Learn how trees earn and save you money while increasing your health. 
Global Tree Preservation
The Value of Trees

We need trees.
  Trees benefit us socially, environmentally, economically, and communally.  Here are a few ways: 
  • “One acre of forest absorbs six tons of carbon dioxide and puts out four tons of oxygen.  This is enough to meet the annual needs of 18 people." – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture 
  • Tree leaves filter and remove dust and particulates from the air
  • Trees lower noise levels 
  • Leaves absorb carbon dioxide, in turn absorbing other air pollutants giving us clean oxygen back 
  • Reduce stormwater runoff and erosion
  • Improve water quality through purification by slowing and filtering rain water
  • Healthy, large trees increase property values and make outdoor surroundings more pleasant
  • An ornamental tree displays beautiful flowers, leaves, bark,or fruit.  
  • “In laboratory research, visual exposure to settings with trees has produced significant recovery from stress within five minutes, as indicated by changes in blood pressure and muscle tension.” – Dr. Roger S. Ulrich Texas A&M University
  • Trees give protection from sun, rain, sleet, and hail
  • "Street trees also improve the curb appeal of a neighborhood, increasing real estate values by 5-20%.” - ISA
  • A tree or shrub that produces fruit can provide food for the owner or wildlife
  • Street trees decrease the glare from pavement, reduce runoff and reflected heat, and filter out pollutants from vehicles
  • Trees can become a screen for privacy
You can see a direct influence on the heating and cooling costs of your home:
  • “Trees properly placed around buildings can reduce air conditioning needs by 30% and can save 25-50% in energy used for heating” – USDA Forest Service 
  • Evergreens with dense, persistent foliage can provide a windbreak
  • Trees block winter winds and reduce "chill factor" 
  • 35°F lower hard surface temperature under tree shade than in full summer sun -  Kim Coder, University of GA
  • 20°F lower temperature on a site from trees - Kim Coder, University of GA - Kim coder, University of GA-
  • 50% wind speed reduction by shade trees yielded 7% reduction in heating energy in winter  - Kim Coder, University of GA

You can reduce your heating and cooling bills by:

  • Save 10% when cooling components are shaded with a small woody shrub or tree (with no air flow reduction)
  • Place evergreen trees 30 ft. away from your home, in the path of prevailing winter winds to serve as a windbreak 
  • Don't plant evergreens too close, or they will block the warming winter sun
  • Plant trees on the west wall side of your home for the best cooling cost savings - Kim Coder, University of Georgia
  • Deciduous trees planted on the east and west sides of your home provide shade to cool your home in the summer, and the sun will be able to shine through, warming your home in the winter

Trees are a wise investment in our health as well as a wise monetary investment.  Landscaped homes increase the value of your property, and directly benefit you. 

Connect:  Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" is a movie about tree preservation - now playing in theatres.  Join us and plant a tree today.

Good Stock, Properly Planted Tree

  • May cost more initially
  • Less maintenance cost over lifetime
  • Planted with appropriate fertilizer feeds the trees needs
  • Typically has 1 dominant stem
  • Has well spaced, firmly attached branches
  • The trunk has no wounds or damage
  • Right tree, right spot
  • Looks, and is, healthier
  • Will give greater yields of fruit
  • Healthy trees are less prone to insect attacks and disease outbreaks
  • Less chance of tree mortality

Poor Stock, Improperly Planted

  • May or may not cost less initially
  • Crushed or circling roots in an undersized container
  • Girdled roots damage stems, restrict vascular/nutrient flow
  • Wrong tree, wrong spot
  • Large growing tree planted under powerlines
  • Costs more over lifetime to correct initial problems
  • Multi stem
  • Planted with wrong or no fertilizer
  • Branches grow into each other
  • Trunk wounds from improper handling or pruning
  • Covering the root flare with dirt or mulch; planting too deep
  • Staked too tightly
  • Placed in a small hole in hard dirt

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Odis Sisk
ISA Certified Arborist

Rachel Sisk 
Office Manager

GAA TCC 2013

Odis decided to chair the Georgia Arborist Association's Annual Tree Climbing Championship again for 2013.  In addition, we plan to add an instructional Arbor Camp as well as Seminar Series open to the public.  It is tentatively scheduled for the 2nd weekend in March, 2013.

Recent Testimonials

  • "It's nice to see Tree Service professionals that don't just specialize in removing them."  - F.H.
  • "HUGE IMPROVEMENT!  Thanks for the recovery work.  Especially excited too for future fruit capability!"             - D.W.
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