The Effect of Storms on Your Trees

Trees are such an integral part of our world. We name streets after them, lounge under their shade, swing from them in our youth, and eat fruit from them. Even part of the quintessential American dream is to live on a quaint tree lined street.   

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6 Common Signs of Tree Damage

The smell of spring is in the air. The crocuses are poking their heads out of the soil. Daffodils are making an appearance in long dormant flower beds. And trees are showing their buds with the promise of blooming any day now. The signs of spring are all around us!

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Winter Damage: How to Get Your Landscape on The Road To Recovery

As we all try to put this long, harsh winter behind us, our landscapes may not be on the top of the home repair and improvement priority list. It is important to note, however, that without professional assessment and care right now, your landscape may not be able to properly recover from damage caused by the heavy snow load this...

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Storm Clean Up of Local Trees

High Winds Causing Damage To Trees in Massachusetts Recent high winds have caused many trees to fall or to be severely damaged in our area. Carpenter Costin crews have been called on to remove trees from houses, driveways and yards.  Have an Arborist evaluate your trees for structural damage such as cracked branches and leaders.

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Cabling and Bracing to Preserve Trees and Prevent Damage

Take advantage of tree cabling and bracing solutions to prevent damage caused by splitting tree limbs and leaders. Do you have a tree on your property that you absolutely love for one reason or another, but fear a splitting limb may fall and cause damage – thus persuading you to remove the tree? Before jumping to the removal conclusion, consider...

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Fallen Trees, Storm Damage, and Insurance Coverage

As a follow up to our article, Is it Legal to Trim a Neighbor’s Tree?, we’d like to provide some information on insurance expectations, should you encounter the unfortunate event of structural damage caused by fallen trees. For the record, no one at Carpenter Costin claims to be an insurance expert – we’re just hoping to provide some useful information....

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Checking Shade Trees for Safety this Fall

Make certain your shade trees are safe before winter Nor’easters and snow storms come rolling in. After a relatively mild year in terms of storms, New England is bound to receive a handful of threatening storms this fall and winter – in both the Nor’easter and blizzard variety. These storms, which usually pack a powerful punch of high wind, driving...

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Avoiding Winter Storm Damage

Prepare Your Trees for Winter Storms Despite the relatively warm temperatures we’ve experienced thus far, winter can still be a nasty threat to your landscape. With gusting winds upwards of 50 mph in the summer or fall, winter storms can be just as dangerous as their warm weather counterparts. Your trees need to be inspected before the winter to ensure...

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The Storm Damage Dilemma

Judging by the amount of trees and limbs that are still scattered across the lawns in our region, many home owners are having a difficult time deciding whether to have an Arborist out to clean up storm damage; or finding it difficult to find the time to clean it up themselves. Unplanned tree service can put a real damper on...

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