Tree Tips

How Old Is My Tree?

large and old water oak tree

Common Tree Questions There are some questions that come up on a regular basis when I walk a property with our clients. Questions like, “What is the age of this tree?” or “How long will this tree live?” can be tricky to answer. First, let me ask you a question. Based on this picture of… Read More

Is There Something Bugging Your Trees?

green and yellow emerald ash borer

Summer is here and now’s the time when all sorts of bugs will be showing up on your property. One of those may be the Emerald Ash Borer; here’s what you need to know about this little pest. What Is An Emerald Ash Borer? The Emerald Ash Borer is a certain type of borer, an… Read More

There’s A Fungus Among Us

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What is ‘Black Knot’? Check this out! One of our technicians brought in a branch this week with a strange bulbous-looking fungus growing on it; have you ever seen anything like it? Our technician explained that it is called “Black Knot,” a disease that commonly affects Cherry and Plum trees. It is caused by a… Read More

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

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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

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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

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“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

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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

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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