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Codominant Stems and Reducing Tree Failures

codominant stem

Research shows that trees with multiple (codominant) stems have a higher likelihood of failure than those with a single stem so it is important to address this trait – the earlier, the better. To explain, codominant stems occur when two

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Pruning, Tree Safety

Healthy Trees from the Ground Up

trees in a landscape

Everyone looks up when observing trees. However, you’ll often find arborists looking down! That’s because when it comes to assessing tree health, one of the most critical factors is a healthy root system. Focusing solely on noticeable issues in the

Posted in Environmental Issues, Tree Advice

Monitor Trees for Signs of Insects & Disease

mushrooms growing near the base of a tree

The telltale signs of various tree diseases and insect infestations are often most evident in summer. Populations of many types of scales, mites, and aphids are particularly noticeable at this time. Some problems can be spotted and treated immediately. However,

Posted in Pests and Diseases, Tree Advice

Made in the Shade: Planting Under Trees

plants under trees

It can be hard to grow bulbs, perennials, annuals, or shrubs under the shade of large trees. All plants need light to grow and only a few thrive in low light conditions. However, for the right species, mature shade trees

Posted in Tree Advice

Add a POP of Color with Flowering Ornamentals

flowering ornamental

Every landscape looks great when flowering trees and shrubs are blooming. When the right plant is in the right place, it’s magic! Ornamentals are a great choice for adding a pop of color in a landscape since they are usually

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Species
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