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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 […]

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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Planting Trees in Fall

Planting trees in the fall offers many advantages over planting trees in the spring. To name a few: “Transpiration is low and root generation potential is high. The temperatures are typically moderate to cool, and are easier on the plants so there is less chance for the trees to be stressed by extreme heat. The […]

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Best Small Trees

Looking for small trees for your landscape? Small trees can add distinct beauty and accepts for a stunning, well-designed yard. They also come with the bonus of less maintenance without compromising any beauty. Here are some of our favorite small trees to consider planting in your yard. (If you’re looking specifically for the best trees […]

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How does planting trees reduce air pollution?

One of the major benefits of planting trees is the accomplished feeling of doing something good for the environment. And with 127 million Americans alone affected by air pollution, we need solutions. We see countless campaigns dedicated to planting trees in areas that have been deforested, and we even celebrate Arbor Day each year — […]

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How to Buy Trees Online

Buying trees online is much easier than you might think! If you’ve never shopped online for trees, don’t worry — we’ll tell you everything you need to know about buying trees online in this article. Before we get started, a quick word on the benefits of buying trees online. Not only is it more convenient […]

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Best Places for Boxwoods

Boxwoods aren’t just for hedges anymore. The compact, bushy shape and pretty little leaves of the Japanese boxwood make a handsome, fine textured evergreen shrub that can be used effectively in many parts of the home landscape. A Japanese boxwood pruned by the thinning method (as opposed to formal shearing – see Perfect Plants’ Basic […]

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Landscaping Around Trees

While we may be accustomed to seeing trees standing all by themselves in yards across neighborhoods, it’s actually better tree care to grow other plants and flowers around trees. But how many of us actually consider how to landscape trees when we create our yard design? Not many at all! Most people don’t even know […]

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Comparison of Different Types of Pecan Tree Varieties

There are more than 500 named pecan varieties, but just a handful are widely planted in the United States. For the homeowner or small scale commercial orchardist, the important differences between types of pecan trees include: pollination type; timing of flowering; size of the nut; shell thickness; tendency to bear in alternate years; age at […]

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Pollination in Fruit Trees

Pollination is the transfer of pollen grains from the male part of a blossom to the female part of a blossom. Fertilization occurs within the ovary when a sperm cell from a pollen grain unites with an egg to produce an embryo which then develops into a seed. After fertilization, the ovary that contains the […]

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Fruit Trees for the Midwest

There are many different kinds of fruit trees that are well adapted for growing in the American Midwest. The backyard orchardist can choose from popular apple, pear, Asian pear, peach, nectarine, cherry, and plum tree varieties. A little more obscure, but just as much fun to grow are persimmons and pawpaws. Growing your own fruit […]

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Privacy Trees

  Privacy trees are trees that we plant to act as screens in order to block an unwanted view out of, or into, our property. In addition to providing privacy, these living fences also block noise, reduce air pollution, and slow the wind. We love the appearance of a living privacy fence, and appreciate the […]