There’s a Mushroom Growing on My Oak…Now What?

01/02/2019

There’s a Mushroom Growing on My Oak…Now What?   Noticing a mushroom on a cherished oak, or any large tree, can be a disconcerting event.  Often a mushroom or mushroom-like growth appears suddenly, and takes you by surprise.  While many mushrooms can indicate a problem, others may not be associated with the tree at all. 

Types of Tree Pruning, and Why You Should Care

12/30/2017

The goals of tree pruning are as diverse as there are types of trees.  Pruning can be a highly subjective activity, because most people already have a preconception as to how their tree should look.  There is nothing wrong with that!  Ultimately a tree owner’s taste in the tree’s aesthetics is what is most important.

Trees as Fences

12/30/2017

From the hedgerows of Normandy France, to the Bamboo thickets of Southeast Asia, humans have used trees as fences ever since we learned to cultivate the land.  Nowhere have tree-lined boundaries been so important as in Atlanta, where the dense, but private, residential neighborhoods meet a desire for lush green landscapes. Here are some of

Fruit Trees in Atlanta

12/25/2017

Growing and caring for fruit trees does not have to be complicated. Homeowners in Atlanta are often timid to plant them, because either the homeowner had bad luck in the past or they believe fruit trees require some secret knowledge to be successful. Both reasons are far from the truth. But it it’s necessary to