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Talking Trees

The Benefits of Hiring an Arborist
Talking Trees

If you search for “tree work gone wrong” on YouTube, you are sure to be flooded with thousands of videos of unqualified tree crews (and a few home owners) causing damage and serious injury. Although it may be fun to watch these videos and laugh at the stupidity or watch in shock as someone’s carless mistake or lack of knowledge wipes out an entire garage, it is important to use these videos as a learning tool and always hire a certified arborist to do your tree work!

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The Place of Trees in the Construction Process
Talking Trees

It seems like everywhere I look new houses and buildings are popping up around Columbus and the surrounding cities. A year ago my wife and I built a new home and Ahlum & Arbor recently moved to a new building this past winter, so I know first-hand that the building process can be fun, exiting and STRESSFUL!

One thing I was very concerned about when building both my home and the company building were the trees! After being involved with numerous construction projects and seeing how the use of large equipment damaged the surrounding trees I was careful to protect the current trees on my property.

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Emerald Ash Borer

It is strongly recommended that property owners consult with a Certified Arborist to discuss appropriate Emerald Ash Borer treatment options to avoid unnecessarily destroying a tree that can be saved.

What is Emerald Ash Borer?

Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive beetle from Asia that has killed millions of ash trees in the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic region and Canada since 2002.

About Ahlum & Arbor

Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation is a full service arboricultural firm providing a complete range of residential and commercial tree care services including customized pruning, insect and disease management, and plant health care programs to maintain and enhance the health of your trees and shrubs.

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Chris Ahlum explains the services offered by Ahlum & Arbor.


Tree and Shrub Pruning

Pruning is one of the most important practices to ensure safety, but proper pruning also preserves
and enhances the health, structure and natural beauty of your trees and shrubs. 

Insect and Disease Management

Preventative treatments and responding promptly at the first indication of a problem is the key to
protecting the health and vigor of your trees and shrubs. Ahlum & Arbor’s approach to insect and
disease management includes the following steps:

Consulting and Evaluation

Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation is routinely called upon to consult on the most challenging tree care,
protection and valuation situations. Some of the specialized arboriculture consulting services performed by Ahlum & Arbor include 


Ahlum & Arbor Tree Preservation

1740 Walcutt Road
Columbus, Ohio 43228

Phone: (614) 876-5622