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Time For a Trim: When Do You Trim Fruit Trees?


Nov 19, 2020

Fruit trees can be a beautiful addition to your property. Whether you choose to plant apple trees, pear trees or any variety in between, it's important to understand the basics around their maintenance and care. As with any type of tree, this includes knowing when to prune back the branches to…

How to Save a Tree Hit by Lightning: A Guide


Oct 26, 2020

Did you know that the average lightning bolt is roughly 300 million volts strong? That is 2.5 million times stronger than typical household current. It seems impossible that a tree could withstand something like that. However, in some cases, they can.  While lightning accounts for the death of…

How to Save an Oak Tree Struck by Lightning: A Guide


Oct 23, 2020

According to research, lightning hits oak trees far more frequently than other tree species. Oaks are usually some of the tallest trees in the landscape. They are also more conductive thanks to their higher moisture content and the vast number of water-filled cells running up and down their trunks…

I'm Stumped: How Can I Get This Palm Tree Stump Out of My Yard?


Sep 16, 2020

Did you know that Florida is home to a whopping 2,500 species of palms?  Not only are palms iconic to Florida's sunny skies and tropical climate, but scientists also deem them to form a vital part of Florida's ecosystem.  Unfortunately, no matter how beautiful or important palms are, there are…

How to Safely Remove a Queen Palm Tree From Your Yard


Sep 15, 2020

Did you know that some palms can grow as tall as 197 feet? Fortunately, this is not the case with queen palms, which reach a maximum height of roughly 50 feet. However, even this height can be far too tall for some situations in your yard. If you have a queen palm tree that is growing under a…

Snip Snip: Which Fruit Trees to Prune in the Summer


Aug 30, 2020

For plants, summer is the time to party. Flowers blossom, fruits grow ripe, and insects pay their little visits. But sometimes the best way to party is by cutting back and letting the best parts shine. If you've ever tried pruning fruit trees in summer, you know what we're talking about. With the…

Yelling Timber: Should You Chop Down Your Own Tree? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Beforehand


Aug 28, 2020

Ke$ha and Pitbull aren't the only ones around yelling timber. Before the artists popularized it in song, the word was most commonly used to alert bystanders before you chop down a tree so they could move to safety. Maybe you've been looking at that big oak in your yard lately, the one encroaching…

It's Time to Cut Down That Tree


Aug 15, 2020

Do you have a tree on your property that is causing you concern? You may be wondering whether it's time for that old oak tree or evergreen to go, but the last thing you want to do is cut down a tree that could be saved. After all, trees help keep the environment clean and add beauty to any space…

A Complete Guide to Proper Palm Tree Care So Your Tree Will Last


Aug 01, 2020

Do you have a palm tree in your yard? Are you wondering what you need to do to take care of it? While palm trees are pretty sturdy, there are certain things you need to know that will help your palm tree grow and flourish.  Check out this palm tree care guide to discover everything you need to…

7 Signs You're Harboring a Hazardous Tree


Jul 30, 2020

Florida is home to a large variety of native trees, from the Florida dogwood to the Florida maple. Nothing will improve the look and feel of your property more than a few beautifully cared-for trees. The problem is that, without proper maintenance, any tree can become a hazard. We consider…

Is My Tree Dead? Signs It's Time to Let Go


Jul 21, 2020

Have you asked yourself, is my tree dead? If there's a tree on your property that is not looking its best, it may be time to do a thorough assessment. While some trees can live for thousands of years, not every tree can be so lucky, and it's important to know what to look for. If you're wondering…

Tree Cabling: What Is It and Why Is It Necessary


Jun 29, 2020

Trees are the main staple in any landscaping plan. They add height, dimension, and provide shade for your home. But under the wrong circumstances, trees can pose a serious danger. Inclement weather and structural failure can bring even the healthiest of trees toppling down, causing personal injury…

Southern Landscaping Ideas for Your Home


Jun 25, 2020

What better way to bring some southern charm to your outdoor space than with some southern landscaping ideas? Did you know that curb appeal can increase your home's value by as much as 11%? Whether you're looking to sell your home or revamp your living space to reflect your southern hospitality,…

Palm Tree on Fire: Here's How to Prevent Your Palm Tree From Being a Fire Hazard


May 28, 2020

When it comes to braving the elements, fire's non-negotiably dangerous. Even more dangerous than a raging fire is what fuels it, and palm trees are a culprit.  While palm trees have an unknown origin, one thing's clear—they're a historic emblem. They date back to the Mesopotamian era as a symbol…

What to Do About a Tree Struck By Lightning: Advice From the Experts


May 19, 2020

Each year, there are more than 3 billion lightning strikes across the globe. Some of those strikes are relatively harmless, while others can do serious harm to your home, your health, or your landscaping. Believe it or not, the trees in your yard are often the most at-risk part of your property.…

How to Trim a Palm Tree: Top Things to Consider Before Trimming


Apr 22, 2020

With over 2,600 different palm tree species, there is nothing that screams fun in the sun more than the palm tree across your beautiful landscape. However, they do need to be upkeep and looking fresh for your yard, so you might be wondering you even go about trimming them? This article is going…

Palm Tree Removal 101: 5 Signs a Palm Tree Should Be Removed From Property


Apr 12, 2020

Did you know that there are around 2,600 species of palm trees in the world, with 12 of those being native to Florida? Some of the native palm trees in Florida include the Paurotis, Needle, Cabbage, Thatch, Silver, and Royal palms. The chances are you, or someone you know, has a palm tree in their…

A Quick Guide on How and When to Prune Your Garden Trees


Mar 09, 2020

Over-pruning can cause serious harm to palms and other types of plants, but it can sometimes be challenging to know how much pruning is too much. To ensure that your yard's shrubs and plants look their best and maintain excellent health, it's essential to understand how to prune and when to prune…

Not Just a DIY Project: 5 Reasons to Hire a Tree Trimming Professional


Feb 07, 2020

The Americans obsession with manicured lawns has propelled landscaping into a $76 billion industry, which is a growth of 3% every year. Every homeowner desires an appealing exterior. As such, keeping the lawns and trees in shape is one of the main concerns for a typical homeowner.  Many homeowners…

7 Key Things to Know Before Hiring a Tree Service Company


Jan 13, 2020

Looking for a tree service seems like a simple task, but it's a big decision that can impact your landscaping and your safety. Choosing a quality tree service ensures the work is done safely with proper equipment. You'll also end up with remaining trees that are healthy and look great. How do you…

Pruning Mistakes to Avoid When You See Dead Tree Branches in North Port, FL


Dec 09, 2019

There are almost one hundred different kinds of trees in Florida. Yet, the same principles of care apply to all trees. Whether you have a home with mature trees or plant new ones, you must care for them.  If you’re planting new trees, choose the right tree for your landscape. An important Florida…

9 Beautiful Winter Shrubs You Can Get for Your Backyard


Nov 11, 2019

Do you get the winter blues? For many, the dreariness of winter can really take its toll.  One of the ways of battling against the winter blues is getting outside for some fresh air. As does making your environment brighter.  Adding winter shrubs to your backyard landscape can give you beauty to…

Do's and Don'ts of Tree Transplanting


Oct 10, 2019

Trees are an important part of our home's landscaping plan. They provide shade, protection, and natural beauty around your property. Trees can even help lower your home's energy costs by 7%.  Many homeowners are often faced with the obstacle of moving a tree to a new location in their yard. It can…

Understanding the Tree Removal Process in North Port, FL


Sep 15, 2019

Trees are a beautiful part of landscape design, but like all plants, they eventually die. And the death of a tree carries more complications than the death of a bush or flower. Due to their large size and weight, they represent a serious safety hazard. Especially in Florida, where hurricanes and…

Why You Should Always Hire a Professional Tree Trimmer Service


Aug 16, 2019

If you're a homeowner with one or even several trees on your property, then you should know just how important it is to have those trees trimmed. Not only can your property begin to look overran quite easily without a proper tree trimming, but it can also violate city codes. Therefore, having a…

8 Key Summer Tree Care and Maintenance Tips


Jul 17, 2019

The summer heat is here with us! With temperatures rising in the summer, it is important that you prepare summer tree care so your trees can handle the heat. Caring for trees in the summer is much more different than other seasons of the year. The summer allows for a more hands-off approach to…

Tree Care: 9 Incredible Benefits of Tree Trimming


Jun 06, 2019

How well you take care of your tree determines its shape, strength, and how long it will last. A well cared for tree has several benefits such as adding aesthetic values to your home. One way to care for trees is by ensuring they are well trimmed. Unfortunately, many homeowners view tree trimming…

When to Cut Down a Tree: A Guide for Homeowners


May 17, 2019

The benefits of trees to our homes are endless and extend beyond their beauty. They create a serene and calm environment that's perfect for reducing stress and promoting wellness. They give us privacy from the prying eyes of the passers-by. Trees make our homes alive. But when trees are sick or…

Your Trees Are Worth Money


Apr 04, 2019

How exactly does it work?Many people enjoy the aesthetics of trees and most can name a couple of their benefits, but there aren’t many, outside of arboriculture, who know that trees have an actual monetary value. I’m not talking about the money you could get a lumber yard; Your trees have actual…

DIY Danger: 7 Reasons to Hire a Pro for Dead Tree Removal


Jan 08, 2019

Do you have a dead or dying tree in your yard? Are you thinking about saving money by removing it yourself? DON’T DO IT! All it takes is a simple Google search to see pages of news reports about tree-trimming accidents resulting in death. Read these reports, and you’ll see that almost all these…

How Trimming Trees in Spring Makes Them More Managable


Nov 13, 2018

One of the first signs of spring are flowers bursting from the earth and trees beginning to bud. Before the warmer season gets into full swing, now is a great time to prune those trees.  There are many benefits both to the tree, the surrounding landscape, and even the view by trimming trees in…

What to Expect and How to Prepare for a Tree Removal Service


Aug 06, 2018

There are more than three trillion trees in the world. That's about 400 trees for every man, woman, and child on the planet.  Trees are beautiful things. But if you've got one in your back yard that's getting too big, your only option may be to have it removed. What exactly happens during tree…

8 Pruning Techniques Experts Regularly Use To Take Care Of Your Trees


Apr 10, 2018

What if your beautiful trees were ugly eyesores waiting to happen? To keep your trees beautiful, you must master multiple pruning techniques. However, many homeowners don't know the first thing about the pruning process. Interested in trimming trees but you don't know where to start? Keep reading…

Top 10 Signs Your Trees Need Pruning


Nov 25, 2017

Are your trees looking a little lifeless lately? They may just need a good pruning! Read on to learn 10 signs your trees need pruning. Did you know living near trees not only helps you live longer but happier, too? Living near trees has many great benefits, such as shade from the sunshine during…

How to Hire the Best Tree Service in Venice, FL


Jun 13, 2017

Trimming trees to prevent damage to homes and property is a requirement in Florida. The last devastating hurricane, Michael, changed the landscape from how many trees that fell. If you have any trees near your home, you need a reliable tree service to prevent a worst-case scenario. Choosing the…

That Was Nuts! A Bumper Crop of Acorns


Feb 09, 2017

If you had an Oak tree on your property in Sarasota or Venice this past fall, you may have noticed an abundance in acorns. We know that it seemed to be an endless landscaping task to clean up this nutty disaster, but what caused the great acorn boom? Well, the answer is trickier than you may think…

The Giving Tree, When Is It Time To Take It Down?


May 17, 2016

We know, it is your favorite spot in the yard. The place where you have taken all of your family pictures, the shade for your kids in the summer, the spot where the dog loves to curl up and take a nap. But, the harsh reality is, your beloved tree is dying and it may be time to have the tree removed…

How Much A Tree Contributes To The Value Of Your Property


Mar 13, 2016

Adding trees can make a huge change in not only the curb appeal of your home, but the value of it a well.  There have been several studies (WSJ Article, Arbor Day Foundation Article, etc) that indicate adding trees to your home can add 10-20% to its value.  You can even use this calculator to give…

Watering Your New Trees


Jan 19, 2016

The tree work is over and your landscaping is starting to look great.   Now when it comes to tree maintenance after a tree is planted, regular watering of the transplanted tree is crucial.  The new tree should be watered thoroughly immediately after it is planted.  The helps the roots settle into…

Why Choose GreenTopps For Your Tree Work Services?


Nov 08, 2015

GreenTopps Landscaping and Tree Service has been providing top quality tree work to the Charlotte and Sarasota Counties for well over 5 years.  Southwest Florida is a tropical climate and trees can grow rapidly and uncontrollably.  Without proper tree trimming, they can become a hazard to your home…

Choosing a Tree Removal Company


Jul 15, 2015

As a homeowner, you are faced with many decisions that affect your wallet. When it comes time, having a tree removed can be one of these important and budget straining choices. When tree service will no longer help the tree, then it is time to reach out to GreenTopps to schedule a free consultation…

Is that Tree Going to Fall Over?


Mar 16, 2015

Usually the trees on your property will let you know if they are about to topple.  If you have regular tree service done, the trained tree trimmer can notify you sooner if the tree is in danger.  However, every once in a great while, trees can fall without warning.If you do not have regular tree…

The Costs of Tree Work


Feb 10, 2015

Tree work is one of the most important factors when keeping your landscaping needs up to par.  Without regular tree trimming / tree pruning a diseased branch or overgroth can kill the entire tree.  Wehn this happens, you now have to pay exponentially more to have the tree removed then it would of…

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