1. Selecting the Right Tree for the Right Location

    Now that Arbor Day has past, people have started thinking more about the importance of planting trees. Trees are wonderful for our planet at large, but they offer many benefits to our own yards and communities that give us additional incentive to keep our yards evolving. If you feel that your yard is lacking something but you’re not sure what, it may be time to plant a few trees. Trees add shade…Read More

  2. Is Spring or Fall the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

    The spring season is synonymous with all things green, and that includes planting trees. But spring isn’t the only time of the year when you can plant trees – fall is a great time, too. Many people overlook planting trees in the fall because they are prepping their yards for the winter. Yet planting a tree during the fall season has many benefits because of the cooler temps that are gentler on…Read More

  3. Recognizing Anthracnose and its Symptoms

    Anthracnose is a fungal disease that attacks plants and trees, and it’s very serious. This type of fungus comes out during the wet, cool spring months, and although it can affect a variety of shrubs and trees, its main threat is to dogwoods. Other trees that can suffer from anthracnose include maples, oaks, sycamores and ashes. Since this fungal disease can be fatal, it’s important that you kn…Read More

  4. Vines and Trees

    Vines are an invasive plant that often cause problems with the health of your trees.  English ivy and other vines growing up the trunk and branches can choke off and eventually kill the host tree.  Additionally, in severe cases they may inhibit photosynthesis by blocking sunlight.  Vines add tremendous weight, especially when accompanied by ice and can break off branches or even contribute to t…Read More

  5. Plant it right from the start!

    You can avoid a lot of tree problems down the road by simply selecting the right tree and then planting it correctly.  The landscape is full of trees that were doomed from the start because of either poor selection or poor planting techniques.  Trees can be expensive to buy and even more expensive to deal with unnecessary future health issues. First things first.  Start out by selecting the rig…Read More

  6. Cat Rescue

    Michael Binger, an ISA Certified Arborist with Growing Earth Tree Care, rescued a kitten that was stranded about 70 feet up in a tree.  The kitten jumped into Michael's arms as the climber made his way up to him.  The kitten's owner and various onlookers called him a hero for his efforts.  He found out about the kitten when a friend alerted him to the situation on Facebook. Thousands of cats an…Read More