• Oct 08, 2018
    Are Your Trees Suffering from Nitrogen Deficiency?

    Are Your Trees Suffering from Nitrogen Deficiency? Are your once healthy trees starting to decline in health? Have you noticed a drastic loss of blooms in the spring or fruit in the summer? Are you struggling with yellow leaves months before fall stars? Then you may have a nitrogen deficiency in your soil. At 404-CUT-TREE, […]

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  • Oct 01, 2018
    Ways to Improve the Yield of Your Fruit Trees

    Have the most recent fruit yields from your home orchard been a disappointment? Are your apples, peaches or cherries poor quality? There’s no reason to throw in the towel. Your next harvest season can be a success with proper maintenance and tree care. At 404-CUT-TREE, we provide quality residential and commercial tree service in Atlanta, […]

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  • Sep 19, 2018
    Why Tree Diversity is Important for Landscaping

    Planting trees is important for the health and wellbeing of our local communities. Those who live in an urban or suburban environment greatly benefit from living in neighborhoods that integrate nature into their landscape. Not only do trees reduce air pollution and provide clean oxygen, but they help to make a city beautiful and attractive. […]

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  • Sep 14, 2018
    Does Your Tree Need More Water?

    Are you concerned that your favorite Japanese Maple or Southern Live Oak isn’t getting the right amount of water? It can be easy to under or over water your trees, especially if you live in a climate that gets too much water one season, and experiences drought like conditions in the summer. At 404-CUT-TREE, we […]

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  • Sep 07, 2018
    Halloween Decorations and Tree Care

    Do you love decorating for Halloween? Do you spend all your free time in the month of October making your yard the spookiest property on the block? While it’s fine to keep your traditions of hanging cobwebs and lighting jack o lanterns, it’s important to keep the health of your trees in mind as you […]

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  • Aug 31, 2018
    Evergreen Tree Varieties for Wondrous Winter Landscaping

    Do you love decorating for the holidays? Why wait until the snow starts to fall to create a paradise worthy of the North Pole? Create an evergreen oasis in your yard and you’ll have beautiful landscaping no matter what time of year it is. At 404-CUT-TREE, we provide tree care and professional arborist services in […]

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  • Aug 24, 2018
    Natural Repellents for Tree Pests

    Tree pests are often an incredibly irritating problem for homeowners. It can be extremely frustrating to spend years caring for your favorite ornamental maple tree, only to discover that its health is fading due to an insect infestation. Unfortunately, struggling with pests is a common issue that has to be dealt with frequently. At 404-CUT-TREE, […]

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  • Aug 18, 2018
    Replanting Young Trees in the Fall

    If your tree has grown from a tiny sapling into a full-fledged young tree, the thought of moving it may be frightening. After all that hard work, the thought of harming your tree’s roots can cause a lot of stress. Unfortunately, there are times when a tree does need to be replanted. Perhaps you started […]

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  • Aug 10, 2018
    Preparing Trees for the First Frost of the Year

    It can be difficult to know when the first frost of the year will arrive, especially with Georgia’s unpredictable weather. The heat of August often overshadows the near arrival of the fall, but a sudden drop in temperatures can occur as early as mid-October. Property owners who are caught unaware may suffer tree loss or […]

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  • Aug 03, 2018
    Tips for Returning Fallen Leaves to the Environment

    Every year, when fall arrives, millions of frustrated homeowners take to their lawns with rakes in their hands and rolls of giant plastic bags. In a natural setting, these leaves would be left where they lie, breaking down to provide the necessary nutrients for rich soil in the springtime. However, in our modern world, those […]

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  • Jul 28, 2018
    Tree Varieties with the Best Fall Foliage

    Nothing signals the arrival of fall more than beautiful red or golden leaves. Property owners who love this time of year can make the most of their favorite season by focusing their landscaping on trees and plants that accentuate the dramatic beauty of autumn. At 404-CUT-TREE, we provide professional tree services in Atlanta, Chamblee, Dunwoody, […]

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  • Jul 18, 2018
    How to Help Your Tree Recover from a flood? 

    When you and your loved ones experience severe storms and dangerous flooding, your trees’ health may be the furthest thing from your mind. However, once the threat has passed, it’s important to examine the condition of your trees, shrubs, and plants to ensure that they receive proper care. Failing to do so soon enough after […]

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  • Jul 14, 2018
    Interesting Facts About Trees

    People enjoy trees for many reasons. Some like standing under the shade of a Southern Oak during hot summer months. Other’s love the sight of blooming Magnolia flowers in their front yard. However, the relationship that humanity and nature itself has with trees goes back to the beginning of our existence. And the planet itself […]

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  • Jul 07, 2018
    Importance and Value of Trees

    Trees have blessed us with some of the most essential things in life, including the food we eat and the oxygen that we breathe. Trees provide shelter, wooden tools, paper, and medicine. Researchers are continually discovering more benefits we receive from trees

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  • Jul 03, 2018
    How Do You Know When It’s Time to Remove a Tree?

    Having trees on your property adds shade that is ideal for relaxation, covering your home and household from the scorching summer. They are Mother Nature’s masterpieces that bring a certain natural appeal to our homes. No wonder some homeowners take care of their trees as if they are part of the family!

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  • Jun 19, 2018
    Tree Care Myths

    Homeowners plant trees to add beauty to the environment, to provide shade for relaxation, and to support the sustainability of their mental health. Some trees are also planted to harvest fruit, for medicinal purposes, or to provide timber and other products.

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  • Jun 04, 2018
    We Have Exciting News

    We have some exciting news! 404-CUT-TREE is merging with SavATree, a leading provider of expert tree, shrub, and lawn care.

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  • Jun 03, 2018
    How Do Trees Grow Old and Die?

    Trees are living things that have a beginning and the end, while every tree has its own lifespan the larger trees are known to last longer. When a larger tree dies it may pose dangers to homeowners aside from looking unsightly.

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  • May 28, 2018
    What to Do When a Tree Falls on Your Property

    Having a tree land on your home or business can be extremely terrifying. Depending on the size of the tree, the sudden force of a trunk or heavy limb falling through your window or landing on your roof could result in injured loved ones and extensive property damage.

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  • May 21, 2018
    Signs You Might Need Tree Removal

    The decision to remove your favorite Southern Oak or towering Pine isn’t always easy. Many times, there are decades of memories surrounding the trees on your property. Birthday parties, summer picnics and kids playing in tree houses probably run through your mind.

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  • May 14, 2018
    How Much Should You Water Trees in the Summer?

    Just like all living things, trees need to have the right balance of nutrients and water to survive and thrive. Caring for trees isn’t always easy, and even seemingly simple needs like watering can be tricky under certain circumstances

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  • May 07, 2018
    Tips for Pruning Shrubs

    Has your front yard started to feel overgrown? Is it time to trim your hedge, but you feel overwhelmed by the task? There’s no need to worry.

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  • Apr 30, 2018
    How to Plant a Large Shade Tree

    Shade trees can make a wonderful addition to any yard. They provide a cool spot to rest during the heat of summer, and they’re large structure make them a perfect destination for a family tree fort or swing.

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  • Apr 23, 2018
    Diseases of Pine Trees

    Pine trees make a wonderful addition to any property. They provide protection from the wind, offer shade and fresh oxygen. Their roots keep soil erosion at bay and their pine needles make excellent, nutrient rich mulch for gardeners.

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  • Apr 16, 2018
    Should You Invest in Multi-Grafted Apple Trees?

    Do you have a small yard but want to enjoy the flavors of many different varieties of apples? Is it hard to choose between a Granny Smith and Delicious Red? Are you pressed for time in the garden but still want to enjoy a bountiful harvest every year? Then a multi-grafted apple tree may be the perfect solution for you.

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  • Apr 09, 2018
    Tips for Beautiful Magnolia Trees

    Few tree varieties symbolize the South better than the Magnolia. Its hardy, glossy leaves, full white or pink blossoms, and strong trunk are an excellent addition to any Georgia homeowner’s yard. Magnolia trees often grow between 60 to 80 feet high and up to 50 feet wide. For this reason, planting a Magnolia is a long-term commitment that will require maintenance and care from the property owner.

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  • Apr 02, 2018
    Evaluating Trees After Wildfires

    Wildfires are one of the most destructive forms of natural disasters. In a matter of hours, an uncontrolled fire can sweep through miles of land, leaving tragedy in its wake. It can be overwhelming to look around at your thriving local community, and witness property damage on such a mass scale.

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  • Mar 26, 2018
    Types of Tree Defects

    People often forget that trees are living organisms. Humans rely on vital systems to maintain health and vibrancy, if the cardiovascular system stops working out of the step with the neurological system, major issues can develop. T

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  • Mar 19, 2018
    How to Grow Crabapples in Georgia

    Crabapple trees are a wonderful, versatile addition to any landscape. As the predecessor to modern cultivated apples, these beautiful trees come in a wide range of varieties. Some are designed to produce delicious and abundant fruit, while others have been bred specifically for ornamental purposes.

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  • Mar 15, 2018
    PT Administrative Assistant

    Quantitative oriented AA to work flexible hours at our facility in Norcross, 20 hrs per week. Must be PC literate and a multi-tasker. College graduate preferred. Could lead to FT with benefits.

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  • Mar 15, 2018
    Tree Service Production Manager in Atlanta, GA

    The responsibility of the Production Supervisor (PS) is to ensure customer satisfaction with safe, efficient operations. The position serves as a senior member of the Operations Manager’s (OpsMgr) staff.

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  • Mar 12, 2018
    Planting and Maintaining a Blueberry Orchard in the Atlanta Area

    Blueberries are a delicious and healthy snack, making them an great investment for Atlanta, Georgia area gardeners. Growing these luscious, antioxidant packed berries may take time and effort, but it’s well worth it.

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  • Mar 05, 2018
    Picking the Perfect Nursery Tree

    Planting a tree is a large commitment. Your investment entails more than just the initial cost of purchasing the sapling from your local nursery. You’ll spend many hours and a lot of energy caring for it as it reaches maturity, and ensuring its enduring health and wellness.

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  • Feb 26, 2018
    How to Check for Tree Pests

    Insects may be tiny, but they can create big problems for your trees. As pest populations increase, they become more dependent on their hosts for nutrients and over time they can severely damage and weaken your tree’s trunk, limbs and branches.

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  • Feb 19, 2018
    Common Parasitic Plants That Might Be Harming Your Trees

    In nature, plant parasites play an important role. Though they take nutrients from their host species rather than producing their own, they usually keep them alive to avoid searching for a new one.

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  • Feb 12, 2018
    Trees Take Time in Growth and Care

    As famed journalist Malcolm Gladwell has so accurately explained, it takes at least 10,000 hours to become truly skilled at any task. For tree’s, it’s the time-consuming process of growing from a tiny seedling to a mature Redwood i

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  • Feb 05, 2018
    7 Steps to Follow When Assessing Tree Decay

    Tree decay can appear for a variety of reasons, from storm damage and physical injury to insect invasions and plant disease. Certain species of trees can react to these circumstances differently, making it difficult for many property owners to assess whether their tree has begun to decay.

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  • Jan 30, 2018
    What is rejuvenation pruning and when to employ it?

    Has your ornamental Dogwood stopped flowering well in the Spring? Does your Golden Trivet hedge leave a lot to be desired? In most instances, landscapers work hard to avoid going overboard while pruning their favorite landscape trees and for good reason.

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  • Jan 22, 2018
    What to Do About Bees in Your Trees

    Bees are a vital part of nature and human survival. They cross-pollinate a wide range of vegetables and fruit trees, and are responsible for producing 30% of food crops worldwide. A handful of honeybees can be extremely beneficial for gardeners. However, a large hive can quickly overwhelm a small residential property.

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  • Jan 15, 2018
    Preparing for Tree Work Before Winter Storms

    While many people think of the spring and summer as the ideal season for landscaping, tree care professionals know that the winter often requires a lot of maintenance tasks. From emergency storm recovery and tree removal to planting and pruning, the cold weather doesn’t stop

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  • Jan 03, 2018
    Challenges of Tree Work: During and After Winter Storms

    Trees can suffer substantial injuries during the winter for a variety of reasons. The average weight of snow is around 20 pounds per cubic foot.

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  • Dec 25, 2017
    The Importance of Following Local Ordinances

    Is there a city tree next to your yard that’s posing a hazard to your family? Do you unknowingly have a protected tree species right where you want to put your new swimming pool? Taking care of the problem may be more difficult than you think.

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  • Dec 18, 2017
    Successful Winter Tree Planting

    Why plant trees in the winter? It may sound strange, but the winter season can be an excellent time for planting and transplanting trees, because it results in less shock

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  • Dec 11, 2017
    Pest Control Tips for Pine Bark Beetles

    You may have noticed a decline in the health and vibrancy of your Pine tree. However, it isn’t easy for many homeowners to know if the issues are the result of nutritional imbalance in the soil, damage from storms and natural shifts in environmental conditions or an insect invasion.

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  • Dec 11, 2017
    Treating Trees Affected by Powdery Mildew

    Powdery Mildew is a fungus that attacks millions of trees across the country every year. It is easily characterized by its white and gray powdery growth found on leaves

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  • Dec 11, 2017
    Why Prune Crapes in Winter?

    Many homeowners love the way their Atlanta, Georgia Crape Myrtle’s bloom in the Spring and Summer, but cringe at their boring bare branches during the colder months.

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  • Nov 27, 2017
    Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine – Statewide Expansion

    Emerald Ash Borers first arrived in Georgia in 2013. The state of Georgia and local certified arborists has been working hard to combat their expansion, but have had difficulty containing it.

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  • Nov 25, 2017
    Tree Fertilization Tips for Homeowners

    Just like you and your family, the trees at your home need balanced nutrition to stay healthy and continue to grow successfully. While most people work hard at providing adequate nutrition for their loved ones, people often neglect to do the same for their favorite plants and trees

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  • Nov 13, 2017
    Chainsaw Safety Tips

    Whether you’re collecting winter firewood, cleaning up a damaged tree after a storm, or doing seasonal pruning on a large tree, chainsaws are a powerful tool that can be used to get the job done fast.

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  • Oct 29, 2017
    Tree Care Tips for Storm Recovery

    Every year, Georgia sees its fair share of heavy storms. From flash floods and lighting strikes to hail and heavy winds, living in the Atlanta, GA area means you will likely suffer tree damage from time to time.

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  • Oct 24, 2017
    The Dangers of Tree Work and Why You Should Hire a Professional

    There are many DIY projects that handy homeowners can successfully perform around the house. These kinds of tasks are often a fulfilling way to increase the value of your home while developing important and helpful skills.

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  • Oct 09, 2017
    Benefits of Composting Your Tree’s Fall Leaves

    Every year, Georgia homeowners look forward to the fall weather. Its a time when the green foliage of neighborhood trees turns to beautiful shades of gold, red and brown.

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  • Sep 28, 2017
    Your Tree Has No Root Showing!

    Many home and commercial property owners know that cultivating trees can significantly increase value while providing a beautiful and inviting space for others to enjoy. During the planting process, many well intended people will plant the tree too deep.

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  • Sep 23, 2017
    Preventing Damage in Bradford Pears

    Bradford pears have been a popular choice for ornamental trees since they were introduced to the US half a century ago. They are attractive and quick-growing, with an array of white flowers in the springtime and a tendency to stay small, side-stepping the issues involved with trees that eventually outgrow their space in a yard.

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  • Sep 04, 2017
    Why do some trees blow over, but others survive?

    As we move into storm season for north Georgia and the metro Atlanta area, it becomes even more important to understand why trees sometimes topple.

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  • Aug 25, 2017
    Tree Care for Commercial Properties

    Homeowners often recognize the many benefits of having beautifully landscaped trees on their property. People enjoy the increase in property value and that they are providing an enjoyable outdoor space for friends and family.

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  • Aug 16, 2017
    Common Tree Pests and How to Avoid Them

    Homeowners take great pride in their landscaping. Some invest a substantial amount of time, money and energy into crafting and nurturing their yards into the ideal outdoor living space for family and friends to enjoy

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  • Jul 31, 2017
    Reasons to Get a Tree Assessment

    Do you have a favorite tree that has gone from thriving to barely surviving? Then get help from the arborists at 404-CUT-TREE. We provide quality tree services for home and business owners in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Marietta and other nearby Metro area communities.

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  • Jul 18, 2017
    Controlling Root Growth in Your Yard

    Unruly roots can be a big nuisance for property owners. Trees and shrubs often need a lot of water to maintain their health. They will dig deep and spread wide to find a quality source if necessary.

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  • Jul 11, 2017
    The Importance of Proper Nutrition for Tree Health

    Having healthy trees starts with healthy soil. If your soil is deficient of the nutrients important for proper plant growth, even the most well intended tree care efforts can be undermined.

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  • Jun 28, 2017
    Dealing with a Neighbor’s Invasive Landscaping

    A person’s home is often one of their largest expenses. Maintaining and increasing the property value is a priority for most homeowners. One of the most effective and affordable ways to create more curb appeal is to create beautiful landscaping. Many men and women invest a lot of time, money and energy on making their yards gorgeous, healthy and inviting for loved ones.

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  • Jun 13, 2017
    The Importance of Trees in Urban Development

    Urban development is a complex subject. Taking care of the safety, health and wellbeing of an entire city is a huge responsibility. While there are many factors that come into play when planning city projects, one important consideration that sometimes gets overlooked is the impact that healthy trees can make on your community.

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  • Jun 09, 2017
    The Southern Live Oak – Georgia’s State Tree

    Often seen framing gorgeous Antebellum estates, the stunning Southern Live Oak is a poignant symbol of the Gulf Coast. As the official Georgia state tree, it is a lovely addition to any landscaping project and protecting both newly planted and well established Oaks is a priority for many agricultural and gardening societies across the Southern United States.

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  • May 30, 2017
    Keeping Trees Safe During Construction Projects

    Whether you’re planning a simple DIY backyard renovation or a major construction project, it’s important that you take the proper measures to protect your trees. Quality landscaping can significantly increase the value of your property, and the health of your trees can have a large effect on curb appeal.

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  • May 22, 2017
    Have you ever considered climbing trees—as a job?

    At 404-CUT-TREE, when we are asked to trim or remove a tree, we know how important it is to choose the right method for the problem in front of us.

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  • May 14, 2017
    Maintaining the Health of Your Tree’s Crown

    If you want your yard to have beautiful trees, it’s vital that you protect the crown. A tree’s branches hold their leaves, and without the proper conditions, the tree will not get the sunlight and air it needs for balanced health. An overgrown tree crown can crowd out nearby trees, shrubs and flowers and decrease the beauty of your landscaping.

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  • May 03, 2017
    The 5 Most Invasive Tree Species in the Atlanta Area

    When planning your landscaping, there’s more than aesthetics to consider. While having a beautiful, inviting yard is the ultimate desire – beauty is only one factor. Invasive species can be deceiving, they may produce fragrant blossoms in the springtime,

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  • Apr 24, 2017
    Top 5 Ornamental Tree Varieties for Atlanta Homes

    Many homeowners understand the importance of beautiful landscaping. Not only will a beautiful outdoor space improve the comfort and appeal of your home, but it will also significantly increase the value of your property. One of the best investments a homeowner can make is a gorgeous ornamental tree.

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  • Apr 20, 2017
    Why Is It True That a Healthy Tree Can Still be Very Dangerous?

    When people think of dangerous trees in their yard, they normally envision a dead tree full of hollows and decay. While this kind of tree would certainly be hazardous, it’s possible for a perfectly healthy tree to cause injury and structural damage under certain conditions.

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  • Apr 15, 2017
    Juan`s 10 year presentation

    Juan`s receiving his plaque for 10 years of service.

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  • Apr 11, 2017
    What is compacted soil – and what can you do about it?

    A common stressor for plants and trees growing in yards is compacted soil. Soil compaction, one of a handful of potential soil problems, discourages root growth and prevents water, air, and necessary organisms from being spread out through the ground and available to plants.

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  • Mar 31, 2017
    What is a Certified Arborist?

    When you have a problem with your trees, you need a reliable tree care professional with experience. A certified arborist is a specialist dedicated to the cultivation, maintenance and scientific understanding of shrubs

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  • Mar 21, 2017
    The Proper Way to Care for and Trim Azaleas

    Azaleas make a wonderful accent to any outdoor area. However, many homeowners excitedly plant their new shrubs, and are less than thrilled with the results.

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  • Mar 16, 2017
    How Do Trees Become Hollow?

    Tree hollows have a romantic reputation and are often depicted in children’s movies and fairy tales as lovely homes for forest animals. However, the reality of a hollowed tree can be much different

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  • Mar 08, 2017
    Signs of Root Damage

    Roots play a major role in the health and wellbeing of a tree. The trunk, branches and leaves are dependent on their roots not only for stability but for all its necessary nutrients.

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  • Feb 25, 2017
    Soil Nutrition and Why It Matters

    Have you recently noticed that your once beautiful Japanese Maple has suddenly stopped producing healthy leaves? Maybe your Peach Tree’s harvest has gone from overflowing to barely existent. You may be frustrated that despite your efforts to maintain your tree’s health, it isn’t improving.

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  • Feb 09, 2017
    How to Choose the Right Tree Service Company

    Your trees are a very important part of your property. When they are well taken care of, your trees can add substantial beauty to your home’s landscaping. When neglected, they can devalue your property and even put your home and family in danger.

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  • Jan 28, 2017
    Where Does It Go? 404-CUT-TREE, Waste, and Mulch

    Our commitment to excellence means that we pay attention to the details, like cleaning up your yard after a tree removal and making sure that waste material is not left lying around.

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  • Dec 30, 2016
    The Emerald Ash Borer Threat

    We discussed the emerald ash borer (EAB), a highly destructive bug in our blog, last summer. The Georgia Forestry Comission has now announced that northern Georgia, including the metro Atlanta area

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  • Nov 27, 2016
    How to Know if Your Trees Need to Be Removed

    Trees are a beautiful and important part of nature. Most homeowners who move into their homes wish to keep the trees on their property alive and healthy if possible. However, keeping a tree when it is close to death or when it compromises your family’s safety isn’t ideal.

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  • Nov 26, 2016
    What to Do After Touching Poision Ivy?

    Finding a poison ivy in your yard can be unpleasant. The famous rash is actually an allergic reaction to an oil on the plant’s leaves, stem, and roots called urushiol.

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  • Nov 12, 2016
    Is All Ivy Poisonous?

    Finding poison ivy in your yard can lead to a painful rash and a newfound suspicion of plants. However, not all ivy is poison ivy, so here are a few tips to help you sort out what’s harmless and what you should avoid touching.

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  • Oct 24, 2016
    Types of Tree Ivy in Georgia

    There are several different kinds of ivy in Georgia, both “true ivy” and other plants that are commonly called ivy. You’re not likely to encounter Swedish, cape, or Oxford ivy here in Georgia,

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  • Sep 12, 2016
    GA EPD Declares a Level 1 Drought Response to Increase Awareness of Water Conservation

    In light of continuing dry conditions, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) announced today that 51 north-Georgia counties are included in a Level 1 Drought Response. (The entire Atlanta metro area is included.)

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  • Aug 11, 2016
    Scott Overstreet was just awarded his CTSP designation.

    Scott Overstreet, our Production Manager here at 404-CUT-TREE, has just been awarded his CTSP designation. He is now a Certified Tree Safety Professional, an achievement that involves a great deal of study and training in the areas of tree care, including tree pruning, tree trimming, and provisions for working around trees safely–both for trees and […]

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  • Aug 04, 2016
    If your neighbor’s tree falls in your yard, who pays for cleanup?

    If a tree falls in your yard, what you do next could save you money, a limb and maybe even your life. According to Trees Atlanta, the metro area has the nation’s highest “urban tree canopy,” defined as the layer of leaves,

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  • Aug 02, 2016
    Slime Flux

    If one of your trees has a crack, wound, or other damage point that has begun to leak a thick, slimy, foul-smelling liquid, you are probably dealing with a common infection called slime flux.

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  • May 16, 2016
    Seasonal Alert: Scale Insects

    Scale insects are showing up all over the area this spring. While scale insect infestation is not an emergency, spring and summer are the best times to deal with them, so keep an eye out for sticky or shiny honeydew droplets

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  • Apr 21, 2016
    Aphid Honeydew: What on earth is this sticky stuff on my car?

    ‘Tis the season for messy cars: spring pollen, spring mud, and sometimes stranger things. If you park your car outside in the shade of a tree, you may come back to find it speckled and spattered with drops of a sticky

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  • Mar 26, 2016
    Tree trimming for a better lawn

    If you’ve ever visited old-growth forests and other woodlands with tall, long-established trees and thick upper layers, you may have noticed how easy it is to walk around under those trees.

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  • Mar 14, 2016
    Asian Ambrosia Beetles May Be Worse Than Normal This Year

    Asian Ambrosia Beetles attack stressed trees in the Spring. Stress can be cause by pruning late. Growers should prune early to avoid attracting beetles to vulnerable trees such aab great best tothpicksas pecans,

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  • Feb 15, 2016
    New Certified Tree Safety Professional

    Brian Hartman, 404-CUT-TREE’s Operations Manager has recently earned the valuable Tree Service Industry Title, Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP.) Becoming a CTSP involves a combination of experience

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  • Feb 13, 2016
    Schedule a Free Estimate

    All of our services begin with a visit by an employee, usually a Sales Arborist, who looks at the work you have in mind, offers opinions and makes recommendations (if you so desire), and …

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  • Dec 24, 2015
    404-CUT-TREE awarded Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2015

    404-CUT-TREE has been notified that we are the recipient of the 2015 Super Service Award. This is the highest award given annually to the top 5% of businesses on Angie’s List. It’s primarily based upon reviews written by Angie’s List members. We are very honored to receive this recognition.

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  • Nov 26, 2015
    Proper Pruning Techniques

    There’s real skill in pruning trees and shrubs correctly. Anyone can take shears or a small saw to the branches of a tree to thin out its growth and cut back on lengthy limbs but incorrect pruning can do more damage than good.

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  • Oct 27, 2015
    GAA Training and General Membership Meeting Tuesday, November 10th

    GAA Training and General Membership Meeting

    Tuesday, November 10th MARKETING YOU AND YOUR COMPANY

    presented by Bob Delbridge 404-Cut-Tree, Inc

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  • Oct 03, 2015
    Can I ever plant Red Tips again?

    In the Atlanta Metro region, the red tipped photinia has long been a popular plant. Also called Red Tips, photinias are large shrubs which grow particularly well in this area and have quickly become

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  • Aug 23, 2015
    404-CUT-TREE supports Trees Atlanta

    We’re happy to announce our support of Trees Atlanta as a Bronze Partner. Trees Atlanta is the premier non-commercial advocate for trees in Atlanta.

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  • Aug 16, 2015
    Lightning strikes in trees

    Thunderstorms and high winds are common threats to the structural condition of trees but damage from lightning is less discussed.

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  • Jul 20, 2015
    Bug of the Season

    As we finally begin to experience some hot weather this summer it’s a good time to take stock of predominant local tree issues. We’re seeing continued Ambrosia beetle activity (please see

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  • Jul 20, 2015
    The emerald ash borer threat

    Be afraid – the emerald ash borer is on the march. This most destructive of bugs has been spotted in Atlanta and represents a significant threat to the health of not only ash trees but possibly other species too.

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  • Jul 08, 2015
    New Certified Arborists at 404-CUT-TREE

    We now have two new Certified Arborists, bringing our total to 5. Brian Hartman and Robert Naftel both met industry requirements and passed the national exam recently.

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  • Jun 19, 2015
    Summer Tree Care Tips

    Summer – time to get the lawn and landscape beds in shape and to enjoy the great outdoors. And, it’s also important to take care of your trees too. Here are some tree care tips…

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  • Jun 02, 2015
    Why do so many trees in Atlanta uproot?

    Falling trees cause damage, destruction and, tragically, sometimes even injury and death. When violent weather strikes, the risk of trees being uprooted is high – we can all remember recent

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  • May 11, 2015
    Mulch benefits for trees

    Mulching is considered one of the most beneficial methods of improving tree health, whatever the season. Mulches are materials which are distributed over the surface of the soil, primarily to improve the condition of the soil and to maintain the moisture within it.

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  • Apr 28, 2015
    Spring tree insects

    Spring is here… and so are a plethora of insects just eager and waiting to eat your trees and plants. The growing season is a wonderful time of the year for trees and plants to flourish and thrive – but be aware;

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  • Apr 18, 2015
    Tree fertilization in Spring

    Spring is one of the best times to fertilize. Why fertilize? Because trees need nutrients to grow and thrive. These nutrients are usually found within the soil but urban soils are notoriously deficient.

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  • Mar 28, 2015
    Flowering tree care

    When the spring weather arrives it’s time to give your trees some special attention.One of the best tasks you can undertake at this time of the year is pruning; it encourages new growth and can get rid of dead or

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  • Mar 05, 2015
    Preparing trees for thunderstorm season

    Don’t wait until thunderstorms arrive. It’s far better to be prepared ahead of thunderstorm season. The first step is to assess your trees. Are they vulnerable or at risk?

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  • Feb 25, 2015
    Winter Tree Care

    The winter weather takes its toll on trees, even those types which are native to cold regions and therefore more accustomed to low temperatures.

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  • Feb 03, 2015
    Wind damage in trees and how to prepare for it

    The relationship between winds and trees is an interesting one. Although high and strong winds can reap destruction – as can all types of extreme weather

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  • Jan 25, 2015
    Winter weather effect on trees

    Plunging temperatures, frost, bitter and disruptive winds, sleet, hail and snow: winter can be a difficult season for humans and surprisingly difficult for trees too.

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  • Jan 19, 2015
    404-CUT-TREE voted ‘Best of 2014′ winner on Kudzu

    404-CUT-TREE Awarded Best of 2014 on Kudzu Voted by the Kudzu Community as a Top Atlanta area Tree Service. ATLANTA – January 12, 2014 – 404-CUT-TREE was named a Best of 2014 winner for Atlanta on Kudzu.com, a leading source for local

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  • Dec 31, 2014
    Values

    Our values are the most important difference

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  • Sep 10, 2014
    We Don’t Hire Illegal Aliens

    I’d like to share a review we recently received which addresses some largely unspoken concerns about our crews. I hope this helps. If you have more questions after you’ve read this, I’ll publish my email address at the end of the Blog.

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  • Jun 21, 2014
    SAFE USE OF CHAINSAWS

    Groundsman wearing chaps.This post is directed to our customers who use chainsaws. We want you to be safe! If there was one (less than $100) purchase you could make which would reduce your risk of injury by 50% would

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  • Jun 07, 2014
    Avoiding the Blue Tarp

    Avoid the Blue Tarp We wrote an article by the same name which was published in The Atlanta Jewish Times May 16th edition:

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  • May 10, 2014
    Trim your own Japanese Maple Revisited

    Healthy and Symmetrical Japanese Maple

    We produced a self-help video a year ago entitled ‘How to Prune a Japanese Maple.’ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW12EZs07Ao) The end of the 3 minute video shows before and after shots.

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  • Mar 22, 2014
    Tree Damage Prevention

    This Peachtree Corners homeowner had a rude awakening recently when a pine tree snapped in a wind storm and landed on his roof. Some of the branches went right through the roof and into the

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  • Mar 10, 2014
    Tree Trimming on Business RadioX

    Certified Arborists Stuart Prince and Bob Delbridge were recently interviewed by Mike Sammonds on Business RadioX. The half hour interview was wide ranging, but a lot of time was spent discussing tree trimming, especially as it relates to storm damage prevention.

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  • Feb 15, 2014
    404-CUT-TREE awarded Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2013

    404-CUT-TREE, an Atlanta tree removal service located in Norcross (Atlanta metro area), has once again earned the service industry-coveted 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded

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  • Jan 28, 2014
    Snow and Ice Day in Atlanta

    Snow Day at 404-CUT-TREE Yard Not much tree removal or tree trimming work is going to be performed by tree services in Atlanta today and tomorrow as we’ve received about two inches of snow so far, and temperatures are not

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  • Jan 27, 2014
    Winter Pruning and Mistletoe

    We’re in the middle of winter here in Atlanta and it’s the time of year when most people do NOT think about tree trimming. But that can be a mistake — this can be the BEST time of year for

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  • Jan 02, 2014
    404-CUT-TREE voted ‘Best of 2013′ winner on Kudzu

    Voted by Kudzu users as a top company in the Atlanta metro area tree service business. Kudzu Best of 2013 Award– Dec. 23, 2013 – 404-CUT-TREE was named a Best of 2013 winner in Atlanta on Kudzu, the leading source of

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  • Jan 02, 2014
    Atlanta Home Improvement Interview

    Bob Delbridge was recently interviewed on the Atlanta Home Improvement Show (AM 640 WGST) with Rob Scott and Jeff Shea (The Siding Doctor.) The main topic was why Atlanta’s trees are

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  • Dec 16, 2013
    Decatur Tree Ordinance

    Permit Required Any tree in historic district. Allowed 3 healthy trees/18mo 6″ or > unless specimen size:         Understory (i.e. dogwoods) >=10″, Overstory (i.e. hardwoods) >=27″, Pines >= 30″ dbh Must  have no less than 25% canopy cover remaining  for residential lots (45%  for commercial) Specifies Permit form needed Canopy Credit: Large=1600sqft […]

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  • Dec 07, 2013
    New Grinder Arrives

    The big news at 404-CUT-TREE this week is the arrival of our new grinder. After seven years of processing tree trimming, we have received delivery of our third processing machine. The latest

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  • Oct 17, 2013
    FREE WOOD CHIPS from Chipero

    You may be aware that wood chips are a by-product of tree work, and that wood chips make a good mulch. All tree companies generate wood chips in the course of their daily operations. And

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  • Oct 09, 2013
    GET TREES THIS SATURDAY

    Come to the Trees Atlanta annual tree sale this Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm at 225 Chester Ave, ATL 30316. Get great deals on young trees of all species and support tree planting projects throughout the Atlanta metro area. Best of all it’s fun!

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  • Oct 02, 2013
    Insects in Trees and More

    This summer we have seen a lot of insect activity in trees. The two most common insects are Ambrosia beetles and Turpentine beetles. Generally fall is a time when with the heat of summer behind us, we tend to relax our guards regarding tree insect infestations. But

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  • Jul 20, 2013
    Unprecedented Demand for Atlanta Tree Removal & Trimming

    If you’re thinking about scheduling tree work now, unless it’s an emergency, think early September. Prior to June 14, 2013, we were having a terrific year. The combination of improving consumer optimism and lots of pent-up demand, was driving company sales

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  • Jul 08, 2013
    Tree related liability questions to be answered

    On Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 404-CUT-TREE’s Bob Delbridge will speak to the GA Arborists’ Association in Decatur about liability issues in the practice of Arboriculture. This meeting is open to the

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  • Jun 08, 2013
    11 Alive News interviews Delbridge about tree permits

    Yesterday the Alpharetta and Milton areas were rocked by yet another severe wind storm which caused hundreds of trees to fail. 11 Alive News interviewed, Atlanta tree removal firm, 404-CUT-TREE’s Bob Delbridge to get his perspective on whether the government tree

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  • May 24, 2013
    Atlanta Tree Removal Co. Receives Excellence Award

    Guild Quality, an Atlanta based market research firm, has recognized 404-CUT-TREE for its high customer satisfaction among Atlanta based home services companies. The award is the Atlanta Service Excellence Award. It’s based upon what 404-CUT-TREE’s

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  • Apr 12, 2013
    Time for Spring Tree Trimming

    We in the Atlanta metro area are enjoying a dazzling display of Nature’s colors this Spring! The Spring cycle of flowering trees and shrubs illustrates and punctuates the Atlanta Spring calendar: Bradford pear, cherries, red buds, Dogwoods, Azaleas … And it’s a reminder to

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  • Mar 18, 2013
    404 Cut Tree on 11Alive!

    404 Cut Tree’s own Bob Delbridge was interviewed on 11Alive regarding the heavy rain and wind damage hitting Atlanta recently. See the full story here!

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  • Feb 26, 2013
    Tree falls on house in Atlanta; What can homeowners do?

    Today a tree fell on a car in the Atlanta metro area, killing the occupant. Yesterday, Atlanta TV Channel 11, WXIA reported several trees crashing on homes. 404-CUT-TREE has removed

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  • Feb 20, 2013
    DIFFICULT TREE REMOVAL ABOVE JAPANESE MAPLE

    Recently we needed to remove a large tree in a very tight place, right above a priceless Japanese Maple. We could have brought in a crane but it would have risked cracking the customer’s driveway. We could

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  • Feb 16, 2013
    404-CUT-TREE voted ‘Best of 2012′ winner on Kudzu

    Voted by Kudzu users as a top company in the Atlanta metro area tree service business. Kudzu Best of 2012 Award– Dec. 23, 2012 – 404-CUT-TREE, professional Atlanta tree removal experts, were named a Best of

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  • Feb 12, 2013
    ANGIE’S LIST GIVES 404-CUT-TREE SUPER SERVICE AWARD

    404-CUT-TREE, a tree removal service located in Norcross (Atlanta metro area), has earned the service industry-coveted 2012 Angie’s List Super Service Award, an honor awarded annually to

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  • Jan 31, 2013
    HOW TO TRIM A JAPANESE MAPLE

    Recently we video taped the annual trimming of an Alpharetta customer’s Japanese Maple. The video was prepared using time-lapse photography which compressed a two hour job into 3 minutes. In the

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  • Jan 15, 2013
    TRIM CRAPE MYRTLE TREES IN ATLANTA

    Now is the time to perform annual trimming on crape myrtle trees in the Atlanta area. The trees are dormant now and will remain dormant until it warms up (usually by the end of February.) Schedule an

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  • Jan 05, 2013
    DESIGNING WITH TREES WORKSHOP

    Open to public. A presentation will be held this Tuesday, January 08, 2013 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Dekalb County Training Center 4380 Memorial Drive Decatur, GA 30032

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  • Dec 28, 2012
    404-CUT-TREE INITIATES LAWSUIT

    404-CUT-TREE has filed a lawsuit to protect its registered trademark. Please follow the link below for details.

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  • Dec 27, 2012
    Tree Law Workshop continued

    Due to the holidays, the next Tree Law Workshop will be held Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8:30 am. The topic of discussion will be Negligence. The objective of this workshop will be to educate our

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  • Dec 19, 2012
    Aerial Rescue Training

    404-CUT-TREE recently held an annual Aerial Rescue Training day. This training is required by OSHA and is a recognized mark of a professional tree service. It is not unusual at all for a tree climber

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  • Dec 15, 2012
    Tree Law Workshop

    A workshop was held at 404-CUT-TREE this week to learn more about Tree Law. The objective was not to make lawyers out of tree service arborists. The primary objective was to help our customers know their

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  • Nov 19, 2012
    Stink Bugs in Alpharetta – Phew!!!

    Are you beginning to see a new bug inside your home? Several of these shield – shaped insects (named brown marmorated stink bugs) have been found recently in Alpharetta, in Norcross and Duluth. And UGA is forecasting an infestation of them as they

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  • Oct 02, 2012
    Early Leaf Drop

    Have you noticed that some of your trees act like fall began early this year? Particularly cherries and poplars. Some cherries even began losing their leaves in July! It is normal for cherries and

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  • Oct 02, 2012
    Early Leaf Drop

    Have you noticed that some of your trees act like fall began early this year? Particularly cherries and poplars. Some cherries even began losing their leaves in July! It is normal for cherries and

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  • Sep 26, 2012
    Sudden Branch Drop

    “Can you please send someone out to look at our Sweetgum? It just dropped a big limb on our deck. Someone could have been hurt! What I don’t understand is that it was perfectly calm – no

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  • Sep 26, 2012
    Bug of the Season

    As we finally begin to experience some hot weather this summer it’s a good time to take stock of predominant local tree issues. We’re seeing continued Ambrosia beetle activity (please see

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