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Wondering about why your Norfolk County, MA trees don’t look their best? Need to know which tree diseases are impacting Plymouth County? Are you curious about the best tree care strategies? Tree-related community news? DIY tree care tips?

Then you want to check out the Top Notch Tree Blog! From Hingham to Duxbury and from soil to canopy, we cover all things trees. Explore a wealth of information tailored for tree enthusiasts and homeowners alike, with new articles added monthly. Happy reading!

Tree roots growing and exposed, damaging the road.
Tree Care

Preventing Tree Root Damage to Sidewalks, Foundations & Plumbing

Don't blame tree roots before getting the facts. Uncover the real culprits behind clogged pipes, cracked sidewalks, foundation issues, and tripping hazards.
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The team at Top Notch Tree performing pruning in the summer in Massachusetts.
Pruning & Trimming

Benefits of Pruning Your Ornamental Trees in Summer

There are numerous benefits to pruning your ornamental trees in summer. Learn how an arborist can improve your tree's health through regular summer trimmings.
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Beech tree with beech leaf disease in Massachusetts
Pests & Diseases

What You Need to Know About Beech Leaf Disease in Massachusetts

Beech trees in Massachusetts are under attack from beech leaf disease. This article explains how to protect your trees.
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A yellow remote operated stump grinder with its rotating disc, chipping away the remaining wood of a tree stump.
Tree Removal

Challenges of Stump Grinding on the South Shore

What makes stump grinding on the South Shore so difficult? Discover how the types of trees in our area, the soil conditions, and the way our roads and towns are laid out affect your ability to remove a tree stump, and how to overcome these challenges.
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TNT crew doing tree pruning
Ornamental Trees

Early Spring Guide for Ornamental Tree Pruning on the South Shore

Spring on the South Shore of Massachusetts brings warmer weather and the perfect opportunity to care for your ornamental trees. Whether in Duxbury, Hanover, or Scituate, understanding ornamental tree pruning is essential for their health and beauty.
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Top Notch Tree crew doing a tree removal in a wetland area in MA during a clear autumn sky.
Tree Removal

Wetland Tree Removal on the South Shore of Massachusetts: Everything You Need to Know

Before you even consider chopping down that towering oak, it's crucial to understand the legalities, environmental implications, and the steps involved. This article will guide you through this process and highlight some post-removal restoration measures.
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Heavy snow weight sags branches of a leafless tree in completely white, snow covered yard.
Tree Care

How Much Snow Weight Can Massachusetts Trees Handle?

Uncover the surprising resilience of Massachusetts trees against snow weight! Learn the limit before snowfall turns from winter wonderland to potential hazard.
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A tree trunk with a long vertical stress crack on its trunk stands in a forest.
Tree Care

What Causes Stress Cracks in Trees & How to Prevent It

Don’t let your trees fall victim to stress cracks! Learn the causes of stress cracks in Massachusetts and how to prevent them.
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This broken oak in a green grassy field may have been saved with a tree risk assessment.
Tree Care

Are Your Trees Safe? Why You Need a Tree Risk Assessment

Don’t let dangerous trees become a liability. Learn how to keep your Massachusetts South Shore property safe with a tree risk assessment!
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A green Top Notch Tree truck sits on the road next to a suburban job site.
Pruning & Trimming

What’s The Best Time for Tree Pruning on the South Shore?

Discover the ideal time for tree trimming on the Massachusetts South Shore! Enhance your landscape's health and beauty with our expert tips for timing your tree pruning to maximize flowering, control growth, remove deadwood, and more.
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