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Tag Archives: Trees

Arborist Equipment

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Arborist Equipment While many of us are aware of the task we hire a professional tree companiy to complete, few know exactly what is going on in the process of completing these tasks. Ever wonder what tools an arborist is using on your property? Read on for a better understanding of arborist equipment and why […]


Summer Considerations for Spongy Moth

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This has been another year of significantly high Lymantria dispar, or spongy moth (formerly “gypsy moth”) populations across much of Pennsylvania. What should you be doing this time of year? The spongy moth life cycle is about complete, we are past the point of peak defoliation and trees are trying to push out new leaves. […]


What Research Says About the Shyness Crown

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You’ve probably seen photos or aerial footage in movies of crown shyness, but may have never really known what it is or why it is. Maybe you’ve even walked through a forest where light hits the ground between each tree easily where crown shyness has taken over the trees above you, and still maybe never […]


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 […]