Are There Dangers In Cutting Tree Roots?

“Honey, I am so tired of looking at those roots in our front yard! I’m going to have the neighbor’s gardener, Joe Schmo’s Tree, Landscape, Automotive Repair and Concrete Service come over and cut them all out, okay?” Whoa there, Nellie!! There are many reasons why one sees roots in their lawn, and it isn’t […]

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10 Questions To Ask A Prospective Contractor

As a consumer, it is your right and responsibility to ask a contractor you might hire a few qualifying questions. The answers to these questions will determine whether or not you want him on your property, working for you. We at Tip Top Arborists welcome these questions because we now know that the potential client […]

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Can I Trim My Neighbor’s Overhanging Tree Branches?

“My neighbor’s tree has branches crossing over my fence. Can you cut them back to their side? And while you’re at it, can you cut all the roots that are in my lawn?” If I had a dime for every time someone asked me that question, I’d be the better looking version of Bill Gates. […]

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Why Should An Arborist Trim My Trees?

Now that spring is around the corner, and temperatures are on the rise, trees are coming out of their slumber and treating our senses with leaves and flowers of magnificent color and smell. It is also the time most people say, in their best Thurston Howell the III voice, “My dear, I think we need […]

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Overcoming The Urge To Top A Tree

How many times have you looked at your tree and said, “That tree is too tall. I need to have it topped!” Come on, I know you’ve at least thought it, right? You might remember that sign at the amusement park stating “You must be this tall to ride”. Trees have no owner’s manual that […]

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What Are Hidden Underground Hazards?

For many people, the idea of planting or removing a tree is a simple concept – dig a hole to plant, or dig up the stump and yank. Yet there is so much more under the ground than many realize. When you turn on that light switch, light the top burner on your stove or […]

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Top 10 Tree Problems in Los Angeles

Many tree problems in the Los Angeles metropolitan area are caused by insects and diseases. These problems can completely threaten the health, beauty and life of your trees. Our certified arborists have listed below the Top 10 problems that can plague trees in Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, Tehacapi Valley and Victor Valley. Lace Bugs […]

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20 Myths About Trees and Tree Care

Physiology / Biology 1. Tree roots systems extend deep below the ground. The large supporting root system near the base of the tree tapers rapidly into smaller roots, with the vast majority of all roots being concentrated in the upper few inches of soil. While a few roots may extend as deep as several feet, […]

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