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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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