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…

Tree Care

Deciduous Tree Pruning in the Dormant Season

Temperatures are beginning to plunge and winter is setting in. With the change in seasons, deciduous trees have either begun to or have completely shed their leaves, entering into dormancy. Dormancy is one of the most amazing natural processes by which deciduous plants, shrubs and trees shed their leaves, slow Read more…

Tree Care

Winter Protection for Evergreens, Trees, and Plants

With winter right around the corner, it’s time to take measures to protect some of your greatest garden investments. Ornamental shrubs, young shade trees, deciduous, and evergreens will need some help to make it through harsh winter weather. Heavy snow and accumulated ice can break limbs and branches or even Read more…

Tree Care

Trees Silently Communicate Below the Surface

Until working closely with trees, one might assume that a tree’s root system only draws moisture and nutrients for that tree. Another popular assumption is that root systems compete for space, water, and nutrients. While some of that is partly true, trees are – in fact – communicating with each Read more…

Tree Care

Saving a Tree Struck by Lightning

For some of you, the title of this article may seem far-fetched, but there are cases when a tree can remain and heal after lightning hits it. Rain and lightning storms occur frequently, and often trees are struck. Outlined below, we are going to detail what happens to the tree Read more…

Tree Care

Climbing Vines are Tree Killers

All vines will cause structural damage as they grow on trees. Vines literally glue themselves to the bark of a tree as they climb, that increased weight can potentially break branches. The vines capture more wind, snow and ice than what the tree is used to and capable of supporting, Read more…