Tree Care: An Introductory Guide
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Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Palm trees are one of the most decorative and unique trees that you'll find in the warmer, more tropical climates. When properly cared for, these trees can be beautiful and full of foliage. However, knowing how to care for them isn't always easy. That's probably why you're here. If it is, then you're in the right place. This site is dedicated to the care and maintenance of all sorts of trees, including tropical varieties like palm trees. The information on this page can help you to understand which of the basic care steps you can do yourself and which steps are best done by a local tree service.

Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Having A Black Walnut Tree Removed

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Black walnut trees are unique and beautiful, but they can also prove a nuisance. Their nuts are covered in a sticky, black outer covering that can stain driveways, and these trees are also prone to an array of fungal infections, many of which are deadly to the tree. As such, a lot of people end up having their walnut trees removed. Here's a look at the conditions that should prompt you to have a black walnut tree removed, along with some tips to follow if you do opt for removal.

Signs Your Black Walnut Tree Should Be Removed

You can't keep up with the cleanup.

If the tree is hanging over a driveway or patio and the walnuts are making a huge mess that you can't keep up with, then you may want to have the tree removed. The walnut shells can leave permanent stains, ruining your other landscaping.

You have horses on your land.

Horses are incredibly sensitive to black walnut trees and will become very ill if exposed to the walnuts or wood. If you have horses on your land or are planning on having horses in the future, have the walnut tree removed for safety purposes. 

Your tree is showing signs of serious fungal infection.

Walnut trees are prone to walnut blight, thousand cankers disease, black canker, and an array of other fungal diseases. Signs that the disease is serious include fungal brackets growing from the trunk, multiple dead branches, and black pitted wounds (or cankers) on the branches or trunk. A tree in these advanced stages of infection won't survive, so you're best off having it removed before a branch — or the entire tree — falls on someone or something.

Tips for Having a Black Walnut Tree Removed

Look for a tree removal company that has experience with black walnuts. The wood from these trees can be very valuable, assuming it has not been ruined by a fungal infection. Some tree care companies may remove the tree for low or no cost if you let them keep and sell the wood. 

Make sure you have the yard cleaned up well after the tree removal company does their work. You don't want fungal spores, black walnut hulls, or infected leaves getting strewn about. The infected leaves could spread the infection to neighboring trees, and lingering walnut hulls could be harmful to horses and some other animals in the area.

Black walnut trees are a nice choice when they are in good health and placed away from driveways, patios, and walkways. Sadly, sometimes they do need to be removed. For more information about tree removal, contact a local removal service.