Tips for Planting New Trees

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Spring is just around the corner, which means more people will be planting trees. Planting a tree is a wonderful way to improve the environment, increase property value and enhance the appearance of a neighborhood. But, if you don’t follow the proper planting techniques, your good efforts can quickly have more disadvantages than advantages. Proper tree planting is something that …

Why Urban Trees are Under So Much Stress

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Urban tree stress is a term that refers to trees that are seeing shorter life spans due to living in urban environments where growing conditions are less than ideal. Trees that grow in natural settings normally don’t see this type of stress, which is why they often live longer lives and experience fuller growth than their urban counterparts. Urban tree …

Why Would You Need a Consulting Arborist?

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Consulting arborists are qualified tree experts who have experience and qualifications in the field of arboriculture. You can think of them as being distinguished authorities on the health, safety and preservation of trees in the environment, much like a doctor would be to a human patient. Consulting arborists are often members of a particular organization, which means they receive ongoing …

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 …

The Problem with Topping Trees

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Topping refers to the drastic removal or cutting back of large branches in trees that are fully mature. The top of the tree is hedged like a bush would be, and the main branches are cut to stubs. It is also sometimes called heading, stubbing or dehorning. Even though many people believe that topping is the right thing to do, …

Have Your Trees Been Attacked by Borers?

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It’s the worst feeling for a homeowner who takes great pride in their landscaping. You notice that your trees are showing signs of decline. They don’t look very healthy, they are growing sporadically and have uneven growth. A closer look shows disturbing signs of beetle-like creatures that have invaded the trees. It’s very possible that your trees have been attacked …

Storm Damage Safety

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When a powerful storm rolls through, it reminds us just how unpredictable Mother Nature can be. The storm itself may cause thunder, lightning and strong winds, but it’s the aftermath of the storm that is most feared. Will there be flooded streets and tunnels? Will trees fall onto homes? Will strong winds knock down power lines? To assess the damage …

How to Design Your Optimal Landscape

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Does your landscape need a refreshing update that captures the beauty and splendor of your home? The lawns and gardens you see in the magazines don’t have to be limited to what you see in pictures. You, too, can have a professional yard that goes beyond the limits of your imagination. And, you don’t have to hire a professional landscaper …

Common Garden Pests Found in the Fall

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Fall is the time of the year when gardeners can breathe a little more. Plants need less irrigation, temperatures are not as hot and many pests have completed the plant-destruction phase of their cycles. Still, there are a handful of pests that make their presence in the fall, so it’s important to be on the lookout. As with all types …

How to Control Aphids in Your Garden

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Aphids can definitely mean trouble for garden, even though they are small and rather innocent looking upon first glance. These tiny pests are pear shaped and about 1/16 to ⅜ of an inch long. Aphids have long antennae, and some have wings. They can be a variety of colors, such as green, pink, yellow, black or gray. The nymphs look …