We get asked all the time by Inman Park residents to recommend a tree service. We always say: whoever you choose, be sure to ask whether that company’s arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).
Also, please note that every reputable company has workers trained in how to climb trees using ropes and safety harnesses. Even when a very large tree must be removed, it may be possible for the workers to start at the top and remove the tree in sections, lowering them to the ground with their ropes. In sum, although the use of a crane or cherrypicker is sometimes unavoidable, often it isn’t. And as you would guess, the price difference may be substantial.
Here are some some resources to help you find an arborist at a tree service. Continue reading Looking for a Tree Service?
Think that one tree in your back yard may be dead? Concerned about an ailing tree in your front yard or sidewalk planting strip? Frustrated that there’s a healthy but humongous tree growing three feet from the foundation of your house?
STOP! Before you hire someone to cut any tree down, read the following. Continue reading Yes, Inman Park, You May Need A Permit!
Brochure available for download and printing right here! Click on the link below.
Recently, Tree Watch sponsored a somewhat biased survey on leaf blower use in Inman Park.
Opinion was sharply divided. To say the least!
Tree Watch member Ken Taber likes to call the overgrown, neglected corners of Inman Park — with their tangles of wisteria, privet, leatherleaf mahonia, thorny olive, tree of heaven, and other invasive plants — “snarls.” They look something like this:
And for physical activity, Ken likes nothing better than charging his battery-powered chainsaw and strapping on the holster of his handsaw for an afternoon of reducing Inman Park’s snarl problem.
Bob and Wendy Palmer Patterson’s yard at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Hurt Street in Inman Park is a plant lover’s paradise. See if you can identify the species of each of the three larger trees shown in this photo.
Send us your answer: common name and scientific name for each tree, please. (Hey, that’s what Google is for!) The first correct response gets a free Inman Park Tree Watch T-shirt!