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Trees are the framework of your home’s first impression. In good times, a well placed tree can showcase the beauty of your home. Unfortunately when damaged or sick, a tree can be a liability and a danger to your home. Regardless, a good arborist is vital to the health of your trees.

Proudly serving Fayette County, 770-Tree-Guy is the best and only choice for a licensed arborist. 770-Tree-Guy is a tree service and tree removal company, equipped to handle any tree related need with the height of professionalism and service. Whether your trees are in need of routine pruning or overall health assessment, 770-Tree-Guy always utilizes the proper arboricultural practices.

With offices conveniently located in Fayetteville and Newnan, our team will attend to your needs efficiently and effectively.

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  • How Soil Compaction Affects Your Trees

    Your trees are dependent on nutrients, water, sunlight, and air to live. Their food and water are absorbed through their roots. If your soil is not supplying the roots properly, your trees will be struggling. The primary hindrance to your roots getting what they need is soil compaction. Operated by a certified arborist, 770-Tree-Guy wants to help your trees stay healthy and beautiful. We offer plant health care services to ensure your trees can thrive in the soil they are in.

    Why Soil Compaction Matters

    When your soil is compacted, it is hard and difficult for water, air, and nutrients to penetrate. Also, the roots of your tree will struggle to get to their needed resources. Essentially, soil compaction eliminates the air pockets which usually allow proper absorption and movement in your soil. Your soil will not be able to absorb water properly and could cause water run-off, which could require irrigation solutions. Nutrients in your soil will be stuck and unable to reach the tree’s roots easily. Not only will your roots be starving, but they also need to have some breathing room to grow and prosper beneath ground. Your tree will eventually show the impact from what is happening in the soil, but it might be much harder to remedy the soil problem by then. The most common tree issue from soil compaction is poor plant growth. As with most tree issues, being proactive with your tree maintenance is well worth your efforts. Fixing problems is much more challenging than just nourishing your tree properly from the start.

    Common Signs and Causes of Soil Compaction

    •   Soil is Too Hard—If you have previously cultivated the soil too much, you could have caused the first 10-12 inches of your soil to become hard. Your soil is probably compacted if you have a hard time penetrating it with a shovel.
    •   Standing Water on Top—If water has pooled on top of your soil, your soil could be compacted, which is keeping it from absorbing properly into the soil.
    •   Water Running Off Excessively—If there is poor movement in your soil or low permeability, your soil may be too saturated as well as compacted.
    •   Growing Problems in Your Plants and Trees—Compacted soil cannot properly supply plants and trees, so if nothing grows or grows well at least, you likely have a soil compaction problem.
    •   Density Problems—When the bulk density is high, the reduced pore space will limit the water and air which circulates in your soil.
    •   Crust on Top—If the top of your soil has a hard crust, your soil has likely become compacted due to foot traffic. This issue is common on walking paths and playgrounds.

    Solutions for Soil Compaction

    •   Add Air—The aeration process makes small holes in your soil to allow water and air to enter your soil properly. Your whole yard may need aeration, or you could just take a small hand tool to aerate around your plants. You should be careful to avoid damaging your roots and plants.
    •   Feed Your Soil—Mulch delivers a surge of nutrients right where your trees need it. You can even mix 8-10 inches of compost into your compacted soil and add the mulch on top for an extra boost. A little goes a long way with mulch so only add about a 3 inch layer in a 3-6 foot diameter around the tree. Leave a donut shaped hole around the trunk of the tree. Mulch around the trunk can encourage pests, mold, and diseases. If you need some quality mulch, we make our own organic mulch in multiple colors to suit your landscaping.
    •   Welcome Worms—Placing mulch alone can encourage worms to move into your soil, but you can add some earthworms of your own. Worms can do wonders for your soil and break up the compaction issues.

    If you need help with your soil compaction issues, inquire about Plant Health Care Services at 770-Tree-Guy! We can help restore the health of your trees.

  • Questions to Ask When Hiring a Tree Service for Tree Removal

    Whether you currently have a tree down or just have a concerning tree right next to your home, you need a professional tree company you can trust. Trees can be incredibly dangerous if they fall onto your home or property. You should always leave tree removal to a professional. A professional service will have the equipment and experience to handle the job without endangering your home or family. Our tree professionals at 770-Tree-Guy prepared a list of questions you should ask your chosen tree company. You need to protect yourself by hiring a professional service and these questions will help you ensure that you do.

    •   What Certifications Do You Have?—A properly credentialed tree service should have an ISA (International Society of Arboriculture) certified arborist or a Certified Tree Care Safety Professional (CTSP) on staff. Otherwise, they should be a Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) Accredited Business. Having these certifications means that the tree service is continually learning the best arboricultural practices and being held to higher standards of knowledge, professionalism, and performance.
    •   What Kind of Insurance Coverage Do You Have?—Ideally, there will be no accidents while handling your tree removal. For the sake of your peace of mind, you need to hire a tree service with complete insurance coverage. If one of the tree workers gets injured or damage occurs on your property during the removal, you do not want to be liable. A professional company will be happy to provide you with their proof of insurance along with a work contract before starting the job. As with all types of insurance, you hope to never need it, but you should not be without it.
    •   Are You Knowledgeable about Local Permits and Regulations?—Depending on your city and neighborhood, you may need a permit or approval from your homeowner’s association to have a tree removed. Your tree service should be aware of the local rules and have experience filing for permits on behalf of customers. You could be fined for not having a permit for your tree removal. At the very least, you could cause disharmony in your neighborhood by not seeking approval from your homeowner’s association.
    •   What Kind of Equipment and Experience Do You Have?—A properly prepared tree service will have a wide variety of tools at their personal disposal. The company should not be depending on contracted out equipment because they will not be certain of its availability and condition. In addition to the equipment, they should also have proper safety gear such as helmets, eye protection, earplugs, etc. When a company is prioritizing employee safety, then you can expect the same level of dedication to your safety. The company should have a wealth of experience with tree removals in all sorts of situations. Depending on the position of the tree and the space on your lawn, there may not be space for heavy machinery. A quality company will assess the situation to make sure that they use the correct equipment for your yard to ensure nothing is damaged in the tree removal process. If you have sprinkler heads, letting the tree service know is a wise plan.
    •   Do You Have Customer Testimonials or Reviews Available?—Previous customers will give you the best idea of what to expect. You should not have to hunt for testimonials and reviews. A professional service will likely have testimonials and reviews on their website as well as many positive reviews through Google or a third party review platform. If you are unsure about their reputation, ask the company to provide you with references. A company doing the job right will be more than happy to oblige.

     770-Tree-Guy has been selected as the “Best Pick” for four years running by bestpickreports.com because we are the full package in a tree service. We are certified through the ISA and Georgia Arborist Association (GAA). We have the proper insurance coverage to protect you from liability. Our team is outfitted with extensive state of the art equipment. If you look at our reputation through testimonials and reviews, you will have no question of our experience and fervor for trees. Experience the 770-TREE-GUY difference. Call to schedule your service today!



  • Why Mulching in March is Magnificent!

    Spring is an ideal time to start mulching your yard. Mulch is the best protection you can give your trees and shrubs before they face the summer heat. At 770-Tree-Guy, we are so passionate about mulching that we have a mulch madness promotion in March and make our own organic mulch year-round. You will be amazed at the difference simply adding mulch really makes in your yard.


    The Benefits of Mulch:

    •   Protecting Your Soil—Mulch provides a layer of insulation to prevent your soil from being scorched by the blazing heat and becoming depleted of nutrients. During the cold season, mulch could help lock in warmth. Mulch minimizes the impact of temperature swings on your soil. Protected soil will better support the health of your trees and plants.
    •   Retaining Moisture—Mulch can slow down the evaporation process that causes your soil to become dry. Water can penetrate your soil and replenish your tree roots as it needs to. Watering your yard is best in the morning considering evaporation, but the mulch will help your soil hold on to its moisture.
    •   Nourishing Your Yard—Mulch breaks down gradually, infusing your soil with helpful nutrients. Those nutrients will be soaked up through your trees’ roots and lead to healthier trees. Your trees and shrubs will be healthy and look their best when they are being properly fed.
    •   Minimizing Soil Compaction—Mulch can help reduce soil compaction which naturally occurs during hard rains. When your soil becomes compacted, the needed air and moisture cannot be delivered properly to your trees’ root systems. Mulch makes a great umbrella for your soil.
    •   Controlling Weeds—Mulch interferes with weeds’ germination cycle and minimizes the population of weeds able to grow beneath your trees. Weeds look unsightly beneath your trees and they can compete for resources within your soil. If a weed does manage to grow through your mulch, they are easy to spot and pull.
    •   Improving Your Yard’s Aesthetics—Mulch looks clean and well-kept in your planting beds. Your yard will instantly look more manicured with the addition of mulch. There are a couple colors of mulch available so you can even choose one to compliment your house and yard specifically.


    The Basics of Mulching:

    With mulch, a little can go a long way. Your mulch only needs to be about 3 inches deep. Deeper mulch could welcome rot, disease, or pest problems. Create your planting bed extending in a 3-6 foot diameter around the tree to protect the roots. Create a donut shaped gap around the base of the tree to avoid piling mulch around the tree trunk. Piling up mulch around your tree trunk can encourage moisture and pests on your tree trunk, which negates the benefits of using the mulch. Use a good quality organic mulch to ensure that your tree gets the ideal nutrients. We stand behind the quality of our fully recycled organic mulch. We have black, brown, red, and natural color varieties available to suit your yard’s color scheme.

    If you are interested in mulching this March, reach out to 770-Tree-Guy. We offer mulch services by our team or you can purchase our quality mulch and do it yourself. Your plants will thank you, especially when the summer heat comes!