Plant a Tree This Fall
When we think about the best time of year to plant, we generally think of spring. But late summer/early fall is also a good time to plant a tree. If the tree is planted in early fall, it will have enough time to establish its root system before the ground freezes. Choosing the Right Tree […]
Manage Your Trees with a Homeowner’s Association
If you live in a neighborhood that is part of a Homeowner’s Association, managing trees in common areas is the responsibility of the HOA. Well-cared-for trees are valuable and important assets to your community. Trees improve the overall quality of life and enjoyment of the residents. Homeowner associations often have trees that were planted by […]
The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees
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 […]
Why Urban Trees are Under So Much Stress
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 […]
Why Would You Need a Consulting Arborist?
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, […]
How to Design Your Optimal Landscape
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 […]
Roundheaded Borers are in my Tree – What Can I do About Them?
c/o: Andreas Krappweis Roundheaded Borers are in my Tree – What Can I do About Them? Roundheaded borers are pests that tend to attack mostly shade trees. They may also be referred to as long-horned borers. There are more than 1400 species of roundheaded borers, and they attack both hardwood and deciduous trees. These borers […]
A Closer Look at the Various Types of Borers
Insect borers are structural pests that live in trees and shrubs, causing aesthetic and economic damage. What these tiny, but damaging, pests do is tunnel through the inside of the tree, eating away until the tree becomes vulnerable and weakened. By the time the signs of an infestation are noticed, it may be too late. […]
Is Spring or Fall the Best Time to Plant a Tree?
c/o: Ned Horton 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. […]