Trees are an integral part of any property and neighborhood. A well-maintained tree offers comfortable shade and aesthetic appeal that can last through every season for years to come. Fall is one of the most important seasons to prepare for tree care. While fall is an incredibly appealing time for trees and the outdoors, it takes quite some preparation for new and mature trees to stay healthy. Without proper maintenance, urban trees can become a hazard to the community. Diseases and fragile deadwood are some dangers of improper […]
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Many homeowners love to have trees on their properties but have little to no knowledge of the care needed for their trees. In most cases, some information on tree care people gather is founded on misconceptions and myths. Here are some of the most common myths about tree care. 1. At the time of planting, securely stake your trees. Although you may need to stake a tree to encourage its establishment and help to keep the tree upright, there are several adverse effects of staking a tree. For […]
Trees add texture, depth, reduce air pollution and noise. Trees keep the temperature around your home relatively cool, provide shade, and are undeniably beautiful. Many people have a common misconception that trees do not require much attention as they take care of themselves. The truth of the matter is that trees require some maintenance, such as pruning and regular inspection. In some instances, some trees need more than the usual attention to protect them from disease, extreme weather conditions, and damaging insects. So, then the question is, where do you […]
A Certified Arborist is a highly seasoned professional that has been certified by the International Society of Arboriculture. You can only become ISA-certified by passing rigorous certification exams that test your knowledge about all aspects of arboriculture. Things like growth, cultivation, reactions to pruning, diseases, de-compartmentalization of decay. An Arborists cares for the health of the entire tree. While trees provide a lot of benefits to people, if left untouched they could cause damage. They may overgrow onto power lines or people’s homes. They could also cause damage in severe […]
How do you keep your plants healthy? You’re diligent about watering them, feeding them, pruning them, mulching them, etc. But what if a disease hits one of them? Not only could it significantly harm the plant itself, it could then spread to your other plants as well. How do you recognize these diseases in your trees and shrubs, and what do you do about them? Here are a few symptoms to look for. Blotchy, Brown Areas – If you notice blotchy, brown spots on your tree’s leaves—particularly if they’re also […]
Trees need as much care and attention as any other plant in order to thrive. One of the most important things you can do for them is to mulch – to put a layer of material (also called mulch) on top of the soil around them. Let’s take a look at how important mulching is, and how mulch helps trees to grow and thrive. Types of Mulch Mulch can be made of almost anything. Most common are things like bark, wood chips, and even shredded newspaper. However, not […]
This past weekend we were at the Home Show in Onalaska at the Omni Center. We showcased some of our slabs that we have for sale. It was exciting to see the interest in them. We were also able to answer some questions on trees, and get the word out that we will have trees for sale on our site this Spring as well as promoting our Mulch products. Many of our current customers were there and stopped by, and it is always a pleasure to connect with them.