Atlanta Arborist Blog

Are trees with multiple trunks more dangerous?

By Mark Russell | Sep 13, 2016

Hey guys my name is Mark Russell. I’m a Certified Arborist.I’m coming to you from Marietta georgia.  I have a really really really neat tree to show you here in just a second! So what I want to talk to you about today is what’s known as a co-dominant tree. Here’s a great example of …

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Emergency Tree Service (Alpharetta Georgia)

By Mark Russell | Sep 13, 2016

(This video was shot in Alpharetta Georgia, however we also do emergency tree work in Marietta, Roswell, Kennesaw, Acworth, Woodstock, cumming, Canton, Sandy Springs and all of the North Atlanta area.) Emergency tree service Alpharetta Georgia: If you’re watching this video you might have just had a tree hit your house. My name is Mark …

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How big is too big to prune?

By Mark Russell | Jul 27, 2016

How big is too big to prune? Hi it’s Mark Russell with 770 Arborist, with another example of “How big is too big to make pruning cuts on your tree”. This is a great example of too big. So here’s the deal guys, trees can only grow on the cambium layer where new cells are …

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Why did my tree branch fall? Sudden Branch Drop Syndrome Explained

By Mark Russell | Jul 13, 2016

What causes a tree branches to fall or fail? Sudden Branch Failure Syndrome Explained. Hey guys my name is Mark Russell, 770 Arborist, and this is Sudden Branch Failure Syndrome Explained. It is July 15th.  It’s hot in Georgia today. I want to talk to you about Sudden Branch Failure Syndrome. In the last two weeks …

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Why is my tree’s trunk oozing black stuff?

By Mark Russell | Jul 6, 2015

Why is my tree’s trunk oozing black stuff? This is a question we get asked often. Well, the answer is slime flux. Another name is bacterial wetwood.   Bacterial wet wood is a bacterial infection that attacks the trees trunk. As the bacteria multiply, it creates pressure within the trunk that escapes through the trunks …

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Why do Bradford Pear trees split?

By Mark Russell | Jun 4, 2015

As arborists in Atlanta, we are often asked “Why do Bradford Pear trees split?”   The simple answer…..   included bark. Included bark is basically bark that gets trapped in between the trunk and a branch specifically where the union between the two is very narrow. Most trees have a fairly wide branch attachment angle, however, …

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Will herbicide kill my trees?

By Mark Russell | May 25, 2015

“Will herbicide kill my trees”? Many times were asked “Will herbicide kill my trees”? The answer is twofold. If herbicide is applied correctly, it should not kill your tree.  However, if you spray herbicide waterspouts coming out of the tree’s roots it definitely can kill your trees. Also, if you spray herbicide onto exposed roots, …

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How to stop a tree stump from growing back?

By Mark Russell | May 24, 2015

How to stop a tree stump from growing back?  Is a question that we get asked often from our clients.  Consistency is the answer! (Preface.. This afternoon while I was out looking at a couple trees, I noticed one of my clients had not cut the water sprouts off of his stump when the trees …

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Will Roundup kill my trees?

By Mark Russell | May 8, 2015

As an ISA Certified Arborist I get to look at a lot of trees and how they are affected. Many times I hear clients asking Will Roundup kill my trees? or, “Will weed killer kill my trees?” There’s been a few times in my career since 1997 that I’ve seen clear evidence of weed killer …

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