How a Warmer Winter May Be Affecting Your Plants January 7, 2016
In much of the eastern half of the U.S., typical frigid temperatures and snow were swapped out for sunny skies and warm weather throughout late fall and early winter. Weather reports galore declared that some areas broke record high temperatures.
If your plants have experienced untimely growth through the warm winter, there are a few things you should keep in mind.Read More
Oh Christmas Tree, What is Your History? December 22, 2015
Every year we invite a new tree into our homes to celebrate the Christmas season. Throughout the holidays, we share gifts, laughs and love around it, giving each tree its own story.
Fir, spruce and white pine are often named the most popular trees to share these memories with, but have you ever wondered the story behind Christmas’ favorite trees?
Because of their long history with the holidays, there are a number of stories about early traditions with the Christmas tree.Read More
Protecting Trees From Snow and Ice Damage December 1, 2015
Winter scenery can be quite beautiful with bright, white snow covering our yards, and bare trees dusted with flakes. But as temperatures get cooler and snow gets heavier, Mother Nature’s decoration on our trees can end in a not-so-pretty result.
Snow and ice that packs on to tree branches can lead to stress and potential damage. Trees like evergreens and clump trees (such as birch and maple trees) tend to suffer the worst damage, while younger trees tend to survive better in ice storms.
Whatever type of tree you’re dealing with, being proactive before and after snowfall can help maintain tree health.Read More
How to Spruce Up Your Trees in 3 Easy Steps February 10, 2015
You may often find yourself hustling and bustling from one place to the next without much free time. Sound like you? Well, if you intend to help your landscape prosper this year, know that it will only take you 10 minutes to save your trees this winter. But why check trees now, in winter?
"By the time you notice a tree is sick or in danger, it's usually too late and broken limbs or rotten trunks will have you wishing you had checked your trees earlier." says R.J. Laverne, a certified arborist with The Davey Tree Expert Company.
Spring will be here before we know it, so it’s time to prepare your trees for the remaining weeks of winter ahead and look forward to a happy, healthy change in season.Read More