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Root Collar Excavation

Looking at problems posed by excess soil and mulch around the base of tree:

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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

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

What Causes Girdling Roots?

Incorrect planting can lead to the production of girdling roots below the soil grade. Girdling roots are lateral roots that emerge at or slightly below the soil surface and cut into at least one side of the main trunk. A

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Research, Tree Safety

Caring for Young Trees

The proper care of young trees can prevent many future problems. Browse our resources to learn more about how to best care for seedlings and young trees. Planting Ten steps to planting success Successful establishment of new plantings is dependent

Posted in Tree Advice, Tree Pruning

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