Tree Laws in the Hudson Valley: How do you know if it’s legal to cut down your tree?

Recently on WRRV, an important discussion from New Paltz was brought up. It quotes a Facebook conversation that asked the following: “Sad thing: my neighbors seem to have taken down trees that should be protected by our Shade Tree ordinances”,… Read more »

Beacon, NY’s 19 Most Common Trees and How to Care for Them

As a Hudson Valley-based tree services company, we spend a lot of time on the road visiting different towns in places like Ulster County, Dutchess County, Columbia County and Greene County. We were pleased to learn that in 2013, the… Read more »

How New Plant Hardiness Zones Affect Hudson Valley Tree Care

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently released new Plant Hardiness Zone Maps, including for our region in the Mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills. Plant hardiness zones are geographic areas defined by climate conditions that help gardeners and landscapers determine which plants… Read more »

Spring in the Hudson Valley: Time to Check Your Trees for Warning Signs of Disease

As the weather turns from winter to spring in the Hudson Valley, many homeowners are heading outside to their yards for the first time in months. In order to get the maximum enjoyment and value from your property while maintaining… Read more »

New Paltz, NY’s 6 Most Common Trees and 8 Most Common Tree Diseases

The Town of New Paltz, NY in Ulster County has been a Certified Tree City USA for over 30 years. To maintain this impressive run, they had to complete a comprehensive tree inventory in 2018. According to the report on… Read more »

The Top Nine Myths About Tree Care in the Hudson Valley

As residents of the Hudson Valley and Catskills region, caring for our trees is essential to maintaining the beauty and health of our properties, landscapes and communities. However, it’s also important to debunk some common myths about tree care. Let’s… Read more »

Red Hook, NY’s 6 Most Common Trees and How to Maintain Them

Both the Town and Village of Red Hook, in New York’s Dutchess County, are certified as “Tree Cities.” They both meet program’s core requirements, which are to maintain a tree board/department, have a tree care laws on the books, dedication… Read more »

Will Insurance Cover My Tree Removal?

Here in the mid-Hudson Valley and Catskills region, we can reasonably expect a good amount of snow, ice, rain and wind every winter. Sometimes, because of a combination of weather, pre-existing tree conditions and diseases, and just plain bad luck,… Read more »

Poughkeepsie, NY’s 12 Most Common Trees and How to Care for Them

These days, it seems like every city in the Mid-Hudson Valley is a certified “Tree City,” meaning it has an authorized Tree Commission, a Tree planning Ordinance, a budget of $2 per capita for trees, and an Arbor Day proclamation… Read more »

Hudson Valley Tree Injuries More Likely Due to Invasive Species

Although statistics aren’t kept on the number of injuries and fatalities caused by falling limbs and trees, there’s reason to believe that the risks are on the rise. According to an expert from the American Hiking Society: “A lot of… Read more »

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