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The Importance of Tree Cutting and Trimming

09 August, 2022

The Importance of Tree Cutting and Trimming

We all aspire to live in a safe and beautiful environment, hence the need to tend to trees and other greenery around our homes. Trees require care and maintenance to thrive like any living thing, and ...

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Best Time to Prune Evergreen Trees

03 August, 2022

Best Time to Prune Evergreen Trees

Ask a tree expert when is the best time to prune evergreen trees; they’ll probably recommend early winter before they start developing buds. Although they can be pruned mid-summer when not fully ...

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What to Look for in Hiring a Tree Trimmer

26 July, 2022

What to Look for in Hiring a Tree Trimmer

Trees are a valuable addition to any landscape and require routine maintenance and care. If you are a property or homeowner, you may require the services of a tree care company for several reasons. Whether ...

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Storm Damaged Trees

19 July, 2022

Storm Damaged Trees

Six different types of storms damage trees, each resulting from an interactive and complex mix of climate and tree problems. When storms strike, they are responsible for significant damage to property such ...

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Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Mulch

12 July, 2022

Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Mulch

As we prepare for spring and the well-being of our lawns, mulching goes a long way in ensuring you maintain a lush and healthy landscape. However, most people who take on DIY tree care and maintenance don&#...

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Are Trees Dangerous to Kids & Pets?

28 June, 2022

Are Trees Dangerous to Kids & Pets?

There's no denying that trees are an excellent addition to any landscape. They enhance the aesthetics of your yard, provide shade, and prevent soil erosion, among many more incredible advantages. ...

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Watch Out for Hidden Ambrosia Beetles

23 June, 2022

Watch Out for Hidden Ambrosia Beetles

Spring weather is a pleasant welcome from the harsh cold of winter and gives people the opportunity to go outside. However, the increase in temperature allows the overwintering insects to emerge after many ...

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Best Time to Plant a Tree

13 June, 2022

Best Time to Plant a Tree

You often see arborists and other tree service professionals planting a tree during spring and fall, leading you to believe that both seasons are ideal for DIY landscaping projects. While these are ...

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Tree Trimming and Pruning or Tree Removal Can Be Hazardous

07 June, 2022

Tree Trimming and Pruning or Tree Removal Can Be Hazardous

If you are a property or homeowner, you probably have some experience with a shrub or tree pruning and trimming. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, you've probably used a chainsaw for tree removal ...

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Why You Should Not Keep Trees Too Close to Your Pool

02 June, 2022

Why You Should Not Keep Trees Too Close to Your Pool

As an owner and potential owner of a pool, you should be aware that keeping trees near your pool is a grave problem. Trees will develop major inconveniences and be a major problem in the long run. Here ...

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What Are

16 May, 2022

What Are "Tree Surgeons?"

Scheduling routine maintenance with professional tree service is pivotal to maintaining a healthy and lush lawn. Southern Star Tree has an experienced team of experts with extensive industry experience and ...

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Who is Responsible for a Fallen Tree?

10 May, 2022

Who is Responsible for a Fallen Tree?

Healthy, well-cared-for trees add more than value to your property and contribute significantly to the environment's well-being. However, many reasons why a tree or large branches fall, causing ...

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How Healthy Trees Get Sick

03 May, 2022

How Healthy Trees Get Sick

The many reasons for the disruption of the healthy growth of a tree. At Southern Star Tree, we have divided these factors into two main categories: living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) factors. More ...

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When to Call for Emergency Tree Trimming or Removal

25 April, 2022

When to Call for Emergency Tree Trimming or Removal

Trees add more than value to your property, and that’s why it is devastating when they are severely damaged. This makes cleaning up on your complex, especially if you lack the proper tools and ...

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7 Benefits of Adding Mulch to Your Yard

18 April, 2022

7 Benefits of Adding Mulch to Your Yard

We have all encountered mulch, but how much do you know about it? There's no doubt that mulch is an essential part of landscaping and gardening, but this earthly compound has numerous benefits to the ...

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Where to Go for Commercial Tree Removal

11 April, 2022

Where to Go for Commercial Tree Removal

If you are a commercial property owner, having well-maintained trees goes a long way in adding to the overall beauty of your business. Your lawn is usually the first thing customers, employees, and clients ...

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Dead Trees? Remove Them Immediately!

04 April, 2022

Dead Trees? Remove Them Immediately!

Trees face numerous natural threats that compromise their wellbeing, leading to damage and death. However, a dead tree is still a menace to the environment that needs to be removed before it causes further ...

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Tree Damage?

29 March, 2022

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Tree Damage?

Trees have a lot of benefits and enhance the aesthetics of your home. However, they can become a homeowner's worst enemy, especially if they don't receive proper care and maintenance. That's ...

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Removing Trees Near Power Lines

22 March, 2022

Removing Trees Near Power Lines

It is never a good combination when it comes to power lines and trees. Electric shocks cause most tree worker injuries and deaths, but not from touching the actual power lines. This is usually caused by a ...

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6 Signs of Tree Problems to Look Out For

15 March, 2022

6 Signs of Tree Problems to Look Out For

Did you know a tree can become sick until it topples over? Most property and homeowners delay providing professional tree service, which compromises the health and well-being of their trees. As the leading ...

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Why Do Trees Need Proper Pruning?

07 March, 2022

Why Do Trees Need Proper Pruning?

Tree pruning is a vital tree maintenance service that differentiates your shrub or tree from one that grows wild. At Southern Star Tree, we believe that tree pruning plays an essential role in improving the...

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What Spiders Build Webs in Trees & How to Remove Them?

01 March, 2022

What Spiders Build Webs in Trees & How to Remove Them?

Suppose you live in an area with beautiful trees enhancing the appeal of the landscape and neighborhood. In that case, it is important to have a tree service company conduct routine maintenance to maintain ...

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Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall

22 February, 2022

Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall

As fall fast approaches, it’s only right that we familiarize ourselves with autumn foliage, specifically, why leaves change color during this time of year. If you revisit your elementary science ...

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Transplanting Fruit Tree

19 January, 2022

Transplanting Fruit Tree

Nothing compares to the relaxed feeling of walking into a yard full of healthy fruit trees and enjoying a juicy apple or a fruit of your liking. There are many things that property and homeowners need to ...

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Environmental Benefits of Tree Planting

12 January, 2022

Environmental Benefits of Tree Planting

When you have a yard full of trees, you probably like waking up to the green scenery, fresh air, and bird sounds. These are some of the benefits trees have on the environment, and that’s why we need ...

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Fight Fire Blight with Pruning & Treatments

05 January, 2022

Fight Fire Blight with Pruning & Treatments

Spring is usually the time of year when tree diseases thrive, and failure to address the problem early can result in significant damage. Maintaining your trees regularly throughout the year is an effective ...

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Reasons to Hire a Tree Professional for Tree Trimming in Atlanta

29 December, 2021

Reasons to Hire a Tree Professional for Tree Trimming in Atlanta

Trees are an essential part of the environment and play a vital role in making our yards relaxing and aesthetically pleasing. As the world advocates for greener solutions and alternatives, most property and...

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Why Your Tree Is Not Growing Leaves in Spring

22 December, 2021

Why Your Tree Is Not Growing Leaves in Spring

After a long cold winter season, spring is considered when life starts to return, especially in plants. Although most people expect to see trees in their backyard bloom, this is not always what happens. ...

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How to Protect Trees From Animals

15 December, 2021

How to Protect Trees From Animals

A well-maintained yard brings the homeowner a lot of joy and pride and provides a conducive environment for unwinding or spending quality time with friends and family. However, there are several ...

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Trees and Your Power Lines

07 December, 2021

Trees and Your Power Lines

The power lines that line your streets are the one way your home receives electricity and power. The lines typically run parallel to each other, and they are located on the front side of your home. If you ...

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Are You Dealing With Dying Trees?

02 December, 2021

Are You Dealing With Dying Trees?

Are you noticing your tree isn’t growing leaves anymore? That’s a clear sign that your tree is on its way out. We know how much you love the trees on your property, but sometimes letting them go...

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Fruit Trees in Georgia

23 November, 2021

Fruit Trees in Georgia

Even though the temperatures are dropping in Georgia, it’s the perfect time to start planting the fruit trees you’ve been waiting for! Now is the time to get to planting so when the spring ...

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Tree Stump Removal

19 November, 2021

Tree Stump Removal

As a homeowner, tree care is something you should take seriously, even though we don’t seem to know how much care our trees actually need. If you’re looking for a tree service company to help ...

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Fall & Winter Tree Care Tips

10 November, 2021

Fall & Winter Tree Care Tips

As the winter months approach, it’s time to give your trees the tree care they need! Did you know you are supposed to get the trees on your property ready for the cold weather? If not, Southern Star ...

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Why Should You Not Top Prune Your Trees?

05 November, 2021

Why Should You Not Top Prune Your Trees?

If you aren’t familiar with what topping your trees means, it refers to chopping down or cutting back branches to make the tree smaller or maybe getting rid of branches that are coming close to your ...

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 How Do You Choose The Right Fertilizer For Your Trees?

28 October, 2021

How Do You Choose The Right Fertilizer For Your Trees?

Just like the other plants around your home, your trees need to be properly fertilized to reach their full potential. If you have trees throughout your property that don’t seem to be growing as tall ...

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Common Questions About Tree Diseases

21 October, 2021

Common Questions About Tree Diseases

The trees on your property are so much more than something beautiful to look at – they provide privacy, color, and most importantly, oxygen to our world! As a homeowner, it is your job to properly ...

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How to Monitor Trees for Signs of Insects & Disease

13 October, 2021

How to Monitor Trees for Signs of Insects & Disease

It’s no surprise that the presence of bugs or disease can kill off the beautiful trees that you’ve worked so hard to grow. Trees don’t seem to change much from day to day, do they? Meaning...

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Planting the Right Tree Near Your Driveway

06 October, 2021

Planting the Right Tree Near Your Driveway

Are you looking to drastically change the look and feel of your landscaping? One of the most popular ways to do this is by planting trees! Trees add so much value and beauty to your home, but if you are ...

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Tips to Choose a Tree For Your Landscape

29 September, 2021

Tips to Choose a Tree For Your Landscape

When it comes to choosing a tree to plant in your yard, you have to consider so many different factors – you can’t just choose one that you think is pretty. Depending on what kind of tree you ...

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 All About Black Twig Borer & How to Identify

23 September, 2021

All About Black Twig Borer & How to Identify

Do you have one or multiple trees on your property that seems to be slowly dying or dwindling down to their final branches? Or do you have trees that seem slow to lead out and grow their leaves back in the ...

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 Trimming Tools You Should Have

17 September, 2021

Trimming Tools You Should Have

The point of having trees in your yard is to get the most out of them – enjoy their beauty, enjoy the shade and privacy they provide, and most importantly, the oxygen they provide. If you want to be ...

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 How to Care for and Maintain Shrubs

10 September, 2021

How to Care for and Maintain Shrubs

The outside of your home is the first thing and the last thing people see – you want to take the time to make it look nice. One way to add curb appeal to your home is to add things like shrubs and ...

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 How Hot Weather Affects Your Tree

01 September, 2021

How Hot Weather Affects Your Tree

We all know what an extremely dry season does to our grass, plants, and trees. But do we all know how extremely high temperatures can affect the health of our trees? Southern Star Tree is here to explain. ...

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 Autumn Advices for Trees

27 August, 2021

Autumn Advices for Trees

Did you know that weather conditions greatly impact the trees on your property? Did you know that you are supposed to provide different kinds of care to your trees depending on what season it is? With the ...

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Tree Pests to Check in August

22 August, 2021

Tree Pests to Check in August

Tree pests and diseases come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. What they all have in common is their potential to destroy your beautiful plants, shrubs, and trees. Tree pests overtake millions of...

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How to Fend Off Lace Bugs

13 August, 2021

How to Fend Off Lace Bugs

Your friends here at Southern Star Tree Service have experience identifying and fending off a wide variety of pests and garden intruders. These unwanted guests are the cause of great stress as they pierce ...

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Tree Pruning 101: Why Pruning your Trees is Important

23 June, 2021

Tree Pruning 101: Why Pruning your Trees is Important

If you aren’t already familiar with what tree pruning is, how it’s done, or why it’s important, Southern Star Tree is here to teach you! Like anything in life, your trees need maintenance ...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Tree Care

17 June, 2021

The Do’s and Don’ts of Tree Care

When it comes to taking care of any kind of tree, there is so much more to it than people think. You can’t just dig a hole, plant it, and expect it to prosper – there are things you should and ...

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What Can I Do About Woodpecker Damage on My Trees?

11 June, 2021

What Can I Do About Woodpecker Damage on My Trees?

Catching woodpecker damage is good news and bad news at the same time. On the one hand, it means a woodpecker has been feasting on your tree. This could be to get at the sap inside the tree or to get at the ...

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Fast Growing Trees for Privacy

20 May, 2021

Fast Growing Trees for Privacy

One of the creative ways to add privacy to your home is planting the right trees. Perhaps your home is located in a place with heavy traffic, or you have nosey neighbors who can't seem to mind their own...

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What is Making My Tree’s Leaves Turn Brown?

12 May, 2021

What is Making My Tree’s Leaves Turn Brown?

Trees play an important role in your landscape, so it’s crucial to take good care of your trees and keep them healthy. If you notice your tree's leaves are turning brown, it could be an indication...

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Can I Plant a Tree in Summer in Georgia?

05 May, 2021

Can I Plant a Tree in Summer in Georgia?

Trees are much more than something beautiful to look at. They benefit us and our planet in so many ways – they clean our air, they create more oxygen for us, and they provide shelter and protection ...

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The Real Dangers of Hiring Unlicensed Tree Professionals

22 April, 2021

The Real Dangers of Hiring Unlicensed Tree Professionals

Trees are exceptional additions to any yard or landscape, potentially increasing the value of the property by up to ten percent. Granted, the trees will have to be well-kept and groomed. A disheveled and ...

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Brood X Cicadas and Your Trees and Shrubs

29 March, 2021

Brood X Cicadas and Your Trees and Shrubs

Like something out of a horror movie, the Brood X cicada emerges once every seventeen years to wreak havoc on trees and shrubs only to disappear several weeks later. If you lived in the eastern United ...

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Spring Tree Trimming Tips

21 March, 2021

Spring Tree Trimming Tips

Spring cleaning shouldn’t be limited to your house. Pruning trees in the spring is like spring cleaning for your yard and garden. Not only does this enhance the beauty of your yard, but it also ...

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Tips for Checking the Health of Your Trees

09 March, 2021

Tips for Checking the Health of Your Trees

Southern Star Tree Service is a premier company committed to delivering top-quality tree service for our community, but tree service is not the only thing we provide. We also offer tips and guides on how to...

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Remove a Tree?

01 March, 2021

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Remove a Tree?

At Southern Star Tree Service, we have a serious soft spot for trees. They are magnificent fixtures on any property and are living organisms that provide plenty of benefits for our species. That is why we ...

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Common Trees in Georgia

07 February, 2021

Common Trees in Georgia

Planting trees is a great way to improve the appearance of your landscape. Plus, they provide practical benefits as well, such as shade, fruits, oxygen, and reducing soil erosion. But, planting a tree is ...

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Ways Urban Trees Make You More Active Outdoors

24 January, 2021

Ways Urban Trees Make You More Active Outdoors

We all know that trees increase the quality of life for the human species by producing oxygen we breath and sequestering harmful carbon dioxide, but the benefits of trees do not stop there. Urban trees have...

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How to Get Rid of The Spotted Lanternfly

10 January, 2021

How to Get Rid of The Spotted Lanternfly

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive pest native to regions in China, India, and Vietnam, but it has found its way to the United States. In 2014, it was found in Pennsylvania and has since spread to nearly...

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Arborist in Johns Creek

04 January, 2021

Arborist in Johns Creek

Landscaping is both art and science. You have probably seen beautiful landscaping with clean edges, majestic trees, and mesmerizing patterns, but not many people think about the professional responsible for...

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Picking the Perfect Nursery Tree

28 December, 2020

Picking the Perfect Nursery Tree

Planting a tree is no easy work. Without the right soil, weather, and care, your sapling could die off much sooner than you would like. The hours and energy spent caring for it as it reaches maturity can be...

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Arborist in Dunwoody

20 December, 2020

Arborist in Dunwoody

Trees are not just majestic fixtures that beautify your yard and provide shade or fruits. They are living organisms that have wants and needs. There is no one who can best understand the trees on your ...

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How to Trim a Japanese Maple?

03 December, 2020

How to Trim a Japanese Maple?

With appropriate pruning, you can direct growth and structure, improve airflow, remove diseased and damaged branches, prevent unwanted growth, and reduce weight. The ISA-certified arborists at Southern Star...

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Arborist in Lilburn

22 November, 2020

Arborist in Lilburn

If you want professional grade landscaping, then you must have an arborist on the team. Arborists are professionals in the practice of arboriculture: the study of trees and other perennial woody plants such...

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Preparing Trees for the First Frost of the Year

15 November, 2020

Preparing Trees for the First Frost of the Year

Trees are living organisms that require air, water, and nutrients – much like humans. They are also vulnerable to the harsh cold of winters. The negative effects of cold weather on trees is plentiful ...

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Arborist in Lawrenceville

10 November, 2020

Arborist in Lawrenceville

Trees turn yards into wonderful landscapes. If you have trees on your yard, then keeping them in good, healthy shape will beautify your property, potentially provide fruits, and give shade during the summer...

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How to Help Your Tree Recover from a Flood?

28 October, 2020

How to Help Your Tree Recover from a Flood?

Trees need water to survive and develop, but too much of anything is a bad thing. Storms and floods are dangerous and pose serious risk to you, your family, and your property. During a storm, however, the ...

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Ways to Improve the Yield of Your Fruit Trees

21 October, 2020

Ways to Improve the Yield of Your Fruit Trees

Who plants fruits trees only for aesthetics? When you plant fruit trees, you expect a generous production of delicious fruits. Unfortunately, there are many things that can go wrong and result in ...

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Are Your Trees Suffering from Nitrogen Deficiency?

14 October, 2020

Are Your Trees Suffering from Nitrogen Deficiency?

Like all living organisms, trees also require sufficient macronutrients for healthy development. Without an adequate supply of macronutrients such as nitrogen, your plants and trees will experience a drop ...

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Arborist in Sandy Springs

02 October, 2020

Arborist in Sandy Springs

Have you ever taken a stroll around prestigious neighborhoods and noticed the awe-inspiringly healthy and organized trees? More likely than not, those yards were taken care of by an arborist. If you would ...

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Signs of Common Tree Diseases

22 September, 2020

Signs of Common Tree Diseases

Healthy trees with vibrant leaves and solid roots, branches, and trunk are beautiful fixtures for any garden. The same cannot be said about diseased and unhealthy trees which can make your yard look ...

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Is Organic Mulch Better for Your Trees?

21 September, 2020

Is Organic Mulch Better for Your Trees?

Mulch offers a variety of great benefits for property owners. However, there are so many options available in the marketplace, that people often feel a little overwhelmed by the choices. One of the most ...

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Arborist in Duluth

15 September, 2020

Arborist in Duluth

Is your favorite Magnolia tree showing signs of declining health? Are you worried that your Hickory tree is dangerously close to your home’s roof? Then it is time to get help from a certified arborist...

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Tree Care Tips

02 September, 2020

Tree Care Tips

Some trees are capable of holding their own for impressively long periods of time. Others, however, require constant care and attention. At Southern Star Tree Service, we have years of experience caring for...

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Types of Tree Ivy in Georgia

26 August, 2020

Types of Tree Ivy in Georgia

Residents in Georgia know that this is a state with a large variety of unique plants, trees, shrubs, and bushes. The ecological diversity can be overwhelming, but it is important to at least have a general ...

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Arborist in Alpharetta

20 August, 2020

Arborist in Alpharetta

Southern Star Tree is your locally owned arborist in Alpharetta with a combined 40 plus years of experience. When you need an Alpharetta arborist, don’t settle for just any arborist. Call Southern ...

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Is Fall Planting Better for Trees & Shrubs?

14 August, 2020

Is Fall Planting Better for Trees & Shrubs?

At Southern Star Tree, we get a lot of questions about the best time for planting trees and shrubs. It is a common misconception to think that spring is the best, and even only, time to plant trees and ...

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How Do You Know When It’s Time to Remove a Tree?

06 August, 2020

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Remove a Tree?

We are tree huggers here at Southern Star Tree. We like to evaluate every option before resorting to removing a tree, especially if it is still healthy. However, we understand that everyone’s ...

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Does Your Tree Need More Water?

06 August, 2020

Does Your Tree Need More Water?

During the height of summer, many people across the state of Georgia experience various stages of drought. While some years fair better than others, it can be disheartening to watch one of your favorite ...

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Why Tree Diversity is Important for Landscaping

06 August, 2020

Why Tree Diversity is Important for Landscaping

Planting trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants have a lot of benefits ranging from providing oxygen to beautifying property. Having a good variety of these provides even more benefits as each tree or plant ...

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Benefits of Tree Trimming

06 August, 2020

Benefits of Tree Trimming

Do you have a tree in your yard that has grown out of control? Have you considered investing in tree trimming services, but you aren’t sure if it is worth the effort? There is no reason to ignore the ...

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How to Find a Reliable Tree Company

06 August, 2020

How to Find a Reliable Tree Company

Trees are marvelous fixtures that provide utility and aesthetics. They provide shade and even fruits. Healthy and symmetric trees are appealing to the die, catching the attention of potential home and ...

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