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Frequently Asked Questions about Trees in Charlotte North Carolina

Springtime Tree FAQ’s in the Charlotte Area

At Arborscapes, we want to see the entire Charlotte area have the healthiest trees possible. While we offer an entire suite of tree services and plant health care, we also realize that plenty of homeowners enjoy some (safe) DIY yardwork. We get lots of questions about taking care of trees, and we wanted to share some of the most common …

Black Knot

Black Knot

As arborists, we have seen many tree diseases and pests, but one of the most persistent and destructive is the black knot fungus. This fungus attacks a wide range of tree species, but is particularly harmful to wild and cultivated cherries, plums, and apricots. The black knot fungus infects the branches, twigs and sometimes the trunk of trees, and can …

Pruning Young Trees in Charlotte

Pruning Young Trees Makes Them Healthier

John Maurice, our Tree Care Operations Manager and a self-confessed tree hugger, shares an awesome analogy when talking about the importance of pruning trees when they are young. Trees, he says, are like children. Provide them with good shape and structure early and they’ll grow up sturdy and strong. We’re talking hardwood trees – maples, oaks and the like. Whether …

Hollow Tree

When is a healthy tree a dangerous tree?

We want to tell you about a project we tackled just before Christmas 2022. We share this story because it could be relevant to you. A tree can appear healthy on the outside and yet be structurally unstable. For safety’s sake, it’s critical that you determine if a tree is in trouble no matter how robust it looks. For 15 …

Charlotte Winter Lawn Maintenanc

Winter Landscape Maintenance

Winter is when Arborscapes crews are finishing picking up leaves, putting down mulch (or free wood chips) and helping you get ready for your plants to bloom beautifully in the Spring. Landscape Maintenance Manager Daryck Beetham, who has been working in the green industry since he was 15, walks us through the winter routine to maintain and ultimately enhance our …

Got Mulch?

Free Wood Chips!

Here’s an offer too good to refuse: Arborscapes offers free wood chips all year long. Tree Care Operations Manager John Maurice explains: Wood chips work great as a mulch in gardens and natural areas. It improves soil conditions by adding organic nutrients, maintains soil moisture and also temperature, namely warm in winter. Developers and contractors can use it to minimize …

Charlotte Tree Ordinance UDO

New Tree Ordinance In The Works For Charlotte

Here’s an important FYI for everyone who cares about preserving our community’s tree canopy. As Arborscapes Co-Founder Nathan Morrison says, “Our tree canopy defines Charlotte.” Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which takes effect June 1, 2023, intends to monitor and control our city’s rapid growth in a way that preserves the city’s beauty. That includes maintaining our trees. Charlotte is …

Charlotte Winter Tree Fertilization

Winter Fertilization for Trees

Plant Health Care Manager Paul Crenshaw offers a comforting truism when it comes to fertilizing: There’s never a bad time to feed your trees and shrubs. Just because autumn has passed doesn’t mean you missed your window of opportunity. “If a plant is hungry or stressed,” Paul says, “you want to feed it immediately.” Fertilizing the right way with the …

Tree Banding

The Latest on Tree Banding

We don’t want to let our guard down, but there is good news regarding female cankerworms: Thanks to Mother Nature and the diligence of homeowners, the population has been greatly reduced. That means we can hold off on tree banding, at least for now. You know what we’re referring to, those sticky, dark bands you see wrapped around willow oaks …

Charlotte Japanese Maple Pruning

Japanese Maple Pruning

If we’re considering the importance of properly pruning your Japanese Maple, think of it in these terms: These beautiful trees require a slight and carefully executed trim, NOT A BUZZCUT! And winter is a great time to do it. Plant Health Care Manager Paul Crenshaw says pruning a Japanese Maple is no different than pruning a shade tree. It’s just …