Tree Care

5 Evergreen Shrubs for Shade – Zone 8

No landscape, deck, pool, backyard, or outdoor living area in zone 8 is complete until your shrubs provide refreshing year-round shade from the sun. For those living in USDA plant hardiness zone 8, summers can be hot and stifling, and winters cold but short-lived. Planting evergreen shrubs strategically on your Read more…

Tree Care

How to Save a Dying Evergreen Tree

Trees like all living things have a lifecycle. During that lifecycle, they may experience periods of growth, illness, infestation, severe weather, and a myriad of other factors that may influence their livelihood, including their age. The team at thetreecareguide.com has researched some of the leading evergreen ailments and their solutions Read more…

Tree Care

Tree Health – How Roots Grow

With the exception of the first formed roots (which respond to gravity) tree roots can grow in the ground, on the surface of the ground, in water, and in the air. Roots grow when the environment supplies nutrients, oxygen, warmth, and water. Tree roots do not have a predetermined growth Read more…

Tree Care

Tree Pruning Purpose, Techniques, and Safety

Tree trimming and tree pruning are relatively easy tasks if you know what to look for, how to make proper cuts, and when you should call a professional tree service. The height, shape, and health of your trees can all be determined by the way you trim and prune them. Read more…

Pest Prevention

Spring Tree Care Begins Before Winter Ends

Winter has arrived and from the looks of it, it is going to be a colder than usual season. While that may seem like bad news, it is a best-case scenario for the spring health of your trees. Longer-harsher winters, with periods of sustained freezes, suppress the tree pest population. Read more…