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  • Types of Pine Trees in Georgia & How to Care for Them

    Pine trees are some of the most common trees found in Georgia. There are many different varieties in Georgia, including the White, Loblolly, Longleaf, Spruce, and Virginia. These evergreen trees grow quickly throughout the forests of Georgia. Because of how common they are, most homeowners will have at least one pine tree in their yard. Our tree experts at 770-Tree-Guy want to help you identify your pine trees and how to handle them. They can be a beautiful part of your yard assuming they are not too close to your home.  

    Know your Georgia Pines

    •   White—These beautiful giants can exceed over 100 feet in height. They are generally hardy, straight in composition, and have blue-green soft needles. White pine trees grow approximately 2-3 feet per year. The pine needles on the White pine are 3-6 inches long and come in bundles of 5.
    •   Loblolly—The Loblolly has a medium to large trunk and can stretch over 100 feet high. The name “Loblolly” means mud puddle or low wet place, which speaks to the conditions for where they grow. They are very comfortable growing in good old Georgia clay. Their blue-green needles are in bunches of 3 and they are 4-9 inches long. They are somewhat twisted and stiff. They grow quickly, generally at least 2 feet per year.
    •   Longleaf—With distinct tufted needles, the Longleaf is a unique looking pine tree. They generally grow straight and can exceed 100 feet tall. The branches are coarse in texture. The Longleaf is still considered a fast growing variety as it typically grows 1-2 feet per year.
    •   Spruce—Growing to a height just below 100 feet, the Spruce is considered to be one of the most beautiful pine trees in North America. The more delicate branches and drooping presence of the Spruce pine mimic a spruce hence its name. The needles are a deep green and short for a pine tree at 1.5-4 inches long. A Spruce usually grows between 1 to 2 feet annually.
    •   Virginia—With a small to medium trunk, the Virginia is typically 40-70 feet tall when mature. The pine needles are stiff, twisted, and green-grey in hue. On the shorter side, the needles only reach 1 to 3 inches long and they come in groups of 2. The Virginia pine has a scrubby shape and is often utilized as a privacy barrier. The growth rate is 1 to 2 feet per year.

    Caring for your Pine Trees:

    •   Soil—Pine trees prefer moist soil—not dry or wet. Utilizing mulch is the best way to ensure your pine trees have the moisture they need. Layer 3 inches of mulch around your tree, staying six inches away from the tree trunk. Mulch up around the trunk of a tree can encourage disease, fungi, and pests. Also, when the pine needles fall in autumn, just leave them. They will return nutrients to the pine tree as they decompose.
    •   Pruning—Unless your pine tree has damage or the branches are a hazard to your safety, leave them be. Pruning is not a recommended practice for pine trees in most cases because it can cause long-term damage and welcome pests and diseases.
    •   Watering—When there is normal rainfall and your pine tree has mulch to seal in moisture, extra watering will probably be unnecessary. If you are in the middle of a drought, you may need to provide water twice per week.
    •   Landscaping—Pine trees are a natural and aromatic addition to improve your yard. Make sure to plant them at least 20 feet away from structures, sidewalks, and driveways. Pine trees will have a positive impact on your yard’s ecosystem and attract helpful wildlife. They are an ideal low maintenance tree. If you are just starting out with your landscaping, pine trees can be a solid choice because of their fast growth rate. In a few years, your trees will already be pretty substantial. If you are unsure where to plant your pines, reach out to 770-Tree-Guy for support!
    •   Removal—As tree enthusiasts, tree removal is always our last resort. If your pine tree becomes severely damaged or at risk for falling on your home, you need to call in the professionals for a risk assessment. We are TRAQ (Tree Risk Assessment Qualified) certified, and we can determine if the pine tree poses a serious threat to your safety.

    Pining for more information? Give us a call today! You can schedule an informative visit with one of our certified arborists.

  • Why Fall is the Best Time to Plant Trees

    Why Fall is the Best Time to Plant Trees

    Autumn is the best time to plant many types of trees. Our arborists at 770-Tree-Guy wanted to share the many reasons you should consider getting out in your yard this weekend to start planting.

    •       Embrace the Perfect Weather for Man and Trees—The temperature is not too hot and not too cold. You will be comfortable while you do the planting, and the trees will be happy for the mild weather too. Trees will be more successful establishing their roots if they can get started when there are not as many temperature extremes.
    •       Allow the Tree to Maximize the Dormant Season—When trees are planted in the fall, they can focus their energy on establishing their roots during the dormant winter season. A well-established and rooted tree will be healthier for the growing season come spring. Plant now, so you can enjoy your tree’s growth and beauty during the spring.
    •       Enjoy Easier Maintenance—Essentially, you are tucking your trees in for winter when you plant in the fall. Give them a proper blanket of mulch and let them grow with little upkeep during the dormant season. Because of the cooler temperatures and frequent fall rain, your tree will have time to grow and become strong before it will face the extreme heat in a few seasons.
    •       Plant your Bulbs and Shrubs too—Because Georgia has mild winters, many varieties of flowers and shrubs should be planted in the fall to take root for the spring growing season.

    If you are unsure whether your desired tree or shrub can be transplanted in the fall, schedule a visit from one of our certified arborists. Arborists are essentially tree doctors with a deep understanding about how to help trees thrive. We can make suggestions for what to plant and the ideal place in your yard to ensure the proper sunlight for your chosen tree. Call 770-Tree-Guy to schedule your arborist consultation today!

  • Lawn, Landscape, and Tree Care in September

    Lawn, Landscape, and Tree Care in September

    As the leaves are starting to change, we finally begin to get some relief from the intense summer heat. The fall is an ideal time for yard maintenance. Not only will the weather be more bearable during the process, but you can also help prepare your trees to endure the winter cold ahead. Our team at 770-Tree-Guy has compiled a list of our favorite tips for keeping your trees healthy through the seasons ahead.

    •       Rake Fallen Leaves Often—This season is called fall for a reason. Leaves will be constantly falling all over your yard. Raking up leaves will make your yard look clean and well-kept. Also, your trees will be healthier. Fallen leaves can be an ideal place for pests and diseases to fester, putting your trees at risk. Keep your trees safe and make your yard pristine at the same time by raking regularly. Also, your kids will love jumping in the big pile you rake up. Raking is a win-win.
    •       Reapply Mulch—Mulch around your trees will function like a warm blanket during winter, locking in your soil’s warmth. Also, mulch will provide valuable nutrients to your soil and feed your tree over time. Make sure to apply your mulch carefully. There is such a thing as too much mulch. Never pile it up around the base of your tree as this could expose your tree to pests and diseases. Leave 6 inches of space around the circumference of your tree. Layer your mulch about 3 inches deep. If you need quality mulch, we make our own organic mulch in a variety of colors. You can schedule a mulch drop off with us!
    •       Monitor Water and Soil Moisture—Throughout the spring and summer, you have likely been watering your trees a lot to thrive and survive during the warmer months. During the fall, you can slow down on your watering schedule. You probably will only need to deeply water about 1-2 times a week. Deep watering is important because your tree will need the moisture at its roots.
    •       Consider Pest Treatments or Soil Amendments—The fall is a great time to make sure that your trees have the nutrients they need. If your soil is not providing what is needed, you may need to make soil amendments to ensure your trees are not depleted during the harsh cold season. Treatments may be necessary if your trees have been compromised by pests during the summer months or you are concerned about new ones moving in for the winter. Borers like to nestle into your trees and feed on them throughout the cold months. Be proactive and treat your trees in advance. Certain trees are more susceptible to pests than others, so we can help you discern which trees may be at risk.
    •       Call 770-Tree-Guy to Schedule Pruning—Pruning in the fall can be a tricky balance. On one hand, you want to remove any branches which will likely fall or snap during winter storms, but pruning can leave your tree exposed. Pruning is cutting away a part of a tree and leaving a wound. If your tree cannot heal in time from the pruning wound, your tree could become infected or welcome pests. Call in our tree professionals for strategic pruning. We will remove the branches which are a danger to the tree and your property, but we will not cut more than necessary. We will haul away the dead or pruned branches so your yard will be clean and safe.

    Call for an arborist consultation and tree assessment today! 770-Tree-Guy can help you achieve a healthy yard that can endure the hard months ahead.