15 Nov 2018

7 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy Throughout the Year.

Caring for a tree doesn’t have to be hard, especially if you keep up with it throughout the year. In fact, tree maintenance can be easy if you know how to do it. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we are a Jacksonville tree care services company who understands the needs of trees in Florida. We care for trees year-round, and we know exactly what the trees in this area need to thrive.

As a tree services company, we wanted to share with you some tips on how to keep your trees healthy during the year.

Tips on Caring for Your Trees All Year Long

1. Take note of where your trees are planted. They could be planted in a spot in your yard that will make it difficult for them to grow or thrive. Is your tree too close to the house? Is the tree crowded against other trees or bushes? Is the tree in healthy soil?
2. Make sure the hole you put the tree into was 2 to 3 times wider than the size of the tree’s root ball, and make sure the hole isn’t too deep. You want the hole to be as deep as the root ball.
3. Water your trees (yes, you heard that correctly) if it hasn’t rained in a few weeks. Trees should be cared for just like your flowers or shrubs. New trees need 4 to 10 gallons of water each week while older trees need one inch of water each week.
4. Trim your trees all year long. Do not over trim or you could compromise the growth of the tree. Tree trimming keeps your trees healthy (and pretty).
5. Get your soil tested to make sure it has all the nutrients and minerals needed for your tree to live and grow. Purchase a pH soil test kit.
6. Add nutrients to the soil by fertilizing your tree throughout the year. The amount you fertilize depends on the age and health of your tree.
7. Put mulch on the roots of the tree but not the base of the tree. The mulch will help insulate the roots and give them moisture.

These are just a few tips to care for your trees throughout the year. These tips are not hard, but if you do not execute them correctly you could do more harm than good to the tree. For example, if you over trim your tree, you can keep it from growing for a few years.

Certified tree arborists know exactly when to fertilize a tree, when to water a tree, when and how to trim a tree, how to test soil, and how to spot if a tree was planted correctly in the right place.

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you need help taking care of the trees on your property, it’s time to call the tree professionals. At Bushor’s, we know and love trees. We’ve been in the tree business for decades.
We know how to care for Jacksonville and Florida trees. Our three Certified arborists ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city. After looking at your trees, we will formulate a care plan and let you know the best way we can care for your trees regularly year-round.

If you’re looking for a tree care services company, let Bushor’s Tree Surgeons help your trees stay healthy and beautiful. We are a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and service customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

17 Oct 2018

5 Questions to Ask a Tree Services Company

Do the trees on your property look like they need some TLC? Your best bet is to call a tree service company. Every tree has its own special needs and without the proper maintenance, your tree could get sick or even die. If you try to care for or trim your tree yourself, you may potentially do more harm than good if you have little to no experience with this type of work.

Tree care can be tricky, and it can also be dangerous, so it’s a smart idea to call in a certified tree specialist to care for and help your trees for you.

At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we are a Jacksonville tree care services company who understands the needs of trees in Florida. Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are ISA certified arborists, so we are tree experts! We will look over your trees and give you a proper diagnosis of tree conditions or tree maintenance options and recommend the proper and most economical steps for you to take, giving your trees the best chance of living a long and healthy life.

When you work with us, or any other tree services company, there are certain questions to ask. These questions will help you pick a quality company to work on your property, who knows exactly what they are doing and who will do the best job for you.

What Should You Ask A Tree Specialist?

Ask if the company has insurance, and what kind of insurance they have. Make sure the company has workers’ comp insurance and see the coverage and policy yourself.
Ask for a project overview (in paper) of the work to be completed on your property. This document should include an estimate of the costs and timeline of the project.
Ask what the company uses for safety equipment and does for precautions.
Ask why a tree is being cut down. Try to find alternatives to cutting a tree down. A tree care services company should always be trying to save a tree, if possible.
Ask for references from past clients. Call these clients or visit their homes to see the work. You want to make sure they are doing a quality job.

It’s important to find a quality tree care services company. Trees are beautiful, living organisms that should be taken care of properly, so they can thrive. It’s a sad thing to see a tree taken down, especially if the tree has sentimental value to your family or home. You want to find a tree company that does what it can to save your trees and keep them healthy year-round. You want to find a company that believes in preventative care and knows when trees should be watered, trimmed, fertilized, or moved.

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, FL?

At Bushor’s, we take pride in our quality work and love doing what we do – we love trees! We’ve been in the tree business for decades. Few tree surgeons know the trees of the Jacksonville areas as well as we do. Our three Certified arborists ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city. Our team will answer any questions you have and have open communication with you all throughout your time with us.

If you’re looking for a tree care services company, we at your service.
Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

17 Sep 2018

Reasons to Hire a Tree Services Company

Tree trimming is essential to keeping your trees healthy and beautiful year-round. Tree trimming should not be ignored because it helps reduce hazards and keeps your trees more aesthetically pleasing. Just like the flowers and grass, your trees need some TLC throughout the year to keep them healthy and strong.

Now if you don’t know how to trim a tree, don’t just start cutting away! Tree trimming may not be rocket science, but it can be difficult, and there is a proper method of doing it. It also can be a dangerous job to both you and the tree. Improper trimming can bring more damage to the tree than good. If you want your tree properly trimmed, leave it to certified-tree arborists and tree professionals!

Deciding whether to hire a tree services company? Let us help you! Below, we’ve listed some reasons why you should hire a tree professional and not attempt tree trimming on your own without any or little experience.

Reasons You Shouldn’t Trim Your Trees Without Professional Help

  • Tree trimming and pruning can be dangerous, especially if the tree is tall or in a hard-to-reach place. While trimming, branches can easily fall on you, your home, your car, another person, or a neighbor’s property. A tree professional knows how to stabilize the tree and knows which branches are safe or not.
  • You don’t know the difference between strong wood and weak wood. You could easily break branches from your own weight without realizing how week the wood was. A weak branch could hit you or make you fall.
  • You could fall. Many trees will require you to climb a ladder and you could easily lose your balance; there’s a chance you could fall and hurt your back, neck, head, legs, and arms – you could sustain some severe injuries that would require a trip to the hospital.
  • You don’t have the proper equipment. Do you have a tall-enough ladder? Crane? Wood chipper? Safety gear? Chainsaws? A tree company is fully prepared when they show up to your property to deal with any situation and have all the proper tools and equipment to get the job done efficiently, quickly, and safely.
  • Tools are dangerous. You’d be working with a lot of sharp tools like clippers, saws, chainsaws, and a woodchipper. These tools can easily harm you if mishandled.
  • You don’t know how much or what to trim. If you trim too much, the tree could get sick and/or die. Certain branches shouldn’t be touch – a tree professional knows the difference.
  • You could be electrocuted if you’re trimming branches near or touching electrical lines, especially if the lines are hidden or entangled in the branches of the tree. An electrocution could burn or disfigure you, causing you to fall. When handling a tree near/in electrical lines, a tree professional knows how to get the power lines shut off temporarily until the job is done.

Tree trimming is hard work that can be dangerous.  Although safety is a priority, you also don’t want to have “ugly” trees if you are unsure how to prune a shape correctly. You also don’t want to harm the tree by over trimming it or by trimming the wrong branches.

When you tree trim on your own, you’re risking your safety, as well as the tree’s safety. One wrong move could hurt you or the tree. If you have trees on your property that need trimming, put the clippers aside and call a tree professional today to get your trees looking their best again!

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If your trees need trimming, it’s time to call a Jacksonville arborist! Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to trim and prune your tree(s). With trimming, we offer hazard reduction and maintenance as services to keep your trees healthy and beautiful.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. We have three certified arborists that ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city! Call us at tel:+19047319100 or click our  Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.  

 

 

05 Sep 2018

Are Your Trees in Need of Help?

Believe it or not, trees get sick and need to be groomed. They’re basically like a person! However, unlike a person, trees can’t help themselves when they’re sick or need a trim! We need to look out for them. Trees go through many normal changes and stages, but how can you determine if your tree needs help?

If you don’t know much about trees or tree health, it can be difficult to determine if your tree is sick, needs a trimming, or needs to be removed. If you’re unsure of the state of your trees, it’s probably time for you to call a certified arborist and tree specialist to diagnose your trees. Don’t just guess what’s wrong with your tree, because you could end up hurting your tree more.

Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are ISA certified arborists will look over your trees and give you a proper diagnosis of tree conditions or tree maintenance options and recommend the proper and most economical steps for you to take to give your trees the best chance of living a long and healthy life. In our diagnosis, we also offer a Resistograph service, which is an “MRI” of the tree to determine the state of its health.

Signs Your Tree May Need A Professional Evaluation

For this article, we want to share with you some signs to look out for that may mean your trees need help. If you see any of these things, contact our team of tree specialists to diagnose your tree.

  • Be on the lookout for changes in the tree, both physical and behavioral
  • Is your tree missing or dropping a lot of leaves? Your tree may not be producing enough nutrients.
  • Are a lot of the tree’s branches breaking or falling off? The tree could have weakness in its wood.
  • Does your tree have a fungus on it?
  • Do you notice an excessive number of insects on or in the tree?
  • Is your tree leaking a brown/black leaking from the substance?
  • Is your tree leaning (when it never has before)?
  • Is your tree’s bark falling off often and in large amounts?

If you notice of any of these issues with your tree, it’s best to try and solve the problem right away. Your tree could be dying, sick, dead, or just in need of a trim. At Bushor’s, we will do everything we can to nurse your tree back to health and help keep it alive. As a last resort, we will remove the tree if it is dead or diseased. A dead or diseased tree can be a danger to you, your property, and other trees and plants on your property. Don’t wait – call a tree specialist to diagnose your tree as soon as possible!

Some trees are not sick, dead, or diseased…they just need a good trim. Sometimes, trees get too big for their own good; they might be touching your house or other plants, which can hurt their branches or keep them from receiving the proper oxygen or sunlight they need. Sometimes, trees grow in strange directions and just need to be moved to a new location to thrive.

Our certified arborists will diagnose your trees and come up with a plan to save or remove the tree from your property. Whether your tree needs a soil treatment or needs to be trimmed or sprayed, we solve the problem! Each tree is different, and we come up with a specialized plan for each tree we meet.

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you’re concerned about a tree (or trees) on your property, it’s time to call a Jacksonville arborist! Our certified arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s) and determine what is wrong with them. Our arborists will inform you on what is wrong with your tree(s) and how we plan to fix the problem.

 Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at <a href=”callto://+19047319100″>+1 (904) 731-9100/a> or click our Tree Service Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists. 

 

05 Aug 2018

When Should You Get a Tree Removed

Sick or dead trees may not always be easy to identify. Some trees are beyond help while other trees can be saved. Sick and dead trees are not only unsightly, they can be a danger to you, your property, neighbors, and other plants and trees. Throughout the year, it’s a good idea to pay attention to the trees on your property. Take note if you see any changes in the tree that are odd or troubling. If you think a tree in your yard is in distress or dead, it’s time to call a tree specialist. A tree specialist can determine if your tree should be removed from your property.

As a Jacksonville tree service company, our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons offers tree removal services. Sometimes, it is necessary to remove a tree for safety reasons. Our team of certified arborists have the knowledge, experience, and equipment do remove your tree (or trees) safely and correctly. We specialize in difficult-to-remove trees. We remove trees with the goal of minimizing the damage to your surrounding landscape.

Our team at Bushor’s wanted to share some signs of when you should get a tree removed from your property. If your tree has any of the signs below, call us and we will come and evaluate the tree(s) and determine if the tree can be saved or needs to be removed.

Does Your Tree Need to Be Removed?

If you’re questioning if a tree in your yard may need to be removed, consider the following:

  • Does the tree have a lot of missing bark? Is it falling off?
  • Is your tree infested with bugs?
  • Is your tree discolored? Are the leaves or bark discolored?
  • Is the tree missing large sections of leaves?
  • Does your tree have a widowmaker? A widowmaker is a branch that is broken off from the tree. It gets wedged in the other branches and can be a potential hazard if it falls.
  • Is your tree leaning?
  • Is fungus growing on your tree?

At Bushor’s, we will remove your tree if we determine the tree is too sick to save or is already dead. We remove dead, damaged, and dying trees in Jacksonville. Dead or sick trees are a huge hazard to your property. These trees can break or fall at any time. You don’t want a dead tree or branch hitting you, a loved one, the house, a car, or a neighbor.

We don’t just remove dead or sick trees, if there is a tree that is a potential hazard to your home or in the way of new construction (shed, pool), we will remove the tree.

Don’t try removing trees on your property on your own. Tree removal is a dangerous process, and it should be handled by certified arborists who have experience and the right tools.  Our certified arborists know how to remove trees of all sizes and difficulty.

If we look at the tree and decide it can be saved, we will try and save the tree, offer solutions, and not remove it. Sometimes, tree replanting, soil treatment, and other practices can save the tree, but many times, diseases, infestations or other damage are too far gone.

Looking for Tree Removal Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you have any concerns about trees on your property, call our Jacksonville arborists today! We will examine and evaluate the health of the tree and come up with a plan to save or remove the tree. Our arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons in Jacksonville will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s) and get the job done! Our arborists will let you know if your tree is sick/dead, how and why it may be sick/dead, and what your next steps should be.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Removal Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

18 Jun 2018

Reasons to Trim Your Trees Throughout the Year

Just like the flowers and shrubs in your yard, your trees need some TLC too! Throughout the year, trees need to be maintained through trimming and pruning. Not only does tree trimming make the tree look better, it keeps the tree healthier, as well. In fact, tree maintenance has a lot of benefits for you and the tree.

Our team at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons offer tree trimming and pruning services to keep your trees healthy and attractive. For this article, we wanted to share with you some reasons you should get your trees trimmed throughout the year.

Benefits of Tree Trimming

  • Branches, especially dead or weak branches, can break or fall at any time. A falling branch is a safety hazard. A branch could hurt you, a loved one, a car, your home, or your neighbor’s property.
  • Tree trimming can help promote the structural integrity of the tree.
  • Tree trimming makes your tree more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Tree trimming promotes growth in the tree.
  • Tree trimming helps you shape the tree, so it fits a certain space in your property.
  • Tree trimming helps reduce shade.
  • Tree trimmings helps reduce wind resistance.
  • By trimming a tree, you can promote flower or fruit growth and production.
  • You can save a tree that just when through a bad storm through tree trimming.
  • Through tree trimming or pruning, you can help treat a tree that has a disease and prevent the disease from spread further.
  • Tree trimming helps give you a better view of things from your property. You may not want a tree to block your view of a lake or mountain by your home.
  • Through regular tree trimming and pruning, you are helping the tree from growing weak branches.
  • Tree trimming helps increase sun exposure and air circulation for the tree and all the flora under the tree and its canopy.
  • Tree trimming can make your property look bigger and more open.

There are different kinds of pruning a tree professional can do to your tree. Fine trimming is just removing small limbs to help improve the tree’s overall appearance. A standard trim involves more heavy cutting to help the tree’s branch structure. Hazard trimming/pruning is when branches are removed for safety concerns.

Tree specialists know when to trim your tree based on its variety, location, and the time of year. Our certified arborists know how to trim the trees without damaging the tree; we work to insure the highest quality of tree care in the city of Jacksonville. You don’t want to accidentally harm or kill your tree due to over-trimming or trimming at an improper time, which is why you should rely on a tree specialist.

Looking for Tree Trimming Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you’re looking to get your trees trimmed, it’s time to call a Jacksonville arborist! Our arborists at Bushor’s Tree Surgeons will arrive with the proper tools, equipment, and experience to evaluate your tree(s) and get the job done! Our arborists will inform you on how we are trimming the trees on your property, and how often they should be trimmed.

Bushor’s Tree Surgeons is a tree service company based in Jacksonville, Florida, and services customers in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine, Florida. Call us at 904-731-9100 or click our Tree Trimming Jacksonville Fl contact page to learn more and to set up an appointment with one of our certified arborists.

02 Mar 2018

Tree Care Tips

Preventative maintenance is the best way to preserve the vitality and longevity of your trees. Often times homeowners wait until it’s too late. We provide expert trimming services through highly qualified professional arborists, giving your trees the best care available.

If you have a tree that you suspect may be unstable, diseased, decayed or otherwise unhealthy CALL US! We have the capability of determining the condition of the inside of the trunk with a Resistograph. The Resistograph will detect any decay, hollowness or weakness inside the tree.

02 Mar 2018

Top Ten Tree Problems

Excessive crowding of trees:

Will cause them to grow tall and spindly, weaker and less desirable. Remove less valuable trees to allow the remaining trees to grow properly.

Thick Canopy:

Allowing too much wind resistance and excessive weight. Selectively thin out canopy by reducing the weight and allowing wind to pass through will promote a much healthier tree.

Leaning Trees:

With surface roots and heavy canopy’s, leaning trees can become an emanate danger to people and property. Lighten up or remove depending on the situation.

Boring Insects:

Borers are attracted to unhealthy trees, burrowing in and laying eggs inside the trunk. The best defense against these pests is to keep your trees healthy and unstressed.

Trees growing too close to a structure:

This can cause damage to roofs and foundations. To alleviate possible damage, trim back limbs from over roof and if necessary cut roots growing toward the structure.

Non Native/ Invasive Trees:

These trees rob much-needed nutrition from native specimen trees. Remove these trees and give life back to your more valuable trees.

Hardwood Stem Diseases:

Such as hispidus canker, hypoxylon cankers, root rot, etc. Remove diseased trees or treat if possible.

Tree trimming by unqualified personal:

This results in excessive stress on trees and can sometimes cause unrepairable damage. Always rely on an ISA Certified Arborist before this happens, he or she can offer solutions to correct the damage. Check a company’s qualifications through ISA-arbor.com, and the Better Business Bureau before making a regrettable decision.

Cracks between dominate and co-dominate stems:

These cracks can be caused by too much weight and inclement weather conditions. Lighten up each stem and possibly install cables for support.

Vines or Ivy Covering Canopy:

Vines add excessive weight and wind resistance. Cut or remove ivy or vines to reduce weight and keep your trees healthy.