There’s this house in our neighborhood, a gorgeous home on a very visible corner lot that has this tree… we’ve taken to calling it the “haunted” tree. It is a large Spanish Moss tree; there are many fine specimens of this type of tree in this particular neighborhood. But this tree, the haunted tree, is suffering a slow and ugly death. As a Certified Arborist and tree service professional, it pains me to have to look at that tree so often and know that there was a way to save it before it became so distressed, and knowing now that it needs to be removed. The home has been on the market for a while and we know that there are no homeowners there to talk to about it, so for now it is just a daily reminder of how important it is that there are certified arborist professionals provide a valuable service to our area.

Around Halloween…this tree is actually kind of great. It could even be an extra large accent to a well-done Halloween yard decorating scheme. But now that it’s the holiday season, it just doesn’t fit. The holidays are a time to spend time with family and friends, inviting them to our homes to celebrate the season. If you’re like many homeowners in the area, you have started to deck the halls and put up your yard decorations. Do you have a tree in your neighborhood or *wince* maybe even your own yard that you picture when we described this neighborhood tree? If so, you know what needs to be done. Call a professional tree service like Certified Arbor Care, have us come out and do an assessment and discuss options for beautifying your landscape as the holiday season is upon us.

At Certified Arbor Care, we love sharing our knowledge with residents in the Austin area and discussing how to beautify our environment with the proper care of your homes trees and landscaping. Before your holiday guests start pulling up to your door, call Certified Arbor Care and have a beautifully manicured holiday season.