TREE CARE
CARING FOR TREES

There are many ways to care for trees, from direct tree maintenance to advocating for stronger tree ordinances in your municipality.

 

Trees can benefit from care at any point in their life! Young trees need water and mulch, as well as pruning to train them into a successful form later on in life. Older trees also need care, especially when it comes to development and construction. Local tree ordinances help ensure that young trees are planted properly, and that old trees are protected so that they provide their benefits for generations to come. Click the links below to watch our videos on how you can help care for trees!

LOCAL ARBORISTS

Arborists are professionals trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining trees. They provide a variety of services to help protect the valuable investment you have made in your trees.

Savavannah Tree Foundation Has compiled a list of local arborists for your convenience.

Placement on this list is not an official STF endorsement-

be sure to do your homework before hiring a tree care professional.

ARBORISTS CAN HELP YOU

1.

Choose the right tree for your site

2.

train or prune trees to develop strong structure

3.

Protect trees from construction damage

4.

correct damage, including removing dead or diseased wood

5.

Remove excess weight at branch ends

6.

diagnose for pests and diseases

7.

determine fertilizer needs

8.

emphasize safe work practices & handle emergency situations

A GOOD TREE COMPANY HAS...

Certification through the ISA Certified Arborist program

Proof of insurance

A list of references

AVOID COMPANIES THAT...

advertise “topping trees” or “tree topping.” This practice is harmful to trees AND SHOULD BE AVOIDED

USE tree spikes to climb trees being pruned. tree spikes should be limited to trees being removed.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30

Savannah Tree Foundation has developed a four-step guide to preparing your trees for hurricane season. Tree care is an ongoing task that should continue throughout the entire life of the tree. Don’t wait until a storm is coming to prepare. Follow these tips each year to best protect your trees and your property: IDENTIFY, INSPECT, PRUNE, PROTECT!