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Information related to tree care and the environment.

Landscaping Tips for Fire Safety 

Nothing can completely guarantee safety from fires.  However, some simple strategies in the landscape can help protect homes and leave them more defensible against encroaching fires. Thinking ‘lean, clean, and green’ improves defensible spaces. Plan landscapes to minimize flammable vegetation

Posted in Bartlett Tree Experts, Environmental Issues, Tree Preservation, Tree Safety

Hot Weather & Your Trees

Most of us are familiar with the results of drought stress, but did you know that high temperatures alone can cause significant damage to the health of your plants? Given that many areas are recording rising temperatures, we should become

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice

Decline in Spruce Trees

Over the past decade, spruce trees have suffered an abundance of issues. All species of spruce, including Colorado blue and white spruce, are being affected, but particularly concerning is the prevalence of ‘decline’ symptoms on well-established Norway spruce. Originally a

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases

Ivy on Trees is a Concern

Although long used as a groundcover, ivy is harmful for trees. It is not indigenous, and many species are aggressively invasive and displace native species. In North America, the most common culprits are English ivy (Hedera helix) and Irish, or

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice

Lichen and Trees

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So the trunk of your tree or shrub is covered in crusty green stuff – don’t panic! It’s unlikely that this ‘green stuff’ is harming the tree. What you are observing is the growth of lichen on the bark. Lichens

Posted in Environmental Issues, Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice
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