It’s Time for Pumpkins, Hot Cider, and Tree Surveys

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It’s that time of year again!

Pumpkins, hot cider, and leaves changing color and falling to the ground. As you watch the Michigan landscape turn into a collage of reds, oranges, and yellows, you may be thinking that you have lost another year to get a tree survey complete for your property. However, that is not the case.

Did you know that the bark, buds, and twig configuration are actually more helpful when identifying a tree correctly? While leaves are helpful, they are not the only indication of a tree’s species. The weather this time of year allows our skilled team to move through densely wooded areas quickly and with a greater range of visibility.

PEA Group’s ecological team continually attends seminars and trainings throughout the year to refresh their skills and learn new tricks, such as viewing the color of twig pith, or crushing and smelling a bud as the scent is a great tool for identifying a plant.

Our ecological department is ready and eager to assist in identifying any type of woody plants (aka trees), even when they are dormant. Even as the days grow colder and shorter, PEA Group is available to conduct your tree survey. Remember, no leaves, no problem!


Theresa Pardington, PLA, PWS, ISA-CA

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