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Tips For Pruning The Fruit Tree In Your Backyard

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If you recently moved into a home with a large fruit tree in the backyard, then you need to know how to properly prune it while it is dormant each winter. Without yearly pruning and care, the fruit tree will grow uncontrollably. Uncontrollable growth leads to broken branches and decreased fruit production. The good news is that you can easily learn to prune the tree and keep it growing healthy for years to come. Read More»

Pruning Trees: Why, When, And How

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Trees are gorgeous plants that not only provide oxygen, but they also offer shade, add beauty to your yard, and sometimes are reminders of memories passed (trees planted in memoriam or trees your children used for climbing). Whatever purpose or meaning your trees have for you, it’s important to take good care of your trees in order for them to grow and continue being healthy. Pruning your trees is one way to keep your trees healthy and to promote growth. Read More»

The Smoke Tree: A Low-Maintenance Choice For Small Yards

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Are you looking for a unique tree to add beauty to your small yard? Crabapples and lilacs are lovely, but everyone seems to have them. A more original, easy-to-care-for option may be a smoke tree. Here’s a closer look at this tree variety, its qualities, and how to plant and maintain it. What do smoke trees look like? Smoke trees are named for their flowers, which are said to look like plumes of smoke. Read More»

Have Palm Trees In Your Yard? Get Routine Tree Care To Avoid Common Problems

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Palm trees grow well in tropical climates, but it is still possible for them to have a host of issues. They are well adapted to handle hurricane conditions by moving with the heavy winds. These trees can also provide homeowners with a lot of shade when they grow into maturity and their fronds tower over homes. But, while you may have an okay time with maintaining them on your own, you should consider routine tree care as a means to avoid common problems and to ensure a long and healthy life for your palm trees. Read More»

Three Things You Need To Know About Black Knot Fungus

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Black knot fungus is a disease that can affect trees within the Prunus genus. Trees in this genus include trees that produce stone fruits, like cherry trees or peach trees. This disease can destroy not only your backyard fruit crop but your trees themselves; here are three things you need to know about black knot fungus. What are the signs of black knot fungus? At first, trees with black knot fungus have small lumps on their branches that are an olive-green color. Read More»

Evergreen Tree Care Tips

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Evergreen trees are often seen as low maintenance since they remain green year round and don’t seem as prone to pests or diseases as other types of trees. While this is true to an extent, it’s also important to remember that low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance. The following tips will help you keep your evergreen trees healthy and looking good. Tip #1: Water year around In the summer months, evergreen trees usually get sufficient water from your regular lawn watering routine, as long as you water near the trees at least once a week. Read More»

2 Tree Diseases That Can Strike The Western Larch

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Western larch trees are large, colorful conifers that have pine-like green needles that turn yellow in fall, brown to red cones, and seeds that attract a variety of birds. The larch, which offers different color attractiveness throughout the year, is a great addition to larger homes in need of a combination of ornamental and shade tree. Do you own a western larch already or plan to purchase a larch soon? Become a responsible tree parent by learning about the potential tree diseases that can strike the western larch and how a landscaping service can help maintain the beauty, health, and longevity of your tree. Read More»

Answering Common Questions About Tree Removal

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The trees that are on your property can be a source of beauty and shade. However, it is an unfortunate fact that you will likely need to have one or more of the trees removed at some point or another. If you are unfamiliar with tree removal, you might benefit from having a couple of the more routine questions about this task answered. Should You Remove Trees That Are Close to Your House? Read More»

The Plight Of The Elm Tree: What You Can Do To Help

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Elm trees are tall, green and stately components of properties across the United States. Unfortunately, a disease known as Dutch elm disease has been threatening these trees for decades. Caused by three related species of fungi in the Ophiostoma genus, Dutch elm disease is deadly and always claims the lives of trees that it infects. In order to eradicate Dutch elm disease and protect the mighty elm trees of the U. Read More»

Arrange To Keep Your Mulch For These Jobs After Your Trees Are Trimmed

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When you hire a tree service for a major job, the crew will likely arrive not only with their cutting tools, but also with a brush chipper. Instead of hauling away the trimmings after the cutting work is done, the crew will feed the branches into the chipper to make mulch. In most cases, the crew will depart with the mulch, but if you ask in advance, you can often negotiate a deal for keeping this valuable material for yourself. Read More»