Tree Care Resources For South Florida

A Sherlock Tree crew member on a Sherlock Tree truck in South Florida.

When Should I Call an Arborist?

August 29, 2022
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Arborists have all the skills and experience that will properly help you with taking care of your trees. Contact an arborist to any problems you want to deal with your trees or even just maintaining them at tip top shape & health.

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A Sherlock Tree employee uses a chainsaw in a tree canopy while balancing on a tree limb.

Should You Hire a Tree Service With a CTSP on Staff?

June 29, 2022
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When you’re looking for a tree service professional to care for your trees, one of the things you should check for is professional certifications and licenses, including a CTSP. But what exactly is that? And why is it so important?

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A wilted Canary Island date palm infected by red palm weevil.

What’s Wrong With My Palm Tree?

April 27, 2022
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Palms are generally easy to care for but can still suffer from pests, diseases, and environmental issues. Knowing how to spot these issues and what to do about them can mean the difference between healthy palms and unsightly, dying palms that need to be removed.

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trees in winter along the waterfront in Miami.

Winter Weather Affects South Florida Trees & Landscapes

February 23, 2022
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Although winter weather in South Florida is generally mild, the cooler temperatures have a noticeable effect on trees, shrubs, and landscape plants. Learn what to do, what to avoid, and what to look for to keep your plants healthy through the winter.

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Close-up of a hand holding a garden hose nozzle with water coming out in a spray.

Underwatered vs Overwatered Trees: How to Tell the Difference

December 16, 2021
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Spot the signs of underwatering or overwatering trees to help them grow healthier.

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A Sherlock Tree climber pauses while working in a tree with South Florida homes in the background.

Tree Care in South Florida HOAs: What You Need to Know

November 17, 2021
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Do you know that you might NOT have the right to remove a tree from your property? That’s just one of the tree care services that is governed by South Florida’s HOA laws and regulations. Make sure you understand the requirements within your HOA before doing anything related to trees on your property (or even near it).

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A Sherlock Tree Company crew member prunes a tree using a bucket truck and pole pruner.

How & Why Trees Are Pruned Around Utility & Power Lines

October 27, 2021
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Why are trees growing into power lines a problem, who does utility line pruning, why is it done the way it is, and what can you do (and not do) about it?

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A row of young palms planted in a lawn.

How, When & Where to Plant a Palm

September 21, 2021
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Palms aren’t trees and aren’t handled the same way. Learn how to properly select, site, transport, plant, and care for a new palm tree so it will thrive in your South Florida garden.

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Orange cones and yellow caution tape surround some palm trees on a sidewalk area under construction.

How Construction Projects Can Kill Trees In South Florida

August 19, 2021
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Construction and major landscaping damage can leave trees stressed and broken, making them vulnerable to pests and diseases. Learn how construction can damage your trees so you’ll know what to avoid and how to protect valuable trees on your property.

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High winds on a Florida beach during a hurricane.

Salt Spray Damage on South Florida Trees

July 21, 2021
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Do your trees have brown or dying leaves on one half but the other half looks fine? In South Florida, it’s probably due to salt burn from wind-blown sea spray, especially if your trees are near the ocean. Learn how to identify, prevent, and treat salt spray damage to your trees.

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A Sherlock Tree Company crew member uses a chainsaw to cut a tree trunk during a tree removal, leaving a stump.

How To Get Rid of a Tree Stump

June 21, 2021
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Most people choose to get rid of tree stumps to avoid attracting pests, prevent the spread of plant diseases, stop tree regrowth, and remove tripping hazards. If you decide to remove a tree stump on your property, here are your options – including the best and safest method to do it properly.

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Girdling roots wrapping over and around the main structural roots of a tree

Fixing Girdling Roots Before Planting A Tree

May 17, 2021
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Girdling roots are often found on new trees. Learn how to identify and fix this before planting your tree to avoid long-term problems.

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