Archive | October 2014
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Ever Dissect A Tree?
Surely, you’ve seen a cross cut wood round. Many of you have probably even cut some. However, have you ever dissected a tree to see the various layers? It’s like peeling an onion. The Arbor Day Foundation has created a descriptive illustration showing the relationship in size, as well as structure, of the various layers. […]
Whose Tree Is It Anyway?
When you first moved into your home, you planted a tree just inside your property line. So, it’s your tree, right? Maybe. It depends on how much it has grown and whether any of the trunk is now in your neighbor’s yard. In most cases, a tree positioned on a property line is considered common […]
Protecting Your Tender Plants This Winter
Do you keep a garden or plant diary as I suggested in a previous blog? Do you know which plants in your landscape are too tender to survive the winter? If you’ve been keeping a diary, you probably have a list of plants that need extra protection. If you just started keeping one, this will […]
You Can Breathe Easier If You Have An Attractive Landscape
Previous blogs have dealt with the economic benefits of a well landscaped yard, but now the U.S. Forest Service has confirmed the health benefits as well. The Forest Service recently released its first national study on the broad-scale impacts of pollution removal by trees. Researchers found that trees are saving more than 850 human lives […]