Who's An Arborist?

An arborist is someone who is trained in the art and science of planting, maintaining and caring for trees. Certified arborists have to pass a comprehensive exam and abide by a code of ethics. At Almstead, all our arborists are certified. In addition, they are members of various professional organizations. Their in-depth knowledge and experience allows them to advise clients about property management, vendor coordination and other issues that relate to and impact your landscape.

EAB Update:

Treat Your Ash Trees Now to Prevent Emerald Ash Borer Infestations


It is estimated that New York State will lose about 900 million Ash trees in the next 15 years to the Emerald Ash Borer. The Department of Agriculture is taking steps to slow the spread of this invasive beetle in public forests and urban area by creating quarantine boundaries. Restricted zones have been set up in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut where infected trees and wood can be removed, treated or destroyed. Movement of firewood and ash in the region is also under federal and state quarantine.

For homeowners and commercial entities, it is important to remember that we can inject Ash trees to successfully resist Emerald Ash Borer infestations. However, treatment must begin BEFORE the first attack. Your Almstead arborist can visit to your property and suggest the best possible course of action.

Spring/Summer 2015

Also in This Issue:

Arbor Day Celebrations


Almstead celebrated Arbor Day this year with many significant events all across the region.

“We are always pleased to join our local communities in making Arbor Day celebrations meaningful and inspiring,” said Ken Almstead, CEO. “Once again, arborists from each of our branch offices, along with Almstead support team and staff, were able to participate in exciting events in their regions...” (more)

A Unique Approach To Lawn Care


At Almstead, our approach to lawn care takes into account the health of your entire landscape by drawing on wisdom from both traditional and organic care methods. Our goal is to maintain a healthy balance between your turf and other landscaping. With this in mind, we offer three separate comprehensive lawn care programs: Organic Based, Pure Organic, and Traditional... (more)

Mature Tree Preservation


Well-preserved mature trees add irreplaceable value to any property. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, mature trees also absorb carbon dioxide, odors and pollutant gases, provide oxygen, prevent erosion of soil, and cool the landscape. Many trees are capable of long outliving us, yet trees that live outside of forests often don’t get the chance... (more)

Letter from the CEO


As I write this article, summer is finally approaching after a long and cold winter and equally dry, late and hot spring. The record-breaking winter temperatures, which never allowed a thawing, along with the 2nd warmest May on record for our region, truly have tested our landscapes. The abundance of salt applied this winter didn’t help this situation and you can clearly see where this impact was greatest... (more)

Places to Visit

Pelham Bay Park

More Invasive Pests

Southern Pine Beetle

Trees to Consider

Crape Myrtle


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Mulching: Functional & Effective


If applied correctly, mulch can be very beneficial to your landscape. Mulch is material that is laid over the surface of the soil to help retain moisture in the soil, provide nutrients, suppress weeds, protect against extreme temperatures, and make the landscape look more attractive... (more)

Tick & Mosquito Alert!

Ticks and mosquitoes are much more than a mere annoyance. They can also transmit several serious illnesses. Almstead provides safe and effective tick and mosquito control for your property. We offer a range of treatment options, including organic programs. Our arborists and technicians are licensed experts in tick and mosquito control and understand how to make your property less hospitable to these dangerous insects. Click here for more information.



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