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Healthy Soil for Healthy Trees

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Importance of Healthy Soil Healthy trees need healthy soil that is rich in nutrients, moisture and structure. In urban environments, soil does not always provide the necessities for healthy trees in the landscape. Compaction, lack of organic material, insufficient pore space, and other critical problems make a harsh environment for root systems. During construction, topsoil is scraped away, natural grades …

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When to Fertilize Your Trees

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When Trees Need Fertilizer Are your trees looking a little peaked? They may be lacking nutrients and need fertilizer. Urban soils are often lack the nutrients that are found naturally in the forest, and trees have a harder time absorbing what is there. There are several factors that can lead to this condition: Competition from grass Elimination of natural sources …

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Urban Tree Stress

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Why do urban trees live shorter lives than trees growing in natural settings? Because of urban tree stress. As the name implies, urban tree stress affects trees growing in urban environments where conditions are not necessarily favorable to natural tree growth. Identifying Urban Tree Stress Urban tree stress can be diagnosed by recognizing a number of different symptoms. It is …

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How to Care for Trees at any Life Stage

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The Lifecycle of Trees Trees have various stages of life, just like humans. Each stage has its own requirements to fit the tree’s needs at that point in the life cycle. Knowing how to care for your trees depends on the stage of the tree’s life. Caring for Seedlings A newborn or seedling typically starts out life as a seed …

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The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees

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Mulch is great for your trees. It helps to retain moisture in the soil and regulates soil temperature, keeping roots at the proper temperature throughout the year. Mulch also reduces damage to roots and trunks from lawn mowers and weed whackers. These devices often cut through the bark into the tree’s vascular system, disrupting the flow of water and nutrients. …

Problems with Tree Roots and How to Deal with Them

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Tree roots can be a major headache for homeowners, and sometimes by the time the roots are visible, it can be too late to fix the situation. Think about how strong tree roots are in the first place. They must be capable of supporting a large tree, so they are incredibly strong and can span over a wide area. If …

Are Those Leaf Spots on my Plants?

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Are Those Leaf Spots on My Plants? No one likes to see leaf spots on their plants, but they are typically minor stresses that will not affect the overall health of the tree. Some leaf spot diseases can cause the plant to lose its leaves, but as long as the plant is healthy, it should grow back new leaves. Leaf …