When people think about tending to their trees, watering, pruning, and general care, they tend to think about spring and summer unless a tree breaks or falls. After all, the warm spring and summer are times when we can see trees grow and become the beautiful landscape features we want them to be. But tree care can occur at any
The warm, sunny days of spring and summer are behind us, and cooler days are here. Seeing the beautiful leaves from summer change color and fall off the trees is great because the fall and winter are the best times for tree trimming and shrub pruning. You may have heard this before, and wondered why, so we will discuss why
A few weeks ago in Lusby, Maryland, a tree crashed through the roof of a home while the family was watching TV. In August, a tree fell onto a home in Lake Hickory, NC. Fortunately, these incidents resulted in no physical injuries, but the damage to those homes caused considerable expense. Unfortunately, this type of occurrence is fairly common and
Homeowners love their trees for many reasons: because they are beautiful, provide shade, add interest and so much more. Tree care is important to maintaining healthy trees, but any tree can have cause to struggle. At Stein Tree Service, we are passionate about trees, and we do what we can to promote or restore tree health. However, sometimes tree removal
Ask any certified arborist in Wilmington, or anywhere else, and they will tell you that "tree topping" is simply a bad idea. The method of pruning trees is sometimes practiced by tree maintenance services or by homeowners, but experienced arborists know tree topping is actually one of the worst possible ways of pruning a tree. Those who perform tree topping
Trees provide numerous benefits, making them a vital part of a community. These benefits encourage us to properly maintain and even increase a city’s trees. The Arbor Day Foundation, a conservation nonprofit and the largest nonprofit dedicated to tree planting and tree care, has a program just for this mission: Tree City USA. (more…)
Delaware residents may have heard of the proposal to deregulate emerald ash borer (EAB) quarantines. However, this is no indication that we have eradicated the pest. In fact, this destructive insect is still spreading its presence in our state. The first time EAB was discovered in Delaware was in 2016. Since then, additional infestations have been found in Middletown and
During spring and summer months, violent, windy storms often cause a need for storm clean up in Wilmington, DE and surrounding areas. Residents often wonder why some trees are affected even though they seem strong and sturdy. As Certified Arborists with Stein Tree Service, we know that many of these trees have been weakened in response to injuries or environmental
If you are a homeowner with a yard, you are more than likely going to carry out some form of summer tree care. Delaware is full of many different varieties of flora and fauna, including a host of wonderful tree species. As tree care professionals, we hear a lot of questions, and below are a few of the most common.
Wilmington, Delaware—Aug 3, 2019—Professional tree service company Stein Tree Service warns that the pathogen that causes the tree and plant disease known as sudden oak death has been found in rhododendron plants that were shipped to 28 states, including Pennsylvania. Residents should be wary, whether they have purchased these rhododendron plants or have plants and trees impacted by the spread.