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Don’t Use Climbing Spikes When Pruning Trees

Is your tree care provider using spikes to climb while pruning your trees? Ouch! Climbing spikes are sharpened steel spikes attached to the climber’s leg by leather straps and padded supports. These spikes are traumatizing to your living tree and create unnecessary damage. Each puncture from a climbing spike produces a certain amount of tree tissue death around it to some [...]

Why ‘Do you have insurance?’ is not enough when shopping for tree care

Tree care work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. Workers literally risk their lives every day with the near constant opportunity for injury or death by "struck-bys" (falling limbs, hazardous trees, etc.), chainsaw lacerations, and chipper amputations. According to the Tree Care Industry Association in 2010 alone, there were 3 fatalities directly related to tree work in Georgia. This [...]

A Southern Tree 100% Compliant before Georgia Law

We are very pleased and excited to be one of the very few, if not the only, tree care company in north metro Atlanta to be 100% compliant with Federal and State (Georgia) law regarding our labor practices. You have our guarantee that A Southern Tree does not use undocumented/illegal workers. Our labor is verifed legal to work in the [...]

Fall is a Great Time to Mulch

"I know we're supposed to do something to our trees in the fall, but what?" Tree owners often feel compelled to spray, prune or apply something to their trees and landscape plants on a regular basis.  But, unless there is a specific reason to spray, prune or apply things to landscape trees, the best thing to "do" to keep your [...]