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Seasonal News & Tips

Check back often for seasonal tips about what's going on in our area, updates on local pest and disease outbreaks, weather impacts, and more.

The Cherry Tree, An American Treasure

Prunus, from the Avium cultivar to the Sargentii we look to the flowering Cherry tree as a sure sign that spring is here.  With delicate white and pink flowers popping out at us, it is sure to bring the feeling of life and fertility.  Few trees carry as much American tradition as the flowering Cherry…

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The birds are singing and the days are getting longer. The cold winds of winter are fading & wild flowers are starting to emerge and bloom; before we know it spring will be in full bloom. As this long, cold and snowy winter comes to a close, Independent Tree is ramping up to begin our…

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The Purpose of Professional Tree Trimming

Properly trimming trees is much more than randomly cutting away branches that may or may not need to be removed. While many homeowners attempt tree trimming, certified arborists believe that this service is best left to professionals who have the education and knowledge to trim a tree in a way that will keep it healthy.…

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Taking Care of Your Trees

Though taking care of trees located in a natural, undisturbed forest may not require any work, maintaining the trees in your Geauga County yard may require some effort to maintain their health. While trees in a virgin forest have the benefit of naturally decomposing materials, adequate groundcover, and nutrients delivered deep into the soil, the…

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Independent Tree’s Wide Range of Services

At Independent Tree, we do far more than simply trim trees for our Geauga County clients. In fact, our company offers a wide variety of tree services that can help you to maintain your yard, prevent damage to your home and keep your stand of trees healthy for as long as you live there. What…

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The Steps to Successful Tree Planting

Adding new trees to your yard can be an excellent idea. Providing more shade and adding dimension to your landscaping, new trees can be an asset to your home’s curb appeal. Though it may seem like an easy process, planting a balled and burlapped tree to give it a good start can require quite a…

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Emerald Ash Borer

  Originally from Asia, emerald ash borer (EAB for short) was said to have arrived in the United States on solid wood packing material carried in cargo ships or airplanes in 2002.   Since then this invasive little pest has destroyed tens of millions of ash trees in the north eastern U.S. and Canada.  Luckily this…

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Dormant trees are prime for pruning and planting… and that time is NOW – after leaf drop and before bud break.

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Urban forest ecosystems — including the trees and other natural resources within an urban area — provide key economic and ecologic benefits to their communities.

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What's Next?

Things are constantly changing in Northeast Ohio - weather, pests, and tree diseases all affect your landscape. Stay on top of what's going on so you can keep your trees and yard safe, healthy and beautiful.