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Thuja Green Giant tree

Where Should I Plant a Thuja Green Giant

Thuja ‘Green Giant’ is a hybrid between the American native, western red cedar (Thuja plicata), and the Asian native, Japanese arborvitae (T. standishii). It was discovered in 1935 growing in a seedling bed in Denmark where they had been growing both parent species. Green Giant was introduced to the United States at the National Arboretum in 1965. Thuja ‘Green Giant’ […]

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Best Fast Growing Privacy Trees for Your Yard

A row of evergreen privacy trees or shrubs can become a living privacy fence that blocks noise, reduces air pollution, slows the wind, and, most noteworthy, hides an unwanted view. It isn’t hard to grow a privacy screen and it doesn’t take as long as you might think. Fast growing privacy trees are your best choice! First […]

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Evergreens in the Winter Landscape

(When the flowers of summer have faded to memory, and the autumn leaves have fallen to compost, it’s nice to have evergreen trees and shrubs to brighten the wintertime landscape. Whether your yard is snowy bright or dreary bleak, seems like evergreens can make a dramatic improvement. Evergreen trees usually are the dominant structural elements […]

Keep your Christmas tree alive and well (and full of holiday cheer) this season!

If you’re just now getting around to putting up your Christmas tree, or even if you’ve already had your tree decorated, lit and present ready for weeks now, these tips and tricks will ensure that your tree is at its prime throughout the entire holiday season! Bringing your tree home Once you have found the […]