Barts Tree Service Blog
One in four trees used to be chestnut trees, until chestnut blight, a fungal disease, attacked our forests. Read about blight-resistant varieties of American chestnut trees, what has been done, and how you can help.Read More
We’ve been relatively lucky so far in the Danbury area and Fairfield County – most of the recent gypsy moth infestations and the resulting defoliation of trees took place in eastern Connecticut. But 2017 could turn out to be much worse for us. Here are the facts about gypsy moth, the damage it causes, and your options for treating or controlling it on your property.Read More
Are your trees ready? If you’re not sure, give us a call today for winter cleanup damage assessment spring fertilization pest and disease preventionRead More
Did you ever think about the amount of physics, math and biology knowledge needed to be an arborist? Most people don’t. And if you tell kids what they’ll need to know, many would never choose to become an arborist! But if you show them how it all works, and make it fun at the same time, […]Read More
Spring-flowering trees offer the biggest seasonal show of bountiful blooms. And after a cold dreary winter, it’s just what we need to get spring off to a great start.
Many trees that flower in spring are fragrant and feed pollinators, in addition to beautifying our Connecticut landscape. Plus, the best don’t just offer spring flowers – they’re multi-season powerhouses.
My top picks for the best spring-flowering trees are resilient, beautiful, easy to maintain, and just right for growing in Connecticut. They include regional natives, in addition to well-behaved non-native trees with impressive spring flowers.Read More
In February we attended our fourth Tree Care Industry Association Winter Management Conference, held just outside San Juan, Puerto Rico. It was a great opportunity for learning, networking, reflection – oh, and some fun.Read More
Some years we get so much snow and wind in February that it’s hard to believe spring officially starts in just a month. Other years, it feels like spring has already arrived!
But while we wait until spring is really here, there are some things you can be doing in the yard, as well as important tree care issues to take care of now.Read More
Winter can be tough on trees here in Connecticut, with wind, ice and heavy snow loads, not to mention frigid temperatures. But with proper preparation, your trees can make it through the winter unscathed. Here are the things we recommend you do before winter sets in, as well as things to keep in mind throughout […]Read More
My best tips for choosing, acclimatizing, decorating and then planting a beautiful live Christmas tree. Not only are live trees beautiful, they’re an environmentally friendly alternative to the typical cut (and dead) tree. But live trees take a little more effort and care if you want them to survive the holidays.Read More