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Live Versus Artificial Christmas Trees
At this time every year, many are faced with a big decision. Do we want a live or artificial Christmas tree? There are many factors in play when making that decision. Some involve family traditions, others social concerns and still others involve environmental issues. I’m not qual ified to offer advice on keeping family traditions […]
It’s that time of year again when families gather to give thanks for all that has been good this year. This gathering centers around food, the universal symbol of hospitality. Our Birchcrest family will be gathered with their families, secure in the knowledge that we have done our best to serve every customer with the […]
Schedule Tree Pruning
Ever wonder what arborists do in the winter? Practical wisdom might lead you to answer that they go skiing, ice climbing or go to Florida. The truth is, though, that they stay here and continue working. Arborists dress for the weather and take extra precautions on slippery surfaces. They’re used to it and trained to […]
Plan Snow Removal With Your Landscape In Mind
When the snow begins falling in your driveway and on your sidewalks, your only thoughts are how to get rid of it. The last thing on your mind is the landscape under the snow. However, where you throw or pile up snow this winter can have a significant impact on the plants hunkering down under […]
Why Mulch Planting Beds For Winter?
Your deciduous trees and shrubs have lost their leaves and the perennials are standing but brown. So, here’s the answer to the title question. Mulch is a regulator. It moderates the temperature of the soil beneath it and regulates the rate at which moisture seeps into the soil. Organic mulch like wood chips provide the […]