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A Tale of Two (Christmas) Trees

Downey Trees has forged some interesting partnerships over the years as well as some most unusual applications of arboriculture. One of these partnerships is with the Georgia Building Authority (GBA). No matter where they go, the staff of the Georgia Building Authority is always on a quest. Curiosity might motivate […]

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Who said the Easter bunny can’t climb trees?

It may be most unusual to be talking about an Easter Egg hunt in the middle of fall, but this was no usual Easter Egg hunt! It would be fallacious to say that the lead climbers at Downey Trees don’t make an effort to teach the skills that they know […]

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A Soft Spot for the Animals

It’s surprising what one might run across in a tree.  Last summer, while removing a Red Oak tree approaching 250 years old, the Downey crew found a possum living a high-rise lifestyle about 45 feet up.   Fortunately for the soon-to-be homeless marsupial, the removal was done with a crane and […]

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A Skill You Hope You’ll Never Need

To most of us, an error on the job might mean an addition mistake or a misspelled word; an injury, slamming one’s knee into a desk corner, or perhaps a paper cut. For the men and women in the business of Tree Care, the simplest mistake can result in a […]

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Considering the Much Maligned Crapemyrtle!

Even those that don’t have much of an appreciation of plants and flowers are likely to stop, stare, and admire the beauty and variety of color exhibited by the Crapemyrtle during the hot months of summer.  A standard in the southern landscape, Lagerstroemia indica has, for all its glory and […]

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Winter Tree Care

Just because it’s dormant doesn’t mean there isn’t something to do… Caring for trees in the winter is another aspect of keeping your trees healthy and happy all year long and providing them the best opportunity to not only survive but thrive. So, what do we recommend during the dormant […]

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Over the River and Through the Woods…

…To the Governor’s House We Go! Twas months before Christmas and all through the state They searched for a tree for the Governor’s estate. The chainsaws all hung in Downey’s shop with care, In hopes that news of the tree would come there. The crews wore reflective yellow, I a […]

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The Trouble with Leyland cypress…

The increasing drought in Georgia has turned Leyland Cypress trees from green to branches of brown. What is the cause and what can be done? Below are some points about what we are seeing and some things that can be done: • Dry soils have led to root damage on […]

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