Spring is coming quick, many of you have big plans on yard makeovers this season. If you’re planning on planting any trees, do your home work. This could lead to headaches and a lot of money . Please make sure you pick the correct trees. What determines “correct trees” ? Correct location…. Water line, sewer […]
Don’t Become Part Of The Statistics!
Last year we had one of the worst storms Virginia has seen in a long time.Don’t have your nightmare become a reality. For preventative measures get onour schedule to have a certified Arborist come out and evaluate your trees youhave concerns about. During the January storm Tree Times had close to 60Emergency jobs due to […]
What Is Burl?
This year we have received quite a few concerned calls in Stafford and surrounding areas in regards to burl. A burl is caused by a large collection of tree cells in which they are called callus tissue. Burls are usually caused by a tree being damaged at one point in time by a disease, fungi, […]
What Is Sooty Mold?
Sooty mold is a fungal disease that grows on plants and other surfaces covered by honeydew and other sticky substances created by insects on a plant. Even though it grows on plants or trees, it does not actually infect them. Although they’re not infected, it can potentially lead to damage due to in extreme cases […]
What Is Oak Tree Wilt
Oak Tree wilt is a fungal disease that moves through the trees vascular system. The fungus spores are carried through small beetles that feed on sap from fresh wounds on a tree that are created from pruning, storm damage and other damaging cuts. Once the beetles feed and the fungus gets introduced to the tree’s […]
Why tree topping is bad
Tree topping is when you cut the top of the tree off, which reduces the tree’s remaining top branches to stumps. When topping a tree its left being weak, unstable limbs and a bare unnatural appearance. It is also much more likely to break along with it being a potential risk hazard. What happens when […]
Maple Eyespot Gall
Maple eyespot galls are bright red and yellow spots that appear on the top of the leaf. Even though it does look dangerous for the tree, it rarely affects any growth or causes any damage to the tree. It is very common to see this starting in the early part of May. To make sure […]
Even Though we don’t provide a mulching service, we have noticed how many homeowners and landscapers have caused more damage than good to trees that they have mulched. Volcano mulching is a common thing that a lot of people practice. Correctly spreading out the mulch and making sure it is not piled on the tree […]
Hurricane Season is on the way
Get on schedule so you don’t become a part of the statistics! With saturated ground and high winds, your dead or uprooted trees have a higher possibility of making these nightmares become your reality. Get on schedule so you don’t become a part of the statistics! During severe windstorms, the full canopies on deciduous trees […]
Stump Removal and Stump Grinding
Stump grinding is a more cost efficient way to take care of a stump, whenstump grinding you will be able to plant another tree but it will be neededto go ground 24 inches, but this is not a common thing. The reasoning forthis is because with stump grinding you do not fully remove the tree’s […]
Good Evening, I am Billy Kelley, owner of Tree Times Tree Service and Stump Grinding. I would like to thank all you for joining us and taking the extra time to learn more about Soil Preparation and Conversion. We have passed out a guide to follow along with should you like to take notes or […]
Does My Tree Sleep in the Winter?
When we think about our trees, many of us understand the coming of winter to mean a kind of shutdown, hibernation or even “temporary death” symbolized by leaf fall, barrenness to the eye, and cessation of function (dormancy). Y et dormancy in this sense is an unfair and misleading overstatement. Indeed, what many consider as […]