Tag Archive | Tree

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 […]

Trees Can Get Sunburn, Too

Did you think only you could get sunburn? Your trees can, too. It’s not a common problem in our area, but it does occur. It’s caused by the same conditions that sunburn us – sudden exposure to high heat and intense sun rays. Drought stress can also contribute to sunburned trees. The big difference between […]

How To Make Arbor Day A Family Fun Day

Friday April 27 is Arbor Day in New York, but there’s nothing wrong with observing it the following day, on Saturday, when everyone is available for a family outing. That outing should start in your yard, not by piling in the car and going off to the garden center. Rather than buying a tree and […]