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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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March 6, 2015

Why Hire an Arborist? Arborists specialize in the care of individual trees. They are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Well cared-for…

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August 12, 2014

By Jim Skiera, Executive Director, International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)   There are no guarantees that a tree will survive severe storm damage; however, there are steps you can take to keep property damage and repair costs to a minimum. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) suggests some practical tips to reduce the likelihood of…

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Brianna Jett, bjett@postbulletin.com CALEDONIA— At least 20 trees have been decimated by the latest infestation of the emerald ash borer beetle near Caledonia in Houston County. The infestation is within an area already quarantined by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. “I wouldn’t say it was a big surprise,” said Mark Abrahamson, a state entomologist who…

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