28 Oct 2019
How to Tell Your Tree Has Structural Damage

How to Tell Your Tree Has Structural Damage

Structural damage in trees can be a serious concern for your tree’s health and for your family’s safety. From overgrown branches and damaged roots to disease and decay, there are many ways a tree can become structurally unsound. Don’t neglect a structural issue and risk damaging your property. If you are unsure or concerned that your trees might have structural flaws, read the following tips from a professional Jacksonville tree service company

 

Dead and Damaged Branches 

One of the simplest ways to tell if your tree has any visible structural flaws is to inspect the branches of your tree. If they look, dead, broken, or weak that could be a sign that something is wrong.  Maybe your tree took some unnoticed damage during hurricane season. Look closely for any cracks, splits, or wounds and use binoculars to get a closer look at the damage. 

Dead branches can be especially harmful to your tree’s health. A decaying branch can take years to fall and in that time spread decay to nearby branches and even the trunk. This could lead to a bigger structural or health issue for your tree. A dead or damaged branch can be hard to spot if you’re not a tree surgeon. If you suspect a dying limb might take over your tree, call a tree service for an inspection. 

Root Damage

One of the leading causes of structural damage in trees is root damage. While root damage can be difficult to diagnose since you usually can’t see them, there are other ways to tell if a tree is suffering the effects of damaged roots. A tree with damaged roots will not have the ability to absorb water from the soil as it should. This will lead to dead limbs, diminished foliage, and stunted growth in its limbs and trunk. It will oftentimes take several years to see the effects of root damage so you might not know your tree’s roots were ever at risk of being injured. Because root damage takes a while to be noticed, have a tree service inspect your trees annually. If anything is of concern, your tree service will spot it. 

Leaning Trees  

Trees that lean sharply to one side could be a tremendous threat to your property’s safety. When a tall tree is affected by severe winds, it may develop a permanent tilt to one side, endangering anything or anyone below. A lone tree is more at risk of wind damage than many trees planted together. The effects of harsh winds on a tree standing alone are worse than a tree surrounded by others. A leaning tree is a threat to your home and your safety. If a tree is leaning too close for comfort, call your local tree service. 

Widened Crown

One common issue among trees in backyards and urban areas is widening crowns. Some trees that don’t have to compete for sunlight develop wide, massive lower branches difficult for the tree to accommodate. This can lead to a structurally unsound tree that is in danger of falling. Calling a tree service company to inspect your tree and decide if it should be trimmed or pruned is a great way to avoid an overburdened tree and keep it safe and secure.

 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If your trees are exhibiting any of these symptoms, 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 if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe. Sometimes removing an unhealthy tree is the best decision for your home and the surrounding landscape.

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

 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. 

01 Oct 2019
4 Ways to Tell a Tree is Unhealthy

4 Ways to Tell a Tree is Unhealthy

Most people don’t know all the signs of an unhealthy tree. While you see the trees on your property every day, you may not know exactly what to look for when determining their health. Trees don’t become unhealthy overnight. They decay and lose their health over time. 

It’s important to take notice of how your tree is growing in order to maintain its health. An unhealthy tree can be potentially dangerous to your home, property, and person. If your tree is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it may be time to call your local arborists.

 

Leaves

Leaves promote the health of the tree; after all, trees gather most of their nutrients through their leaves. They are also a significant indicator that something may be wrong with the tree. When a tree loses a significant amount of leaves either all over or in a particular area, that may be a sign the tree isn’t healthy. Leaves that are growing smaller than normal or are an unusual color could also be an indicator that the tree isn’t doing well. 

 

Broken and Weak Branches

One or two broken branches aren’t bad. But if there is an excessive amount of broken branches, your tree has a problem. During the winter or even during the storm season, it can be hard to determine if a tree is healthy by looking at its branches. It’s normal for those seasons to be hard on trees. But if you feel that the tree is losing branches excessively, it’s time to have the tree inspected.

 

If it’s Leaning

This is a slightly obvious sign of tree health. Healthy trees should be standing straight. Leaning trees are a big indicator that the health of the tree has declined. A tree should be able to support the weight of its branches. If it’s starting to lean, it means the tree can no longer handle its own weight. An arborist will be able to make a plan to potentially save the tree.

 

Abnormal Fungi

Healthy trees don’t have a lot of fungi or mushrooms growing on them. Fungi is different from moss which simply uses the tree to grow on. Trees start to decay from the inside out. Fungus feeds off of dead tissue. So if you spot fungus or mushrooms on a tree, that’s a sign that the tree has already begun dying.

 

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl? 

If your trees are exhibiting any of these symptoms, 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 if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe. Sometimes removing an unhealthy tree is the best decision for your home and the surrounding landscape.

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

 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. 

29 Aug 2019

How To Clean Up Tree Debris After a Storm

It’s the time of year when everyone is getting prepared for storms, particularly hurricanes. While you’re stocking up on canned goods and water, you should also learn how to clean up debris from your trees after a storm. Learning what to do after a storm can make you feel more prepared when the storm comes. While learning how to clean up is important, you will also want to have the number of a tree care service in your area in case there is tree damage you can’t clean up on your own.

Inspect the Damage

The first thing to do after a storm is to inspect the damage. Inspecting will help you make a plan for the best way to clean up your yard. You will also need to check on how trees that haven’t fallen or broken are doing. While you’re inspecting the damage you will also be checking for problem trees that could cause damage if there is another storm. Check to see if any trees are leaning, it might be a sign of root damage.

Cut Large Pieces Into Smaller Ones

If a large tree limb or an entire tree falls in your yard, cut it into smaller pieces. Large pieces are hard to move. Cutting the tree into smaller pieces will make it easier to move and dispose of.

Trim Small Branches

If your tree has damage on some of its smaller branches after a storm, bust out some of your repair tools and trim the branches. Trimming damaged branches can ensure your tree’s health in the long term. Trimming those branches will help your tree grow back and heal after it is damaged.

Call the Professionals

If there are trees leaning on one another, large limbs or trees that have fallen on your home, car, or another part of your property, call a tree care service. A tree care service will be able to remove the tree without further damage to your property. Arborists can also determine if your trees are still healthy after a storm.

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you’re looking for post-storm services for your trees or branches, 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 if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe. 

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long. 

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. 

 

16 Jul 2019
What Can You Do If Tree Branches Are Hanging Over Your Home?

What Can You Do If Tree Branches Are Hanging Over Your Home?

Trees are beautiful and they can add a lot of value to your property; however, trees can also grow very large and stand tall over your home and pose a risk to you and your home. In general, trees are an asset for your property. Besides adding value, trees provide shade, beauty, and a cool breeze on hot days. If you live in an older home, you likely have older, taller trees that have branches, which are hanging over your home. Hanging branches can be dangerous when they hang over your roof, garage, and cars.

Overhanging branches are always a risk when over your home or part of your property. Why are these branches such a problem? Overhanging branches can scrape your roof shingles and strip layers of asphalt off. These branches can drop a lot of leaves into the gutter, which can lead to leaks, deterioration, and mold. These branches can also break and fall onto your roof, windows, garage, cars, your neighbor’s property, or even hit a person.

How can you avoid these overhanging branches? First, try to never plant a tree too close to your home. Now, if you already have a large tree with overhanging branches, you need to maintain the tree by consistently trimming the branches. Trimming branches close to your home can be a hard task. If you aren’t comfortable with trimming a tree, you risk dropping a branch onto your home and causing damage to your property. Also, most homeowners do not have the proper equipment, tools, and ladders to trim branches. A tree care professional is equipped and trained in all types of tree trimming, so he/she can safely trim branches that are close to your home.

Branches can fall at any time for many reasons. Strong winds. Hurricanes. Tree diseases. If you have a hanging tree branch, be proactive. Get the branch trimmed or at least get the branches and tree evaluated so you know the health and strength of the tree.

Looking for Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you’re concerned about a tree or branches 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 if branches close to or over your home are a risk. Our arborists will inform you of what branches should be trimmed or removed. We believe in saving trees, but we also believe in keeping your home safe.

Our team can safely and easy remove tree branches from trees overhanging on your property. We know how to trim, relocate, and care for trees so that they will be healthy year-long.

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.

11 Jan 2019

Why Is There Water Coming Out of My Tree?

Trees love water. Whether from the sky, a watering can, or a hose, you should water new and old trees throughout the year. Trees need water to thrive and survive. However, what does it mean if you see water coming out of a tree? Did the tree receive too much water? Is the tree drowning? Is the tree signaling for help? Is this normal? No, it’s not normal. If you see water leaking out of your tree, your tree is in fact sending out an S.O.S. – it wants your help. Your tree is hurting and needs attention.

Reasons Water Comes Out of Trees

If your tree is leaking water from the trunk,, there is a good chance your tree has bacterial disease called wetwood, also known as slime flux. This disease enters and seeps out of the trees in a liquid form that looks like water. It’s not usually a little liquid either. You will usually see a decent amount of liquid/water all on the trunk.

If your tree has missing bark, any wounds, broken parts, this is where the disease enter the tree. Once inside the tree, the disease/bacteria (called anaerobes) produces a gas. This gas builds up in three tree and once the pressure becomes too much a liquid pours out of the bark. Initially, the liquid will look clear, but it will change into a brown or yellow liquid that both smells and stains the tree. The bacteria can multiply and spread for many years within the tree before you even notice the tree is sick. Other bacteria, insects, and fungi may feed on the dripping slim, which will also make the smell worse.

Although this disease can affect any tree, it attacks mostly maple, birch, oak, elm, and poplar trees. The liquid is usually toxic to most plants so if it drips onto the grass, the touched grass will likely die.

The healthier the tree the better the chance it can fight off and beat the disease. If your tree was sick and weak before getting this infection, your tree may begin to break, and the leaves will turn colors.

There is no cure for bacterial wetwood, but if you find out your tree has this disease, you need to keep it as healthy as possible, so it can live with the disease. A tree can live for many years with the bacteria. Never rip or peel off the bark. Give your tree lots of water. Make sure nothing big or heavy (cars or machinery) is hitting the trees or roots. Do not place compacted soil or mulch right up against the base of the tree.

Need Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

  
If your tree is leaking (and it’s not sap), it’s time to call a tree specialist to evaluate if your tree has bacterial wetwood. Certified arborists know how to care for trees with diseases and will let you know if the tree needs to be torn down.

We will do our best to manage the disease within the tree, so the tree can remain as healthy as possible. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we know and love trees. We know what it takes to keep a tree alive. We’ve been in the tree business for more than 50 years, and we always strive to save and care for your trees and help you with all your tree needs.

We know how to care for Jacksonville and Florida trees. Our four certified arborists ensure the highest quality of tree care in the city. After looking at your trees, we will create a care plan and let you know if the tree is too sick to remain in your yard or not. We will find a solution that makes your yard look better while also keeping the tree healthy.

If you need tree help, Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are at your service. 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. 

18 Dec 2018

How to Deal with Above Ground Tree Roots

Trees are beautiful, especially when taken care of; however, trees’ roots aren’t as aesthetically pleasing. Not only can roots be unsightly, they can also be a hazard, invasive, and make it hard for you to maintain your yard.

Should you just cut the roots? No! A tree needs its roots. Veins are to humans as roots are to trees. Roots deliver all the water and nutrients to the tree so it can grow and live each day. If you have a tree (or trees) in your yard with a lot of exposed (and large) roots, there are some solutions.

As a tree services company, few tree professionals know the trees of Greater Jacksonville as well as we do. We know exactly how to care for roots (exposed and not exposed). For this article, we wanted to share with you some tips on how to deal with above-ground tree roots.

Tips on Managing Your Tree’s Roots

  • Cover or “hide” the roots with mulch. You can cover the roots with two to three inches of much. The mulch acts as a protective cover to the roots, while also giving the roots moisture. Under the mulch, your tree and yard with have a more refined and polished look.
  • You can also cover or “hide” roots with gravel (or little rocks). Before placing down the gravel, put landscape on top of the roots. Then, pour two inches of gravel on top of the roots. Under the gravel, you will be creating a completely different look for your yard.
  • Don’t put topsoil on the roots. The roots will suffocate and get dehydrated. Roots can also grow through topsoil, which defeats the purpose of using it.
  • Do not cover a tree’s roots with concrete. The concrete will also cause the roots to suffocate and become dehydrated. Just like topsoil, roots can break through concrete, so if you just laid down a new path or patio, it will eventually have cracks all through it from the roots growing.
  • Don’t cut roots that are wider than two inches, because these roots are what help keep the tree strong and stable.
  • Do not cut roots near the base of the trunk; these roots also keep the tree stable.
  • Never cut more than 20 percent of your tree’s exposed roots at one time.

It’s in your best interest to hide the roots and not cut them. One or two wrong cuts could be devastating for your tree. There are certain situations where it is necessary to cut a tree’s roots. For example, if a tree’s roots are growing into a driveway or home and compromising the structure, the roots will have to be cut back.

If you are nervous to hide or cut the roots of your tree or you are unsure of what to do with your tree’s roots, leave it to Jacksonville tree specialists! Our certified tree arborists know exactly when and how to cut a tree’s roots. We also know how to properly cover a tree’s roots, as well.

Need Tree Care Services in Jacksonville, Fl?

If you’re sick of looking at ugly roots in your yard, it’s time to call the tree professionals. At Bushor’s Tree Surgeons, we know and love trees. We’ve been in the tree business for more than 50 years.

We know how to care for Jacksonville and Florida trees. Our four 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 if the tree’s roots should be cut or just hidden. We will find a solution that makes your yard look better while also keeping the tree healthy.

If you need tree help, Bushor’s Tree Surgeons are at your service. 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.

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.