Why Trees Are Always a Good Investment

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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

11 / 25

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

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How to Tell if Your Tree is Diseased or Dead

Trees can get sick. In fact, it happens often. Many times, trees are able to fight a sickness by themselves. Occasionally though, a tree’s sickness is a potentially-fatal disease that, without human intervention, deteriorates gradually until the tree is dead. For tree owners, it can be difficult to tell the difference between a diseased tree… Continue Reading

08 / 25

3 Beautiful Arboretums to Explore Near Atlanta This Fall

Everyone loves fall because the leaves are changing and the temperature is getting cooler. Before you start planning all of your autumn activities, though, you should make some time to visit these three arboretums near Atlanta. They are all beautiful and have something different to offer, and fall is the best time to visit.

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Does Ivy Kill Trees?

If you’re living in Atlanta, chances are you’ve encountered the ivy that is all over the trees here. This ivy, called “kudzu” is a very aggressive invader and grows at a rapid rate. It’s common all over Georgia and takes over vegetation all around the city and the state. This ivy threatens all vegetation levels,… Continue Reading

08 / 04

Why do the Leaves on Trees Change Colors in the Fall?

Do you love the fall colors as much as we do at Yellow Ribbon? We never grow tired of the red, yellow, and orange colors that start appearing on the tree leaves each year. You might be interested in knowing why this color change in the leaves happen as the temperatures start shifting.

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Five Ways Atlanta is Tree-Friendly

A decade ago, the city of Atlanta was losing green space at a rate of about 500 acres a week due to its population growth and subsequent development needs. Since then the city has been focusing on ways to increase the green space. There are numerous places in Atlanta to enjoy the scenery, but here… Continue Reading