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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 »

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While many growths on trees are not an indicator of a problem, they sometimes indicate a serious issue that, if left untreated, can cause a lot of damage and/or injury. When in doubt, always call an arborist to correctly diagnose a foreign growth on a tree. Read through the list below to learn about some… Read more »

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For plants, making it through the winter can be a chilling process. Read below to learn how plants deal with the long- winter months. by Tina Graver If you are a plant, the first step to dealing with the cold is to go dormant! Environmental signals that trigger dormancy include the shortening of the day… Read more »