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How Trees Interact with Their Environments

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Do you ever wonder why neighborhoods with plenty of mature trees seem, well, nicer? According to research done on how trees impact their environments, the answer is......Read More

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What Is An Arborist?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Last time we discussed some of the many situations in which it is safest and best to consult a professional tree servi......Read More

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3 Reasons to Leave Tree Work
to the Professionals

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tree work may look simple. Itís not. While it may seem straightforward to trim or cut down a tree with some sharp imp......Read More

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Hemlock Bug Eradicated

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Like many other pests and parasites that have devastated plant populations in North America and worldwide, the hemlock woolly adelgid did not originate in Michigan, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not our problem......Read More

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The Threats To Urban Trees In Grand Rapids

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Friday, April 17, 2015

Many people take trees for granted, but they add so much value and beauty to their surroundings, whether rural or urban. A neighborhood with established trees is much more welcoming and feels far more settled than a new subdivision on cleared land.....Read More

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This Spring Watch For Oak Wilt Disease

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources would like residents in state to watch for any appearance of oak wilt in their trees from April 15 to July 15. Red oak trees are at risk then because oak wilt can be transmitted from diseased to healthy trees during this period of time...... Read More

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How to Handle Beech Bark Disease

Written by Bill Byl | Tuesday, Febuary 19, 2015

Yet another threat to West Michiganís forests and trees is emerging in our area. Beech bark disease results from the relationship between an insect (beech scale) and a combination of species of fungi. Beech scale is an insect that feeds on...... Read More

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Why Do Some Deciduous Trees
Keep Their Leaves In Winter?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, Febuary 17, 2015

This time of year, in late winter, the sky is often gray, and the skyline is a stark outline of bare trees - except for a few odd ones that manage every year to keep their leaves long after raking and bagging season is over...... Read More

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Preventing Girdling Injury To
Your Trees And Bushes

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The heavy and persistent snows of winter during 2013 and 2014 meant that animals who otherwise would have found alternate sources of food turned to trees and bushes for sustenance instead...... Read More

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Do Trees Hibernate In Winter?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Friday, December 19, 2014

Everyone notices in the fall when trees put on their spectacular leaf show in order to preserve their resources to make it through the long, rough winter they face...... Read More

Fall Pruning

Should You Prune Your
Trees During The Fall Season?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Friday, November 7, 2014

Is fall a good time for pruning? Many people have questions about pruning and the best time for pruning the trees on their property...... Read More

Evergreens

Why Are My Evergreens Losing
Their Needles?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Friday, October 17, 2014

Master Gardener hotlines are receiving many calls from gardeners around Michigan concerned about their pines...... Read More

Fall Colors

Why is There Such Beautiful Fall
Color in Michigan?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Michigan, a state of rolling hills and deciduous forests, is a wonderful place to be in early fall. Do you know why our trees put on such a brilliant show this time of year? Read More

Trees Talk

Do Trees Talk To Each Other?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Friday, September 5, 2014

Do trees talk to each other? For some people, even nature lovers, the idea is ludicrous, but recent results of certain scientific...... Read More

Damaged Trees

How to Repair Downed and Damaged Trees in
Kent County After a 2014 Tornado

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, August 5, 2014

In the night of July 7, 2014, an EF1-rated tornado blew through Kent County, leaving in its wake a significant amount of damaged...... Read More

Water Tree

How Much Water Does a Young Tree Need?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

If you were one of the homeowners or tree enthusiasts who planted a tree this spring, you might be wondering...... Read More

Maple Seedlings

Have You Noticed There Are Maple Seedlings Everywhere This Spring?

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Thursday, June 9, 2014

This spring you may have noticed the explosion of maple seedlings in lawns, flower beds, sidewalk cracks and gutters...... Read More

Brown Evergreen

Why Are Evergreens Brown this Spring? Ask an Arborist in Grand Rapids

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Thursday, May 8, 2014

This spring many homeowners are noticing that their conifers and spruces did not fare very well over the winter. They have brown patches..... Read More

Tree Service

Help Grand Rapids Plant Trees this Spring

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Thursday, April 3, 2014

Late winter and early spring is the best time to plant a tree in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a number of reasons...... Read More

Grand Rapids Tree Service

Inspect Your Trees After This Brutal Winter

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A whiff of spring is finally in the air, and we Michiganders will finally have the opportunity to clear off our driveways and sidewalks, to gather up the branches that came down in snowstorms, and to assess the damage of winter..... Read More

Grand Rapids Tree Service

Excavator Removing Pine Tree

Written by Ellie Timpson | Wednesday, February 18, 2014

Just the other week, Timpson Transport, Inc. began construction on a new addition to our office. This called for removing the giant pines growing where the addition foundation.... Read More

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Tree Falls on Bulldozer

Written by Ellie Timpson | Wednesday, February 18, 2014

Three years ago Dad was landscaping the pond across the street from my house. In the same area was a rotted out walnut tree that was just.... Read More

Grand Rapids Tree Service

Addressing Spruce Diseases

Written by Dirk Bakhuyzen III | Monday, December 23, 2013

Our certified arborists at Chop have noticed several outbreaks of spruce disease on the properties we manage.... Read More

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Saving Trees Damaged By Storms

Written by Bert Cregg | Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Heavy storms rolled through many parts of Michigan this week and in a few areas even spawned tornadoes.... Read More

Grand Rapids Tree Removal

Grand Rapids Tree Removal

Written by Chop Staff | Friday, June 28, 2013

Does this sound familiar?

I currently have two tree stumps that have hijacked my otherwise beautiful lawn. Of course they started out looking like beautiful trees... Read More

Grand Rapids Tree Service

Grand Rapids Tree Service

Written by Chop Staff | Friday, June 28, 2013

Chop provides affordable and professional tree removal and pruning services to the greater Grand Rapids area. Our tree service specialists are... Read More

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