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Connecticut Tree Care Tips

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Things change quickly in CT when it comes to pests, weather events, and other things affecting your trees and landscape. Stay in the know with our monthly newsletter. No spam - we promise!

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Do Dead Connecticut Ash Trees Make Good Firewood?

July 18, 2023

Dead ash trees make great firewood, but removals can be dangerous and poor handling can spread pests. Learn how to safely use your dead ash trees for firewood.

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The Connecticut State capitol building sits framed by green leaves and is the setting where the question of tree removal responsibility will eventually be settled with Bill SB 1061.

New Bill Could Change Who’s Responsible for Tree Damage in Connecticut (2023)

June 27, 2023

A new Connecticut bill proposes to shift responsibility for tree damage from insurance companies to homeowners. Here’s how you’ll be affected if it passes.

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The Rayzor’s Edge Tree Service grapple arm holds a large section of tree trunk suspended over the bed of a log truck during large tree removal in Connecticut.

Large Tree Removal – What You Need to Know

May 23, 2023

Large tree removal jobs are dangerous if you hire the wrong tree service. Learn what questions to ask, what equipment is necessary, and why experience matters.

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A Rayzor’s Edge bucket truck parked outside a three-story home with the boom extended and a tree professional in the white bucket above a tree.

Confined Space Tree Removal

April 25, 2023

There are a number of important things to consider when removing trees from a confined space near a home or a business. Safety and efficiency are major concerns, and that’s why it’s important to hire a professional tree service. A professional tree service has the knowledge, skills, and equipment to ensure these tight-space removals are done safely and efficiently.

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The Rayzor's Edge Tree Service crew carefully removes a large tree in Connecticut near power lines.

Can Trees Be Removed Near Power Lines?

March 29, 2023

What happens if you need tree removal near power lines? Trees and utilities have a difficult relationship, but especially trees near power lines. If trees grow too tall or wide, the branches and leaves can cause damage to the lines. Electricity can move from power lines to trees quite easily, especially if there is a power surge. Despite knowing that trees will grow, they are still planted too close to power lines and have to be severely pruned or removed.

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Snow-covered tree branches during a Connecticut winter.

The Benefits of Removing Your Trees in Winter

February 20, 2023

Tree care, including tree pruning and tree removals, can be done all year. There are some benefits to scheduling tree work in the winter. read this article to know the reasons why winter is the best time to remove your tree.

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A deciduous tree without leaves during the winter months in Connecticut.

Is my tree dead or just dormant?

January 23, 2023

In this article, we will go over the basics of how to tell if your tree is dead or just dormant for the winter, what issues you should look out for, and when to call in a professional.

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Black knot gall on a cherry tree.

Do Your Fruit Trees Have Black Knot?

November 15, 2022

Black knot is a fungus usually found on fruit trees, especially cherry trees. Learn about which trees are susceptible to black knot, how to prevent it, and what to do if your fruit tree has the fungus.

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Close-up of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive pest in Connecticut

Spotted Lanternfly FAQs for Connecticut

September 28, 2022

The invasive and destructive Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Connecticut. These FAQs cover how to identify it, the damage it causes, which trees are at risk, how to prevent it from spreading, and what to do if you find one.

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How to Prevent Expensive Tree Problems

August 25, 2022

Many tree failures, damage, pest infestations, and diseases can be prevented if you know what to look for. In this article, we cover common CT tree problems, causes, and solutions.

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