Lumberjacks Tree Service Blog & Insights

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

It’s a common misconception that trees on your property can thrive on their own. But here’s the reality: Your soil isn’t naturally nutrient-rich, creating a challenging environment for urban trees. Soil compaction and the absence of a natural forest ecosystem are major contributors to tree decline in cities.   Trees thrive in loose soil, where […]

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

Did you know the best time to prune a tree depends on when they bloom? When inspecting a tree for pruning, you’ll need to know if the tree blooms on the current season’s growth or last season’s growth in order to properly care for the tree.   Cherry blossoms and dogwoods are a great example of current […]

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

Mulch volcanoes are a common sight in gardens and landscaping, but they are actually bad for the health of trees and plants. Mulch volcanoes are created when a large amount of mulch is piled up against the trunk of a tree. This creates a cone-like shape that resembles a volcano, hence the name.   When […]

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

Stop, Drop, Don’t Top   “Topping” a tree refers to the most harmful tree pruning practice known. For over 25 years, literature, seminars, videos, webinars and more have warned against this damaging and outdated practice, though it is still commonly used among the uneducated.   Topping of trees, also known as lopping, hat-racking, tipping, and […]

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

Many times when people move into a new home, trees already exist on the property, and in new construction homes, trees get planted. Or perhaps you’re a property owner and want to add more shade or dimension to your landscaping, so you decide that planting trees is a great option. What many people don’t realize […]

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

It’s enticing to think that you can add “tree trimming” to your to-do list at home, but take a moment to assess the risk, not only for you, but for your tree. Tree trimming, or pruning, is very important for the health, growth, and look of the tree. But unless you know what that specific […]

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

It is no secret that trees can be an expensive project, especially if you don’t give them proper care and maintenance. Proper care and maintenance means that you occasionally prune them to avoid overgrown branches, as well as additional watering and fertilizing as needed. While trees can also be expensive and sometimes time consuming, they […]

By Julie Oliverius 03 May, 2023

It’s the time of year when the days are getting a little shorter, the nights a bit cooler, and the leaves are changing color. Lucky for us, we don’t have to travel far to see the beauty of nature since Chattanooga is surrounded by mountains, plateaus, and foothills. So, here are the best photo-worthy spots […]

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