Managing Tree Risk & Damage

An outdoor thermometer shows high temperatures against a backdrop of green grass and deciduous trees.

Jul 27 2021

How to Help Your Trees Handle Heat Waves & Heat Stress in Massachusetts

If your trees are wilting, yellowing, and dropping leaves this summer, it’s probably heat stress. Learn why it happens and how to protect your trees during heat waves.
Icicles form as rain turns to ice on a tree branch in Massachusetts during the winter

Dec 7 2020

Snow- and Ice-Damaged Trees: What To Do After a Winter Storm

Learn how to prevent tree damage from snow and ice storms, what to do (and not do!) after a storm, how to assess the severity of any damage to your trees, and whether or not your trees will recover.
Construction equipment on the lawn of a homeowner with torn up dirt, grass, and bushes

May 15 2020

How to Prevent Tree Damage from Construction & Landscaping Projects

Landscaping and construction projects can easily break tree branches, injure tree trunks, and damage roots, leaving trees stressed, susceptible to insect and disease problems, or unstable after the work has been completed.
a tree fell from winds or a storm and was uprooted

Apr 21 2020

Did You Know? Proper Tree Pruning Can Prevent Storm Damage

Nor'easters in Massachusetts uproot trees, break branches, and topple trees onto homes. But by taking these preventive measures now, you can minimize the risk of storm damage caused by trees.
Yellow caution tape in front of green grass and trees

Mar 27 2020

Protect Yourself – Insist on Proper Tree Service Insurance Coverage

Insurance coverage for tree work done on your property probably isn’t the first thing you think about when hiring someone to prune, remove, treat, or maintain your trees. But it’s arguably the most important consideration.
lightning hitting a tree

Feb 28 2020

What Happens When Lightning Hits a Tree?

Lightning storms are common in Massachusetts. Here's how being hit by lightning affects trees, what to do about it, and how to prevent trees from being hit.
Urban trees' roots move the sidewalk around them

Jan 23 2020

Do Tree Roots Damage Sidewalks, Foundations & Plumbing?

Tree roots are often blamed for several issues - they can be found in pipes, in foundations, sidewalks, and lawns. Learn why this happens and what you can do to prevent tree root damage in this blog post.