Facts on Emerald Ash Borer

Posted on: August 7, 2017


My name is John Maurice, and I work as the Residential Division Manager for Carolina Tree Care. Internationally, I represent 1 out of 661 Board Certified Master Arborists and wanted to introduce myself today.

The purpose of this article is to inform the public of an invasive pest currently attacking Ash trees in NC – Emerald Ash Borer. Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a serious threat that is currently devastating the Ash populations within this state.
Included are some quick facts about EAB:
· More than 7.5 billion Ash trees are at risk for EAB.
· On June 17, 2013 Emerald Ash Borer was found in NC.
· There are more than 2 million Ash trees currently in NC.
· Once present to the tree host, EAB is always fatal.
· It is required by the state for wood to be quarantined where EAB is present.
· Heavy woodpecker damage on Ash trees may be a sign of infestation.
· Preventative measures can be taken to prevent EAB from spreading.

I am available for any  additional information, regarding the serious issue that North Carolina will continue to face if citizens are not educated on preventable measures available.

Thank you for your time,

John Maurice

Carolina Tree Care
ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor

Crew Members Undergo Rigorous Training

Posted on: June 29, 2017

Carolina Tree Care’s craft workers are highly skilled in the area of tree care due in part to training opportunities CTC offers employees.  Aerial rescue (AR) training is one outlet for craft workers to gain knowledge and preparedness to evaluate an emergency situation and respond appropriately.

One statistic in the tree care industry cites more double fatalities occur due to failed aerial rescue attempts than any other reason. That frightening statistic plays a huge part in why we take aerial rescue preparation so serious. During AR training, craft workers play out various scenarios of emergency situations should rescue of an injured tree worker deem necessary. Aerial rescue training covers rescue concepts, methods and procedure.

The Tree Care Industry Association stated, “An emergency could develop any time one of your crews is aloft, and your employees must know how to react.” Here at Carolina Tree Care, we couldn’t agree more.


Trees Improve the Quality of Your Health

Posted on: June 23, 2017

Working in the Tree Industry can be taxing at times, but did you know trees have a positive impact on your health? Trees are a natural restorative: Looking at a tree eases blood pressure, pulse rate slows, and breathing becomes calm.

Living in an area populated with trees help cool down neighborhoods and fight air pollution. Trees naturally provide oxygen and thus improve the quality of the air. That’s why here at Carolina Tree Care we pride ourselves on being tree preservationists; we understand the importance of trees and the social responsibility we have to protect the canopy of the Carolinas.

Hugging a tree

On the Crawl

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Are your pine trees looking sick, and heavy defoliation evident? Your pines could be suffering from a creepy crawler; otherwise known as, the Red Headed Pine Sawfly. The Red Headed Pine Sawfly feeds on both native and exotic pines, but prefers to lay its eggs on hard pines. What does the damage look like? Damage from the Sawfly is first evident on pines when reddish – brown needles start appearing, where once healthy needles once were. Once a larvae becomes older they begin to eat the  needle in its entirety and  will more than likely strip a branch full of foliage before moving to another needle.

Are you looking to stop the Red Headed Pine Sawfly in its track? Consulting a certified Arborist ensures your tree will get the best care when under attack. Pesticides may be recommended as the best course of action. The pesticide chemicals  aid in destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or animals; a perfect match for the Sawfly.

Protect your Pines: Be on the lookout for the Red Headed Pine Sawfly worming around this season.

Take a look at these creepy crawlers we found in Charlotte, NC

Carolina Tree Care Launches New Website

Posted on: May 30, 2017

Concord, NC—Carolina Tree Care (CTC), a leading provider of residential and commercial tree care services throughout the Carolinas, announced today the launch of its new website, www.carolinatree.com. The website includes a fresh design, easy-to-navigate functionality and enhanced content—all of which provide visitors with an improved experience for exploring Carolina Tree Care’s premier service offerings.

“Carolina Tree Care has grown and evolved significantly in the last few years. In 2016, we became members of the Lewis family of companies,” stated Jack Guffey, Senior Vice President, Operations. “During this transition, our utility arborists joined forces with Lewis Tree Service, one of the largest providers of utility vegetation management services in North America. And now, Carolina Tree Care, backed by committed Lewis resources, can refocus on our collective passion: taking the best care possible, and maximizing the value, of our customers’ trees and properties.”

Key elements of the redesigned website include:

  • A renewed focus on residential and commercial services
  • Enhanced service-specific pages providing quick access to key information
  • Simplified navigation and improved content
  • Optimization for mobile and smart devices

The Carolina Tree Care website will be updated regularly with news, blog entries, company events and other relevant content.

About Carolina Tree Care: Carolina Tree Care is a team of preservationists who believe that trees are a crucial part of our existence. At CTC, we recognize that trees are of the utmost importance to the canopy and the history of our communities. We understand the value that your trees provide to you and your property emotionally, aesthetically and monetarily—and we partner with you to maximize that value. CTC is fully insured, TCIA accredited and run by an ISA Board Certified Master Arborist who employs a team of ISA-certified arborists and TCIA Certified Treecare Safety Professionals. Carolina Tree Care is employee owned and a sister company of Lewis Tree Service, one of the largest utility vegetation management companies in North America. Learn more at www.carolinatree.com.

Your trees. Your property. Our passion.