Category: Tree Care

December 15, 2017

Structural pruning of young trees is the most proactive maintenance practice to successfully guide trees to maturity. This pruning is a 5-10 year process requiring evaluation and corrective pruning on an annual basis to determine the structural integrity of young trees for the the rest of their life. Structural pruning is more involved than most…

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February 22, 2016

A fairly new, but common disease, called bur oak blight has been spreading to many bur oaks in the Brainerd Lakes area over the past few years. This disease causes brown lesions on the leaves and early leaf loss in late July, August, and September. This disease gets worse each year, generally starting in the…

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February 15, 2016

Now that the leaves are off the trees, it is a great time to have Mike’s Tree Company out to inspect for damage that may have occurred during the summer storms. Many structural hazards can go unnoticed resulting in tree failure months, if not years down the road. Our Certified Arborists are trained to inspect all…

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April 27, 2015

What are the advantages of fertilizing trees? Fertilizing trees with low nutrition can increase their resistance from damaging insects, diseases, and other environmental stresses. In most landscapes, leaves are raked from below trees to encourage growing grass. Removing leaves eliminates the nutrient cycle that happens in natural habitats. Fertilizing trees may be necessary to replace…

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