NEWS

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

What are those holes? Sapsuckers

Clients often ask us about small holes in the trunks of their trees and shrubs. Most often these are from a small bird called a sapsucker. These birds like to visit a wide variety of trees and shrubs during the winter months and create a series of small holes that are generally arranged in a horizontal line. Often times there …

Spring Watering Tips

Watering Tips for Spring 2021

We’ve had a pretty decent amount of rain so far this spring in the Charlotte area. Most mature/established landscape plants don’t require much if any additional watering unless there are drought conditions. If you have a newly planted tree or shrub, watering on a more consistent basis is important during the first few years. A refillable bag placed around the …

Black Knot

Black Knot

Black knot is fungus that affects members of the cherry family (Prunus) and creates strange looking distortions in the branches, pictured here. Management of black knot is possible in trees that are not heavily infested. Trees showing symptoms throughout large parts of the canopy however, are best removed. If you’d like to learn more about our plant healthcare services, or …

Charlotte Magazine BOB Awards

What an Honor!

BEST OF THE BEST HONORS ARBORSCAPES (AGAIN) PINEVILE, N.C. – Arborscapes Tree & Landscape Specialists has been named Best in Landscaping in the annual BEST OF THE BEST awards. The annual awards are featured in the May issue of Charlotte magazine, both in print and online. It’s not the first time Arborscapes has been honored in the competition. Co-owners Nathan …

PlantHouse In Charlotte

If you need indoor plants…

PlantHouse is an amazing new store in Charlotte (Dilworth) that I highly recommend for Indoor plants. As a Certified Arborist I’m very knowledgeable about OUTDOOR trees and plants. Indoor plants and their care are very different than outdoor plants. The staff is incredible about answering questions about plant varieties and their water and light needs. Their free repotting service is …

Time to Protect your Cape Myrtles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOW’S THE TIME TO PROTECT YOUR CRAPE MYRTLES PINEVILLE, N.C. – In the midst of winter, a leading tree care company is encouraging residents to protect their crape myrtles before an annoying insect can do its damage. Nathan Morrison, a certified arborist and co-owner of Arborscapes in Pineville, pulls no punches when it comes to the crapemyrtle …

Cankerworm

Watch out for Dreaded Cankerworms

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL ARBORIST: WATCH OUT FOR DREADED CANKERWORMS PINEVILLE, N.C. – Cankerworms, that old enemy of our City of Trees, aren’t wreaking havoc like they used to, thanks to spring frosts and those now-familiar tree bands. Still, leading tree arborist Nathan Morrison is encouraging people to remain vigilant. Morrison, co-founder of Arborscapes, says March is when we typically …

Emerald Ash Borer – Deadly Charlotte Pest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL ARBORIST WARNS OF POTENTIALLY DEADLY BEETLE PINEVILLE, N.C. – A leading tree care company is warning residents in our City of Trees: Watch out for emerald ash borer. “It’s a bad insect that we don’t want in the Charlotte area but it’s here,” says Nathan Morrison, a certified arborist and co-owner of Arborscapes in Pineville. The …