What Is an ISA Certified Arborist and Why Should You Care?

Posted on: August 16, 2018

There’s more to tree care than you’d think. If you’re looking into hiring someone to trim and care for your trees, many people assume you just hire a guy who knows how to cut off a tree limb and call it a day. There’s actually a whole side to professional tree care that a lot of people don’t know about. We call it the industry … Continue reading What Is an ISA Certified Arborist and Why Should You Care? »





Are You Making This Common Tree Pruning Mistake?

Posted on: April 30, 2018

Not properly pruning or caring for your trees are mistakes that can potentially cause a lifetime of damage. Pruning encourages tree health by getting rid of dead branches and allowing for new healthy growth, but that doesn’t mean all trimming techniques work the same. But you can still easily over-prune or trim in the wrong season, therefore ruining your tree’s health and potentially putting yourself … Continue reading Are You Making This Common Tree Pruning Mistake? »





How to Know When to Call an Arborist

Posted on: April 17, 2018

No matter how good you are with that green thumb or how much you love taking pride in maintaining your yard on your own, sometimes it’s best to call in the experts. Different from a gardener or landscaper, an arborist is trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual types of trees and are certified by the International Society of … Continue reading How to Know When to Call an Arborist »





Spring Is Coming: It’s Pruning Season

Posted on: March 27, 2018

Pruning your plants is essential to promoting positive growth and overall plant health. Removing dead branches cuts down on the risk of insect infestation, disease, and animal habitation. You want your trees and shrubs to look their best before they’re in bloom. That means pruning your plants just before spring when their leaves and flowers have faded, and they’re still in their dormant season. Pruning … Continue reading Spring Is Coming: It’s Pruning Season »





Why Do I Need to Remove that Tree Stump?

Posted on: March 22, 2018

So you’ve decided to give that old tree in your yard the classic heave-ho. Maybe it was too unsightly, becoming a safety hazard, or was dying and needed to be taken out of its misery. Whatever the reason, now you’re probably stuck with a large tree stump drawing too much focus in your yard. While you’re better off without the tree that you decided to … Continue reading Why Do I Need to Remove that Tree Stump? »





North Carolina Trees That Are Vulnerable in Winter Weather

Posted on: January 24, 2018

Click Here to View Entire Graphic Many people move to North Carolina to enjoy the mild winters. However, there are still plenty of winter storms. This can lead to broken trees and downed power lines. It doesn’t take a large amount of winter precipitation to add weight to tree limbs and power lines and this can quickly create hazardous conditions for your home. Falling tree … Continue reading North Carolina Trees That Are Vulnerable in Winter Weather »





Tips for Keeping Your Trees Off of Power Lines

Posted on: January 22, 2018

There’s nothing like a nice big tree in your yard. Of course, with those enormous trees come potential dangers. Chief among these are hazards to your home and power lines. Having a tree fall on your power line can do much worse than knock out your power. That’s why it’s important to deal with these problems early. You may wonder who to call to help … Continue reading Tips for Keeping Your Trees Off of Power Lines »





How to Prepare & Protect Your Trees from Ice & Snow This Winter

Posted on: December 12, 2017

As the weather turns colder this winter, trees naturally turn dormant to help avoid serious damage. We’re all used to seeing many of our local trees shed their leaves in the fall every year. That’s part of a process called “senescence”, which is the natural action trees take as days get shorter. Dormant trees in the winter may look inactive, but they do continue some … Continue reading How to Prepare & Protect Your Trees from Ice & Snow This Winter »





Hurricane Preparedness & Your Home

Posted on: June 26, 2017

Even this far in from the coast, the areas surrounding Blackhawk Tree aren’t spared from extreme weather. North Carolina sees its fair share of hurricanes, and we’ve been called on for emergency tree removal enough times to know that unexpected, powerful storms can do more damage than most realize. When it comes to protecting your family and your property from extreme weather like hurricanes, the … Continue reading Hurricane Preparedness & Your Home »