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Is Pruning Pine Trees in Connecticut Necessary?

August 21, 2023

Have you been neglecting your Connecticut pine trees? Find out why pruning your pines is crucial to maintaining their appearance, health, and safety.

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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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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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V-shaped co-dominant stems on a deciduous tree in Connecticut.

Multi-Stemmed Trees & Codominant Stems: Are They Dangerous?

November 16, 2021

Multi-stemmed trees and trees with codominant stems (when two main trunks develop on a tree) have some unique issues. Learn what to look for, why it’s dangerous, how to prevent it, and what to do if your tree has multiple or codominant stems.

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Fallen fall leaves cover the green grass and are piled up in a residential Connecticut yard, with a tree trunk in the background.

Fall Tree Care for Connecticut Homeowners

September 28, 2021

Learn the simple things you can do this fall to help your trees, shrubs, and yard prepare for whatever winter may bring.

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A backyard in Connecticut in the middle of summer with the sun shining through trees.

Summer Care for Connecticut Trees

June 14, 2021

Connecticut’s summer heat, drought, and thunderstorms can quickly damage or even kill your trees. Learn the best ways to help your trees survive summer and ensure their future health.

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Rayzor's Edge Tree Service plants a young tree in Connecticut near a parking lot.

How Deep Should You Plant a Tree?

May 11, 2021

Planting trees too deep can cause more harm than good. It won’t make your trees stronger; in fact, it’s more likely to kill your tree! So how deep should you plant your tree? Get the details here…

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