September 9, 2020
September 2, 2020
This week I was called out to Pine Road to look at trees for a new home building permit. We could clearly see how the street got it’s name, as some pine trees were 100 feet tall on the heavily wooded lot. By walking together and discussing the project with the homeowners, we were able to match up their goals along with tree preservation that makes good sense. Proud to say that we saved over thirty one trees out there! A mix of big pine and hardwood trees will remain, including one of the largest pines on the property at over 32” in diameter!
August 19, 2020
The past few weeks we have had some caterpillars eating leaves on oak trees around town. These pests typically cause no lasting harm to the trees, as minor defoliation this late in the season means the tree's leaves have done the bulk of their job and are almost ready for fall. In some cases, particularly with young and small trees, total defoliation may indicate a need for treatment. We have successfully treated and saved a small number of oak trees in Davidson where it was necessary. You can read more about caterpillars here: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/orangestriped-oakworm