Plant Health Care (PHC) What We Do & Why We Do It: Our Plant Health Care (PHC) program is designed to manage the health, structure, and appearance of trees and plants in the landscape within our client’s expectations. With a holistic approach, our Plant Health Care Technician will focus on developing and maintaining healthy trees […]
Are the trees in your yard healthy & thriving?
Compromised Tree Health Many contributing factors compromise tree health: storm damage, heat, drought, varying weather conditions, increase in pests & diseases, fungal & bacterial infections from the rain, etc. These factors contribute to the overall decline of the tree. The root system is the “root” of the issue for many of these factors (pun intended). […]
The Grinch Returns!
For over two decades we have offered Free Christmas Tree Chipping as a service to our community. Last year, something odd and slightly magical occurred. The Grinch showed up and did our job for us. To be fair, he stole our equipment and we should probably press charges but honestly, we found him kind of […]
What is Emerald Ash Borer?
What is Emerald Ash Borer? Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive pest from Asia that has killed tens of millions of ash trees throughout the United States since it was first discovered in Michigan in 2002. EAB was first detected in Vermont in 2018 and has been spreading through the state ever since. Through […]
The Threat of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
What is Hemlock Woolly Adelgid? The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) is a small, aphid-like insect that feeds on the sap of hemlock trees. Native to Japan, it has become an invasive species in Eastern North America due to a lack of natural predators. As HWA feeds on the sap of trees it dries out the […]
O Christmas Tree, Get Chipped for Free
Tis the Season of Free Christmas Tree Chipping While we are still enjoying the magic of the season, we know all things will eventually come to an end. When it’s time to remove the garland and lights, we’ll be ready to take that Christmas tree off your hands! Since 1994 Black Diamond has offered this […]
Beauty of Vermont: Enhancing Your Home
What is the most beautiful thing in life besides family? The world around us, the property we live on, and the state we call home. Vermont has always had a special sort of beauty, one that is celebrated over and over again in landscape postcards, sprawling drone footage, and even our nickname; “The Green Mountain […]
Black Diamond Tree Service Deemed Essential Business
Governor Scott has announced all non-essential businesses must close and advises residents to stay home as COVID-19 cases rise. We recognize the uncertainty of these times and we want to assure you that we are taking the necessary measures and precautions to remain a healthy and safe resource for you. Tree Care has been deemed […]
Winter Management Conference Update
In February, we (Bill and Denise) took a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to attend the Tree Care Industry Association’s (TCIA) annual Winter Management Conference (WMC). The overall purpose of this trip was to step away from working in our business so we could work on our business. A large portion of our time was […]
How to Prevent Ice-storm Damage
Preventing Ice Storm Damage Part of preventing ice damage is planning in advance. If you’re thinking of adding new trees, consider the size they are likely to grow to, where the limbs may extend to, and dangers that could be 25 years down the line. If your trees are already planted and you don’t have […]
Black Diamond Tree Service: Meet the Team
CORE VALUES: Safety, Integrity, Excellence, Efficiency = Professionalism. Our team of top-notch tree care professionals deserves a little bit of extra attention this month. As November is a season for giving thanks, we want to share what a difference each of these people make in our lives, our client’s lives, and our business. Plus, let’s […]
Early Fall Color Could be a Sign of Tree Distress
In many parts of Vermont, people will soon enjoy one of nature’s finest shows – fall foliage. Color-changing leaves make for a beautiful display, but early changes in leaf-color can be a sign that your tree is stressed and vulnerable to insect and disease attack. Not all trees and regions change color at the same […]