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FAQs

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Is my tree healthy?

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An unhealthy or sick tree might exhibit several signs, including:

  • Patchy Leaves on Branch Extremities
  • Dead Branches Near Each Other
  • Liquid Oozing from the Bark
  • Leaf Discoloration

Root damage to a tree may take several years before it is visible. Be sure to consult one of our arborists to see how healthy your trees are.

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Should we remove knuckles/branch collars from our trees?

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Knuckles are more commonly known as branch collars and are the result of where branches have been removed and the tree has basically healed the wound by creating additional layers over this area. This phenomenon is called compartmentalization. Removing such tree tissue would actually open up the wounds and make the tree susceptible to diseases.

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How do I fix a tree that is growing crooked in my front yard?

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Depending on how small the tree is and whether or not the tree has produced new growth in the spring, you can try to replant and reposition the tree in an upright position. Be sure to stake the tree after replanting—at least for the first year—and water regularly, as this is essential for surviving the replanting period. We also suggest replanting the tree during its dormant period, as this is the safest time.