Tag Archive | Tree

What Frost Means For Your Landscape

Meteorologists are talking about frost. That means winter can’t be far off. But what is frost and what does it mean for your landscape? Frost is ice crystals that form when the temperature dips down near freezing. When it’s warmer, we call this moisture dew. The official frost temperature is 36°F. When the temperature reaches […]

Do You Need To Fertilize This Fall?

The simple answer is yes if you had to fertilize last fall and/or this spring. If you don’t have to fertilize on a regular basis, you probably won’t have to this fall, either. The job of fertilizing is, arguably, one of the most misunderstood aspects of horticulture, and it isn’t helped by those who refer […]

Good Time To Prune Evergreens

June is the best month to prune your evergreen trees and shrubs, especially the conifers. Most have completed their new growth by now so it’s unlikely that you’ll have to repeat the process when more new growth appears. New growth is lighter green than the normal color. The needles are much softer, even on plants […]

Help Your Trees Welcome Spring

Your deciduous trees’ leaf buds are swelling and getting ready to burst forth into a crown of green. Will the branches be able to carry the extra weight of all those leaves? One way to be sure is to have your trees inspected by one of our Certified Arborists and pruned, if needed, before they […]

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 […]

There Are More Bugs Than EAB

The emerald ash borer’s aggressiveness has taken some of the heat off landscape pests that may appear more benign. However, these other pests are still around and need to be controlled. It is nearly impossible to completely eradicate an insect. However, they can be controlled. Aphids and scale never take a break from eating. That’s because they reproduce […]