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Feeding and Protecting Trees in the Landscape

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AS A LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR, you know how to feed, water, trim and otherwise nurture the turf, shrubs and flowers on your clients’ properties. But when it comes to those big, tall, woody things in the middle of your clients’ turf areas, your confidence may wane.   More

Protecting Trees from Insect Damage

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Be glad you’re not a male emerald ash borer out looking for a mate. If one of them could sit down next to you on a barstool and talk, he might complain about the artificiality  of today’s females.“Why, it’s as if some of them were built in a lab,” he might say.   More
Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Tree Injections

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Turn off the engine of your pickup truck, silence your cell phone, tell your crew chiefs not to bother you, and take five minutes to go to a magical landscape land of what-if. What if there was a new service that created a revenue stream for your business easily and quickly? What if the equipment and technology required for this new service was simple to use? What if just about all of your customers could benefit from your new service?    More
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Tree Pruning. . .Keeping Your Feet on the Ground

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After a particularly rough winter in many parts of our country, Mother Nature has finally awakened from her long winter nap and spring is in full swing.    More
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 Matt Thomas

Safeguarding Trees

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To most laymen, trees are just “there.” Year after year, they sprout leaves, get flowers and fruits, go dormant . . . and then repeat the cycle in the spring.    More
Monday, April 19, 2010 FREDERICK JERANT

Pruning Trees with Your Feet on the Ground

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A landscape maintenance contractor has just finished work on a residential yard. The homeowner asks the contractor to take a look at one of her trees while he’s there. Several large branches are growing into an overhanging balcony and the owner wants the tree cut back a few feet.   More
Thursday, April 16, 2009 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Tree Care: Mycorrhizae Improves Tree Health

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THE SECRETS TO KEEPING A TREE healthy are proper feeding, adequate water, low stress, pest and disease treatments, when necessary, and occasional health checks, along with a good dose of sunshine.    More
Wednesday, March 1, 2006

Theres More to Tree Injections Than a Shot in the Bark

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In the 1930s, when William Arthur Roach was researching his pioneer study on “Plant Injection as a Physiological Method,” he reported that Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was, apparently, the first person who conducted systematic experiments with trees being injected with liquids.    More
Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Prunning Trees

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Of all the living creatures in the care of a landscape contractor, trees can be the most unforgiving. Much like a child, how they are disciplined in their youth will determine how they grow up.    More
Sunday, May 1, 2005

Whats Eating Your Trees?

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They’re a source of inspiration for all who gaze at their majesty. Poets have waxed philosophically, writers have pondered metaphorically -- artists study every bough, leaf and limb.    More
Friday, April 1, 2005 RICHARD LENTI