Atlanta Arborist Blog

Which tree will fall first during a storm?

By Mark Russell | Dec 9, 2018

Going through old videos and realized I never published this great example of a large pocket of decay in a tree that never failed. Many times customers will ask us which tree will fail first. A Lot of times we we can guess accurately, but then sometimes we have examples such as this pine tree. …

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Is my Tree Dangerous? Tree Risk Assessment Qualification ISA TRAQ Explained

By Mark Russell | Nov 14, 2018

Hey guys it’s Mark Russell with 770 arborist. In the video below we explain tree risk assessment qualification, and how we go about analyzing the risk of trees. I want go into a ton of detail in the text, instead take a watch of the video. Feel free to give us a call if you …

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Why are my leyland cypress turning brown?

By Mark Russell | Jul 14, 2018

Why are my leyland cypress turning brown? Leyland cypress branches turn brown because of an infiltration of three types of fungi: seiridium, bought, and cercospora. These three fungi enter into the tree during the summer months when the heat enlarges the tree’s stomata (pores on the leaf) and allow entrance of the fungi. Treatment for …

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Everything you ever wanted to know about Girdling Roots but were afraid to ask!

By Mark Russell | Jul 10, 2018

    Girdling Roots? Mark, what are Girdling Roots? What does that have anything to do with tree healthcare? My name is Mark Russell. Uh-oh, 770-ARBORIST. Coming to you with a new video today. Sorry, it’s been awhile. Been in the office. And we’re talking about Girdling Roots. What are Girdling Roots? Well, just like …

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Four Reasons to Prune your Tree in the Winter

By Mark Russell | Mar 19, 2018

Last call for Pruning! The Winter is almost over, so that means spring is here and it’s the best time to prune your trees. There are four reasons why it’s good to prune in the winter. 770-Arborist is here to remind you. The number one reason to prune in the winter is because there are …

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Why multiple-trunks on Multi-trunk trees fail at the same time.

By Mark Russell | Oct 19, 2017

As a certified Arborist many times we are asked to Assess the stability of codominant or try Dominic trees. These are trees that have either two or three trunks sprouting out of the ground. Over the years I have noticed a pattern that when one trunk fails often time mini trunks fail all at once. …

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Why are the tips of my tree dying?

By Mark Russell | Apr 12, 2017

What’s up guys? It’s Mark Russell, 770 Arborist with an awesome example of landscaping affecting a mature oak tree. So today we’re in Atlanta, Georgia. We have this awesomely beautiful house. Look at this yard behind me you guys. It’s so nice, so the problem is, is these big mature oak trees that are on …

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Pay It Forward

By Mark Russell | Sep 29, 2016

Canton Family Life Publishing has encouraged us to join with them in their Pay-It-Forward giving campaign. This is a concept that I am fully on board with.  So much so that in 2012-13 I had built a business directory called Paynate, that facilitated the redirection of would-be advertising money to charities. Anyway, the Paynate never gained traction, but …

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When Is The Best Time To Prune Trees

By Mark Russell | Sep 13, 2016

When is the best time to prune trees? Hey guys my name’s Mark Russell 770-Arborist and I want to answer that question for you today.  It’s getting toward the end of summer and it’s actually starting to get to the time when trees are about to go into dormant season. The short answer is it’s …

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