ANSWERS TO COMMON CONCERNS

Brazilian Pepper - Invasive Plants in Your Landscaping

BRAZILIAN PEPPER TREE

This sprawling, rapid growing shrub or small tree has a shallow, strong root system.  It’s highly invasive and needs to be removed from your landscaping as soon as possible by a professional, as it can come back.

MISTLETOE

This PARASITIC plant is spread mostly by birds.  It’s typically not harmful to your tree, but it is extremely detrimental to a declining tree or in the event your tree takes on other health problems after attachment.  (Keeping mistletoe in your trees should be carefully considered once you see it.)

SPANISH MOSS

Spanish moss doesn’t kill your trees; it only uses them for support.  If you believe your tree is dying and moss could be the culprit, start looking elsewhere in your landscaping, as moss is a parasitic plant.  It doesn’t have a root system.

BALL MOSS

Ball moss is a small green plant that prefers sunlight.  Because it lacks chlorophyll, it thrives on dead or declining trees, or other plants.  However, this does not implicate the cause of death to the plant or tree.

IT’S AS EASY AS FALLING OFF A LADDER?

FACT: 43% of fatal falls in the last decade have involved a ladder.  In addition, on average, 80% of annual hospital visits involve a ladder.  Please contact an ISA-Certified Arborist for all of your landscaping needs.

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ISA-Certified Arborists - Landscaping ProfessionalsHIRING A TREE OR LANDSCAPING COMPANY

We encourage you to take the time to find someone you like to work with, so you can build a relationship with a professional you trust to take care of your tree and landscaping needs.  Ask questions about the crew:  How long have they worked in the industry?  Do they perform well and on time in a sober manner?  Are they passionate about what they are doing?  Be sure to challenge their knowledge regarding the subjects at hand.  Find out their level of experience before you hire them.  Get a detailed estimate of work being performed.  Check to see if they are licensed and insured.

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