Tree Care

Insects That Kill Trees

Insects That Kill Trees

There are many insects that kill trees. 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 …

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Tips for Planting Trees

Tips for Planting Trees

Need some tips for planting trees? 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 …

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Over-mulching can be dangerous

Over-Mulching Can Kill Your Plants

Over-mulching can be dangerous. 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 …

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Mulch benefits for your landscape

Mulch Benefits for Plants

Mulch benefits your landscape. 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 …

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Mature Trees Care

Tips for Beautiful Mature Trees Care

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 …

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Healthy Tree

10 Helpful Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Tree

The average tree has a lifespan of anywhere from 50 to 75 years, although many live much longer than that. However, if you want your trees to last for a long time, you need to find ways to maintain optimal tree health. Do you want to learn more about tree maintenance, trimming, pruning, and more? Keep …

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Dying Tree

10 Signs of a Dying Tree You Shouldn’t Ignore

Do you know the signs of a dying tree? If trees surround your home, you should be aware of your trees’ health-  for safety reasons if nothing else. OSHA says that trees are more dangerous than sharks, in terms of the damage they do. Each year, more people die from falling trees than from shark attacks. …

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