Tree Care Resources For South Florida

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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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A Sherlock Tree crew member inspects palm trees from a bucket truck.

Dying Palm Trees: FAQs on Lethal Bronzing & Lethal Yellowing

April 27, 2021
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If you’ve been told or suspect that your palm has lethal bronzing or lethal yellowing disease, what does that mean? What caused it? Is your palm tree dying? Can either disease be prevented?  We answer those questions and more about these deadly diseases that kill palm trees in South Florida.

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How to Choose the Best Tree for Your South Florida Property

March 29, 2021
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Learn how to select a tree that will thrive on your property, where to plant it, trees to avoid, and questions to ask before buying a tree.

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Does Spanish Moss Kill Trees? [and Other FAQs]

February 17, 2021
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Spanish moss isn’t a moss, it isn’t Spanish, and it doesn’t harm trees in South Florida – despite what many people think. Check out these FAQs for all the details.

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Palm Trimming: FAQs & How-To’s for South Florida

January 21, 2021
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What you need to know about proper palm tree trimming in South Florida and how to avoid pruning mistakes that can kill your palms.

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About Live Oaks in South Florida

December 16, 2020
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How to identify, plant, and grow the native, evergreen live oak, including planting locations, watering, pruning, cabling, and more.

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A young girl in rain boots walks through floodwater, looking at green flooded trees

Flooded Trees? Help Them Recover With These Tips

November 18, 2020
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South Florida trees are often flooded by rain and storm surge. Learn what to do before a storm and after the water recedes to prevent and minimize tree damage, plus which trees can tolerate flooding and even saltwater.

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Crown Reduction: The Right Way to Make a Large Tree Smaller

October 23, 2020
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If you need to reduce the size of your tree, there’s only one correct way to do it: crown reduction pruning. Topping or hat-racking can kill your tree, sets it up to fail, and cost more in the long run.

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Why You Should Have More Trees in Your South Florida Landscape

September 19, 2020
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Did you know that South Florida neighborhoods with the most tree cover have the least amount of damage and debris from storms? The many benefits of trees include not only protection from hurricanes, but also lower temperatures, reduced stress, money savings, cleaner air, and so much more.

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Tree Service Insurance, Certification & Accreditation: Why They Matter

August 18, 2020
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Price and timing are important considerations when hiring a tree service company, but there are other factors that are much more important. Learn why tree care insurance, licensure, and certifications are critical, and what exactly to look for when hiring a tree service company.

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