Cherokee Tree Care News/Blog Archive


Tree of the Month: Green Giant Arborvitae

The Green Giant Arborvitae is a large fast growing evergreen tree with dense dark green foliage that darkens or bronzes in the winter. They can withstand heavy ice and snow, making them a wonderful windbreak.

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Tree Care Industry Association TCIA Expo 2018

At Cherokee Tree Care, we strongly believe in continuing education in arboriculture, which is the management and study of trees. There is always something new to learn, better safety standards to apply, and more efficient ways to do business. We believe learning more about these will help us serve our community and its trees better.

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The Problems Facing Red Maples

Red Maples are common in the American Midwest, especially in the Ozarks region of Missouri. Understand the problems facing Red Maples and learn how to help yours.

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Tree of the Month: Dawn Redwood

The Dawn Redwoodis a beautiful tree that grows in a cone shape to 100 ft. tall. It is related to and closely resembles the bald cypress and redwood trees. From fossil records, the Dawn Redwood tree is known to have existed as many as 50,000,000 years ago. This tree originates in Central and Southern China.

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Preparing Trees for the Winter Season

As the seasons shift and temperatures begin to drop, the leaves change color, eventually fall off, and our trees go through a “dormant” season. During the dormant season, trees are not actively growing. They are using stored resources to stay alive until the following growing season. There are a few things we can do for our trees during the winter season to keep them healthy, thriving, and ready for the following growing season.

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2018 Plant Health Care Season Overview

No matter what the season brings, there are ways to plan for and protect your trees. Here is an overview of what this season has brought and issues to lookout for in your own landscape.

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A Myth About Tree Pruning

Many people believe that pruning should be only done when the tree sap is up or down and that the best time to do tree pruning is in the fall. In reality, it is more important how you prune your tree than when. Here's what you need to know...

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Tree of the Month: The John Pair Caddo Sugar Maple Tree

This is a beautiful, medium-sized tree, great for street sides and front yards. Discovered by John Pair in the valleys of Oklahoma, this particular sugar maple tree is renowned for its early fall color, brilliant red-orange leaves, and drought tolerance.

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

In this quarter’s newsletter, we discuss how to water your trees throughout the year, a recent project we had the opportunity to work on, and how you can help your trees in the next season.

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How Much Will It Cost?

There is a reoccurring question we get as a tree service company, and that is “How much will it cost?” This is an important question and one that often determines your decision in choosing a company. In this blog, we will discuss the factors that go into pricing your tree service and what you can expect.

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Protect your Ash Trees

The Emerald Ash Borer is a boring insect that has been on our radar for a while. It is killing Ash trees wherever it is found, and we have been on the lookout for this insect as it spreads and comes closer to our area. We have had a recent report that the Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Springfield, MO, and now is the time to protect your Ash trees.

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The Problem with Blue Spruces

The Colorado Blue Spruce tree is a beloved by many people. Their silvery-blue needles and perfect Christmas tree shape offer a pleasing addition to any landscape.The Blue Spruce is often used for privacy, windbreak, or as an ornamental tree. However...

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Subordinate Tree Pruning

There are many factors that go into deciding the type of pruning we do on the trees in your landscape. In this blog, we will discuss a specific type of tree pruning called subordinate pruning.

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Tree Anatomy

It’s no question that the trees in your landscape are fascinating and complex. We know the basic components of a tree, but do we understand the purpose of those parts? In this month’s blog, we will discuss the basic anatomy of a tree.

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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Our spring newsletter includes an overview of our services, insect spotlight, and a note about our community giveback.

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