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Storm Damage in the Twin Cities

Posted on July 19, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

http://www.startribune.com/damaging-wind-rain-whip-through-twin-cities-area/316653851/

Despite the big storms up North last week, Summit Tree Experts is still in the area.  We are ready to help with any and all storm damage.  Please contact Josh at (612)581-1221. 

High Winds In The Twin Cities

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Most of us in the Twin Citties metro area are experiencing high winds today.  High winds will cause weak trees/limbs to break unnexpectedly.  They will also cause damage to buildings (siding and roofs) if portions of a tree are too close to the building. Please contact us if you have experienced any unexpected wind damage or would like us to do some preventative maintenance.  Remember to use caution if traveling in wooded areas during periods of aggressive weather conditions.  

Photo Contest

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Summit Tree Experts is offering 3 hours of free labor to the winner of this very informal photo contest.  I am not concerned with the subject matter but remember that my life revolves aroung tree work and the outdoors.  This is important because I am the only official judge. :)  I will require the winner to sport some free Summit Tree Experts apparel and some other promotional ideas.  

Snow Damage

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some Minnesotans are  experiencing ample amounts of snow right now.  If you live in the Twin Cities Metro Area and you have sustained damage to the trees on your property Summit Tree Experts is here to help.  Also, if you are noticing branches under abnormal stress due to heavy snow please take note and think about taking action to eliminate these issues. 

Storm Damage

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Most people really enjoy having trees on their property.  They provide privacy, shade, wildlife, and in most cases mature, healthy trees will increase a properties value.  Unfortunely, having trees on your property adds another maintenance responsibility to the list.  Hiring a professional to assess your trees and administer the proper maintenance will not only decrease the possibility of an unexpected problem due to a storm, but it will also increase your property value and eliminate any present risks.  Please continue to the link below for more information. 

http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/treecare/maintenance/stormdamage.html

Emeral Ash Borer Found In Dakota County

Posted on February 28, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Emerald Ash Borer is still spreading throughout the metro area here in Minnesota and its up to us to stop it.  We will never completely erradicate this pest but we can do our part by following some simple guidelines to avoid relocating them.  Please follow the link below to learn more. 

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/efans/ygnews/2014/12/eab-is-confirmed-in-dakota-cou.html

Favorite Trees

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM Comments comments (2)

What is your favorite species of tree and why?

Root Girdling

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Trees and other plants can potentially harm themselves with irregular root growth.  This usually happens when specimens are planted to close to an obstruction (concrete foundation) or had been initially grown in a container.   When roots are forced to grow in a contained space they will grow in a circlular pattern.  To help avoid these problems people must first put a lot of thought into plant location.  Also, if the plant was started in a container the roots must be pruned to stop the circular growth pattern.  

Tree Fact Of The Day

Posted on February 20, 2015 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

One 30ft tall tree can produce nearly 6000lbs of Oxygen every year.  That is enough to supply 2 people for a year.  

Are your trees healthy?

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Winter is the best time of year to consider any tree care on your property.  The lack of foliage allows a person to see further into a tree's canopy and identify any risks.  Risks could include the possibibility of physical harm to you and others on your property and the overall health of your trees.

Another consideration during this season is the many species of trees (ex. Oaks and Elms) that should only be trimmed during the winter months. This reduces the possibility of contracting diseases.  We enjoy working in the winter months because the ground is frozen which allows us to have further access with our heavy equipment while maintaining minimal property damage.  

See link below for further information:

http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/resources/TreeRisk.pdf


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