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How to Plant and Care for a Tree

Posted on December 17, 2020 in: Education

How to Plant and Care for a Tree
Planting a tree, the right way takes a little more than digging a hole, sticking the tree in the ground, and laying the hose next to it. However, following a few simple tips is all you really need to do to give your new tree a good start in its new home. Plant in the Spring Many seasoned green thumbs will tell you planting in the fall is your best bet. Conventional wisdom says planting in the fall gives it plenty of time to establish itself and acclimate to the heat of summer. Contrary to popular belief, spring plantings give the tree plenty of time to ready itself...

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What to Do When Leaves Fall in Your Garden
What to Do When Leaves Fall in Your Garden Many homeowners dread the thought of falling leaves. Raking and bagging them can make for hours of tedious work. Leaves give us more than just beautiful views in the fall. They can give gardeners who think outside the box ways to grow robust and beautiful flowers and plants. Leaves and Your Lawn Leaves in the garden aren’t typically a cause for concern, but leaves on the lawn can be trouble if you don't handle them the right way. Having a lawn covered by layers of leaves may look pretty in the fall. And...

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How to Properly Care for Your Trees at the End of Summer and Early Fall
If you take pride in your landscaping, chances are you’ve put a lot of time and energy into caring for your trees. Keeping your trees and fields in good health and preparing them for the next season doesn’t have to be difficult. With a bit of diligence, you can set your trees up to be beautiful and healthy all year long. Late summer or early fall is the perfect time to take a look at your trees and keep an eye out for potential problems. There are a couple of obvious warning signs you should look for when checking for tree trouble. Leaves Changing Colors T...

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STLFC Partners with Clipper Tree & Landscape
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Saint Louis FC announced a corporate partnership with Clipper Tree & Landscape for the remainder of the 2020 USL Championship season. Clipper Tree & Landscape is full-service tree removal and landscape company with over 22 years of experience based in Shrewsbury, Missouri. They perform residential and commercial jobs and offer free estimates for services in the greater St. Louis area. “We’re excited to announce our partnership with Clipper Tree & Landscape,” said Yancey Jones, STLFC Director of Corporate Partnership...

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Will Your Trees Be Able to Withstand Winter Storms?
Winter can be a wonderful time of year. Christmas lights, presents, family gatherings and good food. But, winter weather can be a challenge for tree owners. Some of the same things that make winter a wonderful time of year can make it treacherous for trees and problematic for tree owners. Snow and ice make for winter fun with snow angels and beautiful scenery. However, as snow and ice buildup on tree branches, the extra weight can prove to be disastrous for your trees and your property alike. When limbs and branches give way to the weight of the extra snow and ice,...

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How to Prune the Right Way

Posted on December 30, 2019 in: Education

How to Prune the Right Way
Let's start with the basics. What does it mean to prune a tree? Pruning is the systematic removal of branches. It is true most trees can survive without pruning. However, pruning help trees remain healthy and vital. It can also help them fight off disease. Why Do I Need to Prune Every time a branch is removed there is potential for injuring the tree. This is why you can't just fire up the chainsaw and begin lopping off branches to your heart's content. Removing dead branches is one of the most common reasons for pruning. Just like humans, trees have ...

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What are Some Benefits to Pruning Your Trees in the Winter?
Is Pruning Done in Winter? It's a common misconception that trees should never be pruned in the winter and also that tree care companies don't operate in the winter as well. These are simply not true--in fact, your trees can benefit in several different manners from cold weather pruning services. Some Benefits to Pruning Your Trees in the Winter In reality, the winter, or the dormancy period when they are not actively growing, is one of the best times to prune your trees for several reasons. Easy to Evaluate the Structure In the winter months, your de...

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Why Should a Person Get into the Tree Care Career
A Career in Tree Care is Lucrative There is a distinct lack of tree care professionals in all areas of the country. More positions are open than those that can be filled by certified arborists and tree care specialists. Becoming educated and certified in the genre of arboriculture can help to place you in many different positions that require a tree care specialist. Why Should a Person Get into the Tree Care Career? The best professions to be educated for are the professions that have a lack of workers in them. This gives you the best opportunity to find work in th...

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What is the Tree Care Academy and Why is it Important?
Arborist Training is Important In many jobs, you receive on the job training from another employee who has the specific knowledge to teach you the correct procedures. Tree care can be hard to learn because different species of trees, shrubs and plants need different levels of care in the manner they are planting, irrigation and fertilization--not to mention diseases and insects as well. This makes training a very important step in becoming a tree care specialist. What is the Tree Care Academy and Why is it Important? The Tree Care Industry Association (TICA) is an ...

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What is the Growing Futures Internship?
Tree Care Industry Opens Doors to Youth The tree care industry has opened doors to the youth to help them discover how important tree care is for the environment. In learning about all of the processes from planting to pruning, the young people may decide to make the tree care industry their profession when they are adults. What is the Growing Futures Internship? The Growing Futures internship matches the youth in larger cities with professionals to help tend to the trees lining the streets and in park areas. The kids learn all about tree health, irrigation, fertil...

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We're Hiring! Join the Team!

Posted on October 02, 2019 in: Careers

We're Hiring!  Join the Team!

Clipper Tree Service in St. Louis is hiring Arborist Apprentice, Climber I and Climber II full-time positions.

Come work for the best!

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Don't Confuse This Deadly Parasite for a Harmless Fungus
Take a Look at Your Trees As the weather warms chances are you'll find yourself spending more time outside enjoying mother nature. Whether landscaping is part of your job or you’re a weekend warrior, now is a good time to take a look at the plants on your property and make sure everything is in good shape. If you keep a watchful eye on your landscaping, you've probably seen lichen in the past. Although most of us would rather not see fungus on our trees, lichens are harmless. Lichens Evil Twin Hypoxylon canker is a fungal disease native to many sta...

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The Importance Of Soil Testing

Posted on June 17, 2019 in: Education

The Importance Of Soil Testing
You might have fertilized your lawn before and this may help your lawn grow, but is it really what it needs? Is there a deficiency in your soil that fertilizer is only bandaging? Could you be over fertilizing it? It’s important to understand exactly what your lawn area needs to help you buy the products you need to resolve your issue! This same concept can be applied to your trees. Soil tests allow you to see what your soil might be missing in order to enhance your plants’ health, and a chance for survival. Soil tests have the potential to save you a lot of m...

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The Importance of Assessing Your Trees After a Recent Storm
Storm Damage to Your Trees can be Dangerous If you live in the St. Louis area, you know just how quickly a storm can pop up while it moves in and out quickly. They bring heavy downfalls of rain, huge winds, and lightning, not to mention a ton of snow in the winter. It's important to assess your trees after a big storm of any type. It doesn't take long for a storm to damage trees near your home, which are the same trees that protect your home from the heat and strong winds. An assessment includes a very detailed process to decide which trees are still viable an...

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Structural Pruning – Preventative Tree Care
Sometimes while you’re out and about, you may notice some trees have abnormally spaced and sized limbs. Some of them may appear too low to the ground, while some may appear to be missing from the lower half of the tree making the tree look awkwardly empty. Structural pruning is an aspect of tree care that can extend the life of your tree, and bring out its true beauty if done correctly. This aspect of tree care is ignored by many homeowners, or done improperly, more regularly than you might expect. This article is going to go over particular details of structural prun...

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Identifying and Preventing Tree Defects
A lot can go wrong with trees. Between weather, animals, and humans there’s a lot of factors to be worried about! Being able to diagnose problems with your trees can help you prevent these same issues in the future. Now, not all defects can be avoided. Sometimes it has to do with the species of said tree, age, drought, pests, or disease. It’s impossible to protect your trees from everything. There are plenty of measures that can be taken to mitigate damage and even fatality though. Effective pruning, ideal site location, proper planting, and periodic inspection ...

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St. Louis Landscaping Tips - Season Long Blooms by “Deadheading”
This article will discuss how to extend the blooming season of knock-out rose (rosa sp.) bushes through “deadheading”. Before we get started…a few comments on safety and hygiene. First off, roses have thorns, which most everyone knows. It is recommended that you wear gloves while deadheading your rose bushes. Also, be mindful about long sleeves and pants to protect arms and legs. When grabbing spent blooms or dead stems for removal be sure to “hold” the stem and not “squeeze” the stem as too much pressure can cause thorns ...

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