Landscaping, gardening, and proper tree care.
Tree planting is a big deal! The simple act of planting a tree can make an indelible mark on the world for many years. And Arbor Day is a day dedicated to public tree planting that celebrates the role of trees in our lives. If you plan to join in the festivities and plant a tree, here are a few points to consider when choosing and planting a tree.
The cankerworm is a caterpillar of the North American moth that has wingless females. These pests feast on buds and leaves of trees. Normally small numbers of cankerworms are present every year, but on occasion, large outbreaks can occur. When this happens they cause significant defoliation of a variety of deciduous landscape and forest trees.
Trees are a valuable part of nature. Not only do they provide oxygen to the environment, but they add value in many ways. For animals that need them for habitation to property owners that enjoy their magnificence, the value of trees can be measured in different ways. But like any asset, the value will not increase without proper care and attention, and caring for trees involves pruning.
Oak wilt, caused by a fungus called Ceratocystis Fagacearum, is the cause of death for many trees in Minnesota. The Oak wilt fungus spreads from diseased trees to healthy trees either below ground through roots or aboveground by insects.
Even though trees are dormant in the winter months, they are not immune to damage that ice, snow, and cold temps can cause. Watch out for these specific events to keep your trees healthy during the winter months.
A wind storm comes through your city and knocks down your neighbor's tree onto your home. You don’t want to cause problems with your neighbor, but you need to get this fixed. So who pays the damage?
There are some options for stump removal. Grinding it down or digging it up will remove the last remnants of the tree from the soil. You can also bury the stump, but there are some important things you need to know before doing so.
Mulching around trees not only gives your landscape a sharper, more pleasing appearance, but it’s also beneficial to the health of your trees as well.