Cherokee Tree Care News/Blog Archive


Abiotic and Biotic Disorders in Trees

There are many factors that can cause issues with trees, and as an arborist it is our job to know what is causing the problems in your trees. Every problem can be separated into one of two categories: biotic or abiotic.

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Codominant Leaders in Trees

A codominant leader is when a tree has more than one main trunk that is similar in diameter. Learn the issues this causes and how an arborist can help.

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Tree of the Month - Bald Cypress

The Bald Cypress is one of the most interesting trees that we will be highlighting. Not only is this tree a deciduous conifer, but it has many unique characteristics only known to this species.

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Tree of the Month - Sugar Maple

A Sugar Maple tree is considered both a shade tree and an ornamental tree for its vibrant fall foliage in bright yellows, oranges, and reds. Learn more about the Sugar Maple from a certified arborist.

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The Importance of Hiring a Tree Climber

At Cherokee Tree Care, we know the importance of learning proper and safe climbing techniques to care for your trees. We believe there are many benefits to hiring a company with climbers.

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Sweetgum Gumballs

Spring arrived a little early across the Ozarks, and as we can see, trees are flowering ahead of their normal schedule. Magnolia, pear, cherry, and forsythia trees are in full bloom! Granted, there is one tree among those that are flowering that many of our customers wouldn’t mourn in the event of a good freeze, particularly it knocked off the fruit. Which tree, you ask? Sweetgum.

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Trees Seal, They Don’t Heal

Driving to my shop the other day, I noticed a local school had hired someone to remove some low limbs from the trees on the school grounds. The problem that I noticed right away with the Red Oaks on the school grounds is that the cuts were not made correctly which will cause the trees to prolong the wound closure process by several years.

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Trees and Ice

Let’s face it—trees and ice are not a good combo. A proactive approach is really the only approach. When the ice starts to collect on trees, all you can do is stay clear and hope for the best. Trying to manually shake the ice off small trees may do more harm to the tree and can be dangerous. The million dollar question is, what can we do to protect our trees from ice damage?

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