What is a Seasonal Needle Drop?

What is a Seasonal Needle Drop?

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What is a Seasonal Needle Drop?

Evergreens seasonal needle drop

Every year, evergreens will experience what is known as a seasonal needle drop. This needle drop is a normal part of its cycle. Needles of conifers have different life spans and don’t remain on the tree indefinitely. Many evergreen needles will turn yellow and brown as they age and later drop off. The change can… Continue Reading

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Should You Wrap Your Tree Trunks in the Winter?

How to wrap trees for winter

While trees are resilient, some trees are susceptible to damage during the winter months, so they may need a little extra protection. Our expert arborists in Atlanta recommend wrapping your trees before winter temperatures drop to keep them healthy and strong for the next growing cycle. Why Do Trees Need Wraps? You might think that… Continue Reading

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Keep Your Christmas Tree Fresh With These 4 Tips

Tips for keeping your Christmas tree fresh

There are many people who believe that Christmas is not Christmas without a freshly-cut tree in their living room but have no idea how to keep it looking fresh and preserved all season long. If you’re going to invest in a real tree this holiday season, there are five easy tips that you can use… Continue Reading

12 / 08

Beautiful Outdoor Holiday Lighting in 4 Easy Steps

Tips for holiday lighting

As your Atlanta area tree experts, we love seeing all your holiday yard decorations. Whether you add a few festive lights for the family to enjoy or go all out for the neighborhood holiday lighting competition, these easy tips will get you started. 4 Ways to Easy Holiday Lighting Tree Lights Wrapping your outdoor trees… Continue Reading

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5 Signs for Knowing it’s Time to Remove Your Tree

When is it time to remove a tree from your property

Trees add to the aesthetic appeal of your property with their colorful blooming leaves in spring and the much-needed shade from the summer heat. However, as a result of age and other factors, they can also cause damage or injury when they are dying or are already dead. As a homeowner, what signs should you… Continue Reading

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Why Trees Are Always a Good Investment

Are trees a good investment

Despite the rewarding feeling of owning a home, it can sometimes feel like having a second job. Between routine maintenance and surprise repairs, you always need to be on your guard. After all, your home is your biggest investment, and you want your investment to grow. When you’re thinking about your property value, don’t forget… Continue Reading

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8 Plants to Plant These Winter Months

8 Plants to Plant This Winter Season

If you’re interested in doing some planting before the winter months hit, you should first make sure you’re familiar with the plant hardiness zone for Georgia. Metro Atlanta falls in zone 7b, which means that at its most extreme weather, the minimum temperature is 5 to 10 degrees Farenheit. When looking for plants that will… Continue Reading

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Winter Weather Tree Preparation

Winter Weather Tree Trimming

Trees naturally adapt to seasonal changes, but taking a few precautionary measures leading up to the winter months can help them better weather the storm and ensure that they are healthy going into the warmer months that follow. Check out some of these winter weather tree preparation tips to keep your trees happy and healthy… Continue Reading

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5 Common Causes of Tree Death

If you've found yourself having to remove multiple dead trees from your property, you may want to investigate the cause of the deaths. Keeping your trees healthy isn't too hard, but sometimes there are outside factors beyond your control. If you need help keeping your trees healthy or removing dead or diseased trees, contact us at Yellow Ribbon Tree Experts today. Common Diseases Just like people, trees can contract deadly diseases. There are approximately 20 common tree diseases in the U.S. that are spread by fungus spores, insects or bacterial conditions. While difficult to detect, diseases affect the roots, trunk, bark, branches or leaves of trees. Spots on leaves can be a sign of Anthracnose Disease; discoloration around the base can be a sign of Armillaria Root Rot, and brown pine needles can be a sign of Brown Spot Blight. Check out this helpful guide on tree diseases for more information. Environmental Causes Trees thrive or die depending on their environment. When environments change, trees can easily become sick. Drought, poor drainage, bad soil, air pollution and extreme temperature changes can all have adverse effects on healthy trees. When planting, consider whether the tree is able to withstand the environmental conditions of the area. Natural Disasters Trees posses a natural resistance against natural disasters. Many trees can survive the damages caused by flood, fire, wind or ice, but they are more likely to become sick in the weeks after when diseases or insects take over while the tree is in a weakened state. Root Rot Root rot (Phytophthora cinnamomi) can happen to trees planted in soils with heavy concentrations of clay. These heavy clay soils tend to hold a lot of moisture, which can be detrimental to your tree's roots. When the soil holds a lot of water, it doesn't have enough space for oxygen so your tree may suffocate. If you're concerned about root rot, look for a slow deterioration of limbs, defoliation, or slowly wilting leaves that turn brown out of season.

If you’ve found yourself having to remove multiple dead trees from your property, you may want to investigate the cause of the deaths. Keeping your trees healthy isn’t too hard, but sometimes there are outside factors beyond your control. If you need help keeping your trees healthy or removing dead or diseased trees, contact us… Continue Reading

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Fall Tree Care Tips

Fall Tree Care Tips From Yellow RIbbon Experts

This and every fall you will need to make sure that your trees are ready for the winter months. You also need to take steps that will encourage growth in the springtime to keep your trees healthy. Before it gets too cool, head out into your yard to make sure that you trees remain happy… Continue Reading