Tree Talk

Types of Christmas Trees

A Christmas Tradition The Christmas tree often becomes the center point of our holiday celebrations. Check out this guide to choosing the best type of Christmas tree for your home. For many, the yearly adventure of trudging off, bundled with hats and scarves to pick the perfect Christmas tree has long been a family tradition not to be missed. While most people have a routine to selecting their...

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A thing or two about trees

A thing or two about trees Trees can be male, female, or both Some trees have a single “gender” but many do not. The way to tell is to see if the male (pollen) parts are present on separate flowers on different trees from the “female” (ovary – ie, infant fruit) parts. Also, you should be aware that issues with pollination may not always be related to needing both...

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Fall Pruning: Don’t Do It!

There’s something about this time of the year that makes people crave pruning more than vampires yearn for blood. With fall garden cleanup in full swing, maybe it’s all the raking and mulching that has people going bananas. But before you start hacking at your trees and bushes, take a tip from a seasoned gardening expert. “The rules of fall pruning are simple: Prune nothing in...

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Why Leaves Change Color

As the days get cooler and frost is in the air, deciduous trees and shrubs put on an autumn show in all shades of red, yellow, purple, and brown. The splendor of crisp fall days and vibrant leaves brings to mind memories for nearly everyone who lives in an area where deciduous forests are the dominant vegetation. In many parts of the country, autumn leaves are an important factor in tourism....

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Tree Care Tips for Fall Planting

There’s something festive about the changing of leaves and cinnamon spice that loom the air. The cooler weather is perfect for fall planting because the trees are better able to retain moisture. Despite the cold, as long as you’re able to stick a spade in the ground, it’s okay to plant your trees. They will stay dormant through the season and bud in the spring. In Fact, the roots will have more...

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August is Tree Checkup Month

Is your tree safe from Asian Long-horned Beetle? Similar to undergoing an annual health physical or performing routine maintenance on your car, it’s important to carry out routine tree checks to maintain healthy trees. Trees are susceptible to pest infestation and disease, and if you neglect looking after them the result can be detrimental to the natural habitat. The latest outbreak is the Asian...

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