Tree Tips

Purple Rain – It’s Killing Your Trees

anthracnose infected leaves from a dogwood tree

What is Anthracnose? Spring showers exacerbate the condition of fungal diseases such as Anthracnose. Anthracnose is a disease that deeply affects Dogwood populations; in fact, this disease has destroyed a large portion of the native Dogwoods in United States forests. It affects every part of the host tree that is above ground: leaves, flowers, new… Read More

Taking The Sting Out of Summer Pests

cartoon mosquito

It’s that time of year again when the weather gets sticky and humid, and our homes get bombarded by tiny pests. You know which ones we’re talking about… MOSQUITOES! Mosquitoes and Heartworm Disease While we don’t have to worry about some diseases mosquitoes carry like the Zika Virus, which we are relieved hasn’t reared its… Read More

What The “HAIL” Is Going On With My Plants?

hail damage on a tree limb

Welcome to April! We’re only a few days into the month and already being hit with some serious storms. Even though it has gotten warmer, many trees are still suffering from some of the colder temperature fluctuations that we’ve had the first few months of this year. So, this month we’re addressing two types of… Read More

Protecting Your Plants and Trees From Winter Stress


Winter stress can have a huge impact on your trees and plants. Winter storm Stella just hit and is leaving her mark on the south and you might need to take some immediate steps to protect them. What Does Winter Stress Mean For My Plants? With the extreme fluctuation in temperatures, there may be some immediate… Read More

Taking Care of Your Trees During Drought


“Evergreen trees like Arborvitae, Cryptomeria, Hemlock, Leyland Cypress, Pines, and Magnolias are dying all over Charlotte, North Carolina, Greenville, South Carolina, and Charleston, South Carolina. After some investigation, we’ve discovered the culprit: drought stress. Did you know that trees are mostly made up of water? A tall, healthy tree can take up thousands of gallons… Read More

Turning Training Wheels Into Big Rigs


Here at Schneider Tree Care, training our technicians is of utmost importance. From application techniques to new pests and diseases, we take the time during the dormant season to review this information and spend time honing our craft. We make sure to use proper application techniques by insuring thorough coverage of the plant, proper pest… Read More

The Silent Killer


This past Wednesday at our weekly Safety Meeting, our President Brandon Brown talked to us about the “silent killer of trees and shrubs”. Any ideas on what it could be? It’s compaction! When soil is so tightly packed together, plants suffocate and die; pore space and air is essential to tree and shrub health. Brandon… Read More

New Year’s (Tree) Resolutions for 2017

Each year, I make New Year’s Resolutions, as I’m sure many people do. While I’m at it, I also make Tree Resolutions, or goals of how to make sure my trees start out and remain healthy and vibrant all year long. My Tree Resolutions for this year are that I will pay more attention to… Read More

10 Steps to a Happy, Healthy Christmas Tree

Location, location, location. Make sure you know exactly where you want to place the tree indoors. Measure the size of the area and keep those records with you when you go to pick out your tree. Your spot should be away from the fireplace, candles, space heaters, etc. Choose wisely. When buying a live tree, try to… Read More

Firewood Safety Fact Sheet

Don’t cut firewood alone. If two heads are better than one, then two sets of hands are definitely better when dealing with chopping firewood. It is always a good idea to have another person present to help, make sure you are working safely, and to assist you in case anything goes wrong. Better safe than… Read More