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Tag Archives: Trees

Topping is for Ice Cream Not Trees

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Tree topping is not considered a viable practice for tree care according to current industry standards. This controversial topic in past years sparked debate, but now quality arborists know there are many alternatives to tree topping. At Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, we inform property owners on all things related to proper tree care and maintenance, […]


4 Creative Ideas to Have Fun with Trees

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One of the best things about trees is that we get to have fun with them! This short article gives you four creative ideas for things that you can do with tees in your backyard. Use these as ways to surprise your kids, or to get your grand-kids outside helping you to make a fun […]


What is a “Feature Tree” and why you might want one for your yard!

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Trees are functional by nature. Trees provide fruits and food, homes for critters and birds, and they recycle the air that we breathe. But trees are more than functional, they are also naturally beautiful. Planting a Feature Tree in your yard is one way to scale the natural beauty of trees, while adding value to […]


Tree Rings: What do they really tell us?

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Maybe you’ve heard that the number of rings a tree has is how old the tree is, but what else can tree rings tell us about trees? This short post gives a breakdown of tree bark and tree rings. Besides age of trees, we can also learn about climate, weather, diseases or invasive species and […]


Your Simple Fall Tree Checklist

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We’ve pulled together a simple list to make sure that your trees are taken care of this fall into winter. It’s important to take steps to make sure that your trees, shrubs, and property are fully winterized. Following this simple list will save you problems through the winter and allow your tree to thrive more […]


Seasonal Flagging To Watch For

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Late summer and early fall is the time of the year to be aware of trees holding up “flags” that indicate disease and decay. You’ll know there is an issue with your trees when you know what the signs are to look for. Are your trees dropping leaves earlier than others? Is the foliage of […]


Common Apple Tree Diseases

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We do a lot of apple tree pruning at Cutting Edge Tree Professionals. Apple trees make up a huge percentage of trees in Pennsylvania. Apple trees are common in personal gardens and homes and full apple orchards. According to an article by Penn State Extension, “Pennsylvania produces 400 to 500 million pounds of apples per […]


Winter Planting – When It Works

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One job we’ve enjoyed this past week in December was a tree and shrub planting project. Though many people wouldn’t consider wintertime feasible for yard planting, we’ve come up with tips for how it can work!


Help! Tree Roots Are Taking Over My Lawn

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If you look out into your lawn, do you see beautiful fields of green – or do you see tree roots interruption every so often? It is a battle that many homeowners have fought over the years, and sadly, very few people have emerged the winner. Sometimes, they will eliminate the roots but the tree […]


Best Time to Prune 5 Common Trees in Pennsylvania

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When you plant trees in your Pennsylvania yard, there are quite a few things you need to take into consideration. You are putting your trees directly into the line of fire for everything that living in PA means: all four seasons with some extreme weather, tons of wildlife, and pruning. With our sometimes wacky weather, […]