FAQ: Potter's Tree Service & Landscaping
What is a Certified Arborist?
An arborist is trained in the science and art of caring for and maintaining plants and trees. Certification involves an official assessment of an arborist’s knowledge and competence to provide proper tree care. The certified arborists at Potter's Tree Service & Landscaping are also required to maintain certification by remaining up to date on the latest techniques in arboriculture.
When should I fertilize my trees?
Oak, elm and most deciduous hardwood trees require annual fertilization. Depending on age and condition, different species have different needs. A thick ground cover of fallen leaves provides a good supply of nutrients to a tree for several months. Trees in urban areas can derive nutrition from planted shrubs or grass. Consult Potter's Tree Service & Landscaping staff for more details.
Why does my tree have black spots on the leaves?
Tar spot is a common cosmetic condition that is unsightly, but does not harm a tree and is usually cyclical. For a professional opinion regarding the health of your trees in Harrisonburg contact us at (540) 688-9486.
When should I prune my tree?
Most trees can be pruned year round in accordance with flowering and fruit production cycles. Certain trees require canopy reduction following a flowering period and not before.
What is the best time of year to remove a tree?
Winter is usually the best time for tree removal since a tree has shed its leaves and most adjacent greenery is also dormant making removal easier and more efficient.
What is done with the wood following a tree removal?
Potter's Tree Service & Landscaping can cut your tree into firewood or remove it from your property as desired.
Does Potter's Tree Service & Landscaping have regular maintenance packages?
Yes, we provide the Harrisonburg area and surrounding regions with seasonal tree care packages that include a complete line of tree care services.
If your question wasn’t answered here call the tree experts in Harrisonburg at (540) 688-9486.