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A picture of some standing water on a lawn with some mulched shrugs in the background.

Mitigating Turf Damage

Yes it’s wet out. As I write this it is raining. It rained yesterday. Two weeks ago we got 30+ inches of snow. The ground is soaked. If your lawn is not a pond, it’s probably at least a little squishy. Can we take care of your trees without turning your property in a muddy […]

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Installing Trees

Most home owners call me about tree problems that could have been avoided at the time the problem tree was installed. Today, I will discuss things to consider when installing young trees. Know the tree you are planning to plant! How tall does it grow? How much water does it require? What kind of soils […]

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A picture of a Northern Red Oak Tree on a sunny day.

Benefits of Trees

Ok, I’m probably going to talk myself out of work here, (since the majority of our clientele requests removal of their trees), but I’m going to point out why trees are important to landscapes. Most people know that forests are a necessity for life, but few realize the need for trees near houses and in […]

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A picture of the base of a tree with a circle of mulch around it. The mulch has about a 4 foot radius to it and the tree is in the center.

Mulching Tips For Tree Health

One of the best, easiest, and cheapest ways of improving tree health is by mulching around the tree. Contrary to popular belief, most of a trees root system is found in the top 6 inches of soil. Roots need oxygen, nutrients, water, and a good growing medium. These necessities are found at shallow depths. Also, […]

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