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We are in a drought – How can I help my tree?

We are in a drought – How can I help my tree?
As a child, we would sing: “Rain, Rain, Go Away, Come back another day!” If only we had realized how much we needed that rain! As adults, what do we do when our trees need water and Mother Nature is not providing it? How to spot a [...]Read more

The steaks were sizzling on the grill then…

Steaks are sizzling on the grill; the children are playing tag in the yard and your Mother-in-law gets up from the table walks over to the grill and falls. Everyone runs to her aid (if she is like Mother-in-laws that I know this will be a very [...]Read more

Volcano of mulch – Don’t let this problem erupt in your yard!

Q. I hear people talk about not making a volcano of mulch around the tree. What is it and why is it bad? Great question that we get asked a lot! You will never see hot lava erupting from the top of your trees so no worries [...]Read more

Stumps and wiffleball games don’t always mix – we have the solution!

Stumps and wiffleball games don’t always mix – we have the solution!
Conversation with a customer:  I am so tired of looking at the stumps in my backyard. They are a pain to mow around, they get in the way of wiffleball games and are attracting creepy crawly bugs! I can’t have the stumps ground because my yard is [...]Read more

It is time! Time for what? Time to wake from your winter slumber!

It is time!  Time for what?  Time to wake from your winter slumber!
It is time! Time for what? Time to wake from your winter slumber! This is our favorite time of year!  The days are warmer, the trees are budding and the birds are returning!  The earth is coming alive! Please exercise some caution before you jump right into [...]Read more

Tree Removal vs Tree Trimming

Tree Removal vs. Tree Trimming Should I have you take a few branches off or remove the whole tree? This is a tough question to answer! Like the human body every tree is different. There may be general guidelines for each species of tree but the full [...]Read more

Why is winter the best time to prune your trees?

Why is winter the best time to prune your trees?
DORMANCY is the answer! Scratching your head to figure out what we mean? Dormancy of the tree In our region the trees take a winter slumber.  This means they are not actively in photosynthesis producing nourishment. This is a great time to prune because when the tree [...]Read more
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