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Cherry Blossom Care: Understanding The Basics

When I bought a house with a cherry blossom tree in the front yard, I couldn't wait for that first blooming season to see the tree fill out. I knew that the tree needed care, but I wasn't sure how I was supposed to treat it. I called my local tree service and had them show me what it needed to keep it strong. I took all of the information they shared with me and everything else I've learned and created this site. I hope that the information here helps you take care of your blossoming trees so that you can enjoy their beauty every season.

Got An Unsightly Tree Stump In Your Yard? Here Are A Few Techniques To Get Rid Of It

8 February 2017
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After days and weeks of toiling, planting, shoveling, and fertilizing, you're finally close to creating the backyard of your dreams. However, there is one eye sore that is still standing in your way, and you're not exactly sure how to eliminate it: a tree stump. Tree stumps can be tricky to get rid of, especially if you don't have the right tools and know-how. Here are a few simple methods you can use to eliminate tree stumps and when to know it's time to call a professional: Read More …

Why Is Your Oak Tree Languishing?

18 January 2017
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Has your oak tree started to look a bit worse for wear? Maybe entire branches seem to be dying or the leaves are beginning to curl. Perhaps there are black cankers (or sores) on the trunk. Chances are, your oak tree has one of several fungal diseases that affect oak species. Here's a look at the most common of these diseases and what to do about them. Oak Wilt Oak wilt is most common in red and white oaks, but it can affect pin oaks and live oaks, too. Read More …

Why Isn’t Your Plum Tree Producing Plums?

18 January 2017
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Having a plum tree in your yard can provide you with a great source of sweet, juicy fruit -- if your plum tree actually produces any plums! If you have a plum tree that is bearing little to no fruit, it's important to figure out what's causing this lack of production so you can (hopefully) do something about it. Here's a look at the common reasons why a plum tree may not produce. Read More …

How To Remove Tree Stumps

3 January 2017
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When trees on your property die or are damaged from a storm, you are often left with an unsightly stump that can be difficult to remove.  While large and difficult stumps may call for the services of a professional, there are some ways to get rid of small stumps on your own. Give these techniques a try. Manual Removal This method works best for small trees or trees with a shallow root system, such as pine trees. Read More …

Five Low Maintenance Trees For Your Commercial Landscape

28 December 2016
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Although it's important that commercial property is attractive and well-kept, one of the last things commercial property owners want is high maintenance landscaping. Because trees are the focal point of most commercial landscaping, making the right selections for your individual needs and preferences is essential. Following are five of the best low maintenance-yet-attractive trees for your consideration.  Crape Myrtle If you like showy summer flowers but don't like the heavy water and fertilizer requirements usually associated with flowing trees, consider planting Crape Myrtles on your commercial property. Read More …