Common Tree Diseases in North Carolina

May 24, 2022
Tree diseases can occur and cause unsightly blemishes on any tree or death if untreated.  If the disease is discovered early, it can usually be treated.  Here is a closer look at some of the most common tree diseases in North Carolina. Brown Spot Needle Blight:  It causes pine tree needles to turn brown and …

The Best Trees to Plant in NC

May 07, 2022
The best trees to plant in North Carolina provide shade from the sun, privacy, and curb appeal.  While many trees will flourish in the state, some species are more successful and easier to care for than others.  Here are a variety of popular options to help you choose the best tree for you. Dogwood Trees …

Insects That Kill Trees

April 21, 2022
Insects feed on trees like a parasite and are one of the main causes of deforestation.  They can weaken your tree’s health and make it easier for tree diseases to attack.  Learning to identify harmful insects is vital to ensuring the long-term health of your trees.  Here are some common insects to look for to …
Shade Trees in Charlotte

Best Shade Trees for Charlotte Area

April 07, 2022
Shade trees offer many benefits.  They provide natural shade to help protect your family and pets from the hot sun.  Trees will add beauty, character, and privacy for years to your home.  They can even save money by cooling your home and reducing your energy bill.  Here are some of the best shade trees to …
Tips for planting new trees

Tips for Planting Trees

March 21, 2022
With the warmer weather many are looking to improve their landscape by planting a tree.  Garden centers have a large selection of trees in the spring. Remember when planting, young trees are delicate and can easily be influenced by changes in the weather, temperature, and precipitation.  Here are some tips for successfully planting a tree. …
Over Mulching

Over-Mulching Can Kill Your Plants

March 07, 2022
A recent and serious trend has been over-mulching landscape plants. Although a fresh layer of mulch may look nice, you could be using too much mulch.  Mulch volcanoes is the term used when mulch is piled high directly against the plant trunks, creating a volcano shape.  This can cause stress and deterioration of the plants. Here …

Why Evergreen Trees Stay Green

February 21, 2022
Deciduous and evergreen are two types of trees.  Each type has a different life cycle.  Deciduous trees lose their leaves in the fall and evergreen trees keep their leaves during the fall and winter.  Both types use photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into oxygen and sugars which gives the leaves their green …

Mulch Benefits for Plants

February 07, 2022
Mulch is an organic or inorganic material applied to the soil surface to conserve soil moisture, moderate soil temperature, prevent weed growth, protect tree roots, and prevent soil compaction.  Organic materials used for mulch include wood chips, pine needles, bark, leaves, hay, and straw.  Crushed limestone, gravel, stone chips, river rock and rubber are inorganic …

Tips for Beautiful Mature Tree Care

January 21, 2022
Beautiful mature trees are to be valued and preserved.  They provide landscape beauty and shade which increase home value and reduce energy consumption.  Other benefits include blocking wind, absorbing traffic noise, improving air quality, and reducing storm water runoff.    Mature trees require special care to stay healthy.  Follow these maintenance tips to ensure your mature …

Tree Care Mistakes to Avoid

January 07, 2022
Tree care mistakes are common. Most yards have trees which boost the curb appeal and provide relief from the heat.  With proper care they can provide beauty and shade for years.  Here are some common mistakes to avoid so they will stay healthy. Pruning It is important to cut away any dead or overgrown branches …