temperatures should never be severely pruned, and should definitely not be pruned at...

March 26, 2018

Trees that have been damaged by cold temperatures should never be severely pruned, and indeed should not be pruned at all until buds open during the Spring.  At that point, it will be easier for the arborist to identify the dead wood.

A light pruning in the Spring, howe...

February 20, 2018

Even though trees enter a vegetative or dormant state during the winter months, they are still subject to damage from extremely cold temps.  The extent to which a tree can withstand extreme cold depends on the a few key factors; species, the quality of the root system,...

January 11, 2018

Most are unfamiliar with what a frost crack put it simply, they typically happen in winter or late spring when water in the phloem (inner bark) and in the xylem (the wood), expands and contracts under varying temps.

"They are formed when the water in the wo...

December 21, 2017

We want to wish you a very Merry Christmas. This holiday season, 4 State Tree Pros is offering a 25% discount on all tree pruning starting January 1st - March 31st.

Take care of your trees needs before Spring growing season starts again!  

God Bless and have a Happy...

October 27, 2017

The extent to which a soil can hold nutrients for the use of trees depends in part on the type of soil.  If a soil is mainly composed of clay, it will have a high cation exchange capacity because the extremely small particles have more surface area collectively.  When...

September 12, 2017

Some forms of tree decay are immediately obvious, while others may not be discovered without a close inspection.  if the tree is dead or in very bad health, it should be assumed that there is some decay within the trunk.  

If there is deterioration of the root crow...

August 4, 2017

Trees can withstand a great deal of decay without entirely faltering.  Indeed, a tree may be hollowed out by decay and still continue to transport enough water through it's outer rings to survive.  If the tree lacks sufficient warmth, minerals, light, air, or water, ho...

June 22, 2017

When selecting a tree for a particular site, an arborist will need to consider many different factors.  First off, the arborist should obtain as much information as possible about the environment in which the tree will be planted.  He or she will need to consider the c...

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