tree care

Chestnuts in a Bag, grow a chestnut tree

How to Grow a Chestnut Tree In Your Garden

Having a lofty chestnut tree in your garden can be a challenge, but a rewarding one for sure! These historic trees provide some of the sweetest nuts that bring the holiday season straight to your pallet. Learn more about how to grow a chestnut tree in your garden. These trees grew naturally in North America […]

Browning Cypress

Why Is My Bald Cypress Tree Turning Brown?

The bald cypress tree is a hardy plant with a fighting spirit that can thrive in USDA Agriculture plant hardiness zones from 5 – 10. Most gardeners and horticulturists will find that this tree is easy to take care of and rarely runs into plant problems involving pests, fungal diseases, and environmental conditions. If your […]

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How to Prune a Young River Birch Tree

Why Prune Trees? Pruning encourages healthy plant growth by getting rid of dead branches and overgrown branches. Here are a few reasons why it is crucial for you to prune your young river birch tree to keep it healthy: Avoid Plant Diseases: Pruning helps your river birch tree avoid plant diseases. Decaying plant parts can […]

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Apple Tree Diseases & How to Cure Them

Juicy, delicious, and crisp to bite into – apples are a widely enjoyed fruit around the world for their nectar-sweet and tangy flavor. Unfortunately, growing apples can be a challenge, mainly because of common apple tree diseases.  Apples belong to the rose family (Rosaceae) which is particularly vulnerable to a host of different diseases. Depending […]

Mature Weeping Willow Tree

How to Plant a Weeping Willow Tree

The willow tree is a sight to look at; they are known to make a high focal point in landscaping and increase the attractiveness of your yard, adding an elegant touch. These trees, since ancient times, have been an inspiration for art, poetry, and music. The Willow tree, scientifically known as Salix babylonica, has leaves […]

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How to Plant a Maple Tree

No other tree can outshine a maple when it comes to spectacular fall colors, shade production, and overall landscape beauty. Use these tips for planting a maple tree so you can get off to a great start this planting season. Most of us are familiar with the large-growing varieties of maple trees and have probably enjoyed […]

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How to Save An Evergreen Tree from Dying

The year-round beauty of an evergreen tree makes it a common landscaping choice. The elegance of the evergreen tree, coupled with the much-needed burst of green color during the winter, is a winning combination.  Because the tree stands out so much, when its’ leaves turn brown or start to fall off, it becomes a very […]

Autumn Leaves

3 Tips for Fall Tree Care

Fall is a beloved season for many reasons, and one of those is the beauty of fall foliage coming in shades of orange, yellow, and red. But beyond the beauty, did you know that autumn is an important season for fall tree care tips? Being nestled between summer and winter means that your trees have […]

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Top 5 Early Spring Flowering Trees

IT’S SPRING! Among our favorite early spring blooming trees are: Japanese magnolia (like the Ann or Jane), eastern redbud, flowering dogwood(white and pink), Taiwan cherry, and wild plum. The Japanese magnolias are among the first bloomers of spring flowering trees. Three important types of early blooming Japanese magnolias are: The star magnolias (Magnolia stellata) and […]

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Crape Murder She Wrote…How to Properly Prune Your Crape Myrtle Tree

How and Why to Stop Butchering Your Crape Myrtles in a process called Crape Murder. For one of the toughest plants out there, people seem to have no problem, what can only be described as, murdering these beautiful blooms. Crape Myrtles are one of the most adaptable, pest-free, low maintenance and aesthetically pleasing shrubs that […]