Should I Remove Snow From My Trees and Shrubs?

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by Erin C. Young You don’t have to remove light snow from trees and shrubs—it’s the heavy stuff that can be damaging. Evergreen trees and shrubs are especially susceptible to having their branches broken after a heavy snowfall, because their foliage allows the branches to collect large amounts of snow. So, if a heavy snowfall… Read more »

Proper Mulching for Trees

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by Joanne Mead Proper mulching benefits tree health by controlling soil temperature in extreme heat and cold, retaining moisture, reducing competition from grass roots, controlling weeds, and preventing lawn mower and string trimmer damage. However, improper mulching causes irreversible damage to a tree. When mulch is applied properly, only a very thin layer should be… Read more »