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  • Common watering myth(s)
    ​There are a lot of things out there that we’ve taken as fact when in fact, they’re just not. Moms everywhere told you to not wear your hat all the time or your hair would fall out. Little League coaches everywhere tell you to keep your elbow up when hitting – but that’s wrong, too.  Well now you can add ‘the best time to water your plants is at night’ to the pile. For years and years, people...
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  • Roots, growth and the lifecycle of your tree
    While it’s easy to see and appreciate the growth at the top of your tree, it’s a little bit more difficult to see the growth that’s not in plain site – particularly root growth. Root growth is usually the most significant indicator that a tree is sturdy and healthy – but more precisely – it gives us a peak into the different growth patterns a tree experiences throughout the year. When do they grow...
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  • The importance of fall fertilization
    ​Fertilization programs are important aids in encouraging vigorous and healthy growth in your trees. In addition, they can also help them formulate resistance to insects, pests, diseases and other baddies that can hinder your trees’ growth and development in the future. Long story, short – using fertilizer should be a vital part of any trees’ healthcare program. ​You basically have two opport...
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  • Dealing with leaf scorch
    Leaf scorch comes in a variety of shapes and sizes – and can require a variety of treatments in order to remedy the problem. That’s what this week’s blog is about.There are three primary forms of leaf scorch – and here’s what they are and how to deal with them: ​Environmental leaf scorchThis type of scorch happens when the sun burns the leaves on your trees due to things happening in the envi...
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  • What to do about ants on your tree
    ​While pests are generally something you don’t want to have around your trees, ants are a little bit different. Some ants aren’t a problem at all and some can even help your tree in certain situations. Other ants? Not so much. So to help cut through the ambiguity, this week’s discussion is going to center around what to do about ants around your tree. Are they good? Or bad?Ants like trees fo...
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  • Is it time to remove your tree?
    ​​Removing a tree from your property can be difficult. In a way – they almost become like a part of your family. They provide shape, beauty and protection for your lawn. They even show up in family photos now and then. But there are times when sadly, there’s nothing you can do – and nothing we can do either. And that’s the topic of today’s post- the signs that will tell you that it’s time to say g...
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  • My tree has no leaves
    Each summer we wait eagerly for the buds on our trees to emerge. But it’s right around this time – late June – when we look at our stragglers and wonder why they might not be showing anything. Not having buds on trees is a problem we encounter frequently – and one we’ll tackle today. Let’s jump right in!Reasons why it might be happening... -Some trees are simply late bloomers and will wait u...
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  • When to water trees
    ​Balance is always important in all aspects of our lives, but it’s also important to remember that ‘balance’ isn’t always a 50-50 proposition. Sometimes its more here, more over there and sometimes it’s both. And when it comes to watering your tree, this sense of balance is no different. Water is the most important building block for a tree’s healthy sustenance, but like anything else in this...
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  • The spread of the Emerald Ash Borer: What you can do about it
    ​Since Emerald Ash Borers (EAB’s) were discovered back in Detroit in 2002, the pest has killed millions of trees across the country, costing the US government billions of dollars in lost resources and damages. Infestations have been documented almost coast to coast, with EAB’s turning up in places like Colorado, Texas and even Delaware. The challenge with ebbing the flow of the EAB is that f...
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  • Why you don’t plant trees in the Summer
    So the old rule is you shouldn’t ever plant trees in the summer – at least in landscaping circles. But inevitably, we get the same question year after year – “why not plant in the summer?” On the surface, it all seems to make sense right? Sun’s out, gun’s out! Everything’s growing, the weather’s warm, you get plenty of rain (most of the time) – WHY NOT? We’ll, we’ll tell you, today. Planting...
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  • Grappling with Gypsy Moths
    ​​Gypsy Moths are some of the most destructive species to ever be introduced to the United States. They devour leaves and can defoliate, weaken and kill nearly 300 different species of trees – and have become especially prevalent in the northeastern part of the country. To date, they’ve infected almost 75 million acres of forest. At one point in the late 1990’s the infestations became so pro...
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  • Three common infections to look for in the spring
    ​Keeping tabs on your tree and protecting it from infection and infestation is an ongoing, year-round effort. However, as much as we look forward to the beauty of Spring and our trees waking up from their long, winter slumber – Spring can be a treacherous time for trees as it’s during this time of year that they’re most susceptible to disease and infection.  ​But a wet spring – much like the ...
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  • The Features of a Strong Tree
    We get a wide range of customers at our business – from the grizzled, hardened amateur arborists who only call us for the super important stuff to the newbie who’s just trying to get a handle on what they have in their yard with hopes of being able to take care of more landscaping issues on their own. ​For those of you who fall into the later category, this blog is for you. Trees come in all ...
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  • When will my leaves begin to bloom?
    ​There’s no better cure for the winter blues than seeing tree buds bloom in the Spring. But when – precisely -  does this begin and when will your tree begin to blossom again? ​While there isn’t a specific, set date, scientists have used certain clues to help predict when we should see them sprout. While much of our enjoyment from the Spring blossom is for personal satisfaction, it is importa...
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  • The benefits of air spading
    ​When you think about the kinds of things you need in order to live as a human being, they basically boil down to three things: Air, water and food. As such – the same applies to the trees and plants that make up your landscapes. While arborists usually focus a lot on keeping your tree watered and fertilized, many folks forget that giving your tree the proper amount of space to breathe is just as ...
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  • Four things you can do to increase the curb appeal of your house
    ​One of the essential ingredients to selling a house – or even merely increasing its value – is its curb appeal. The Spring and Summer are prime selling seasons and the earlier your house looks good from the road, the more time you have to sell it. So this week’s blog is about that very thing – four things you can do to boost the curb appeal of your house in the spring. Prune those trees We l...
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  • Warmer weather and why an early spring isn’t always a good thing
    There’s not doubt about it – the weather has been a little weird lately. I’ll be 20 and frigid one day, 60 and sunny the next. While no one’s complaining about the warmer weather – especially here in New England – it’s a very different story for your plants. Plants are on a very specific cycle relative to the weather and when unusual events happen like they have this year, it can mess up those cyc...
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  • Common pests to be on the look out for this spring
    ​As the spring begins to rear its head, you’ll have some work on your hands getting your trees prepared for their peak-growing season. One of the most important tasks you’ll take part in – is inspecting your trees for pests and diseases, to make sure they’re coming back from those harsh, winter months as strong as possible. Simply put, the winter can put a real beating on trees and as such, many m...
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  • Dealing with those dangling tree branches
    ​Everyone loves the trees in their yard – from the life and vibrancy they give to your surroundings to the color they add to your curb appeal. But sometimes, those branches get a little too long. Sometimes, their branches droop a little too much. Sometimes, the branches begin to grow over your property line. No matter which direction they’re growing in, it’s important to know what to do and when t...
  • Spring Startup Tips
    As the snow melts and the weather warms up, it quickly becomes one of the most important times for any tree aficionado. Springtime is the time to get the most out of any potential tree growth. ​Not only is your usual maintenance important, but it’s also time to protect against and look for the kinds of things can that hold your trees back; things like diseases, infections, pests and the like. Gett...
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  • How to deal with salt damage
    Needless to say, we’re in the midst of peak snow season and with it comes the spreading of salt, sand and all sorts of other minerals that get flung all over the ground in order to prevent ice from freezing, snow from accumulating and the like. All in all, this is a good thing – but it’s also worth noting that these substances can do a real job on your trees. ​This week’s blog lets you know what t...
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  • Soil Organics – What is it? What does it do?
    ​Scientists have known for a long time just how important soil organics can be to the plants they support. From what nutrients are available and water holding capacity to disease control and resistance – managing a plant’s soil and the things we supplement it with can have an enormous impact on the micro-ecosystems they support. So what is it? Simply put, Plants get nutrients from one of two ...
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  • Won’t you be my neighbor?
    One of the most common problems we deal with that no one sees coming is how to deal with issues with your neighbor’s plants. That can include tree removal where a tree straddles a property line, root systems that might impact construction projects they might have, dead or dangling branches, diseases – heck – even pests. We give you all sorts of advice on this blog on how to manage your own trees, ...
  • How to deal with a tree damaged in a snowstorm
    ​Whether we like it or not – snow is just a part of life in New England in the winter. Unfortunately, snow and more particularly a lot of snow – can do quite a number on trees. Today’s blog is going to talk about what to do when or if snow damages your tree and what you can do about it heading forward. Safety first, safety alwaysThe last thing you want to do is become the victim of a fallen t...
  • A season for the season
    ​A substantial chunk of being an arborist in the northeast comes with grappling with a myriad of challenges. While New England is hardly the arctic – it gets cold here; and while not the tropics – it gets quite warm here, to boot. Bottom line is – there are four seasons and as such, it takes a lot of forethought and planning in order to provide the best care for our client’s trees. We’re comi...
  • Anti-Transpirants: Winter is here!
    The new year brings many things with it – a time to reflect, give thanks but also to take an all-important breather in order to prepare for the things yet to come. For trees – it marks the beginning of the cold season for your landscape and as such, this week’s post is dedicated to sharing with you a quick of fast-acting fixes before the harsh weather truly begins to set in. Believe it or not...
  • What to do in the winter? Tree Care Tips For When it's cold out
    ​With the cold (finally) beginning to set in around the region, winter is finally upon us. While winter is commonly viewed as a ‘down season’ for tree maintenance, there’s still much you can do to take care of your trees and ensure that they bounce back better than ever once the warm weather begins to make it’s way back in the Spring months. Here are some things you can do to keep your tree in tip...
  • Dealing with Winter Moths
    Today, we’re going to tackle an emerging threat to our wildlife – the Winter Moth.​Only a few years ago, Winter Moths were confined – mostly – to southeastern New England; but more recently has made its way north into our back yard here on the seacoast. These meddlesome pests manifest themselves in the form of tiny, green caterpillars that tunnel into the buds of a variety of trees – from oaks, ma...
  • Saving the last few Elms
    Elms are synonymous with New England and New Hampshire. Sadly, these trees have been dying off at an almost unthinkable rate over the past 100 years or so. The deep decline in population is due to a disease called Dutch Elm Disease that is spread by a specific kind of beetle – and has proven incredibly difficult to contain. It’s a disease that can be headed off at the pass (with proper maintenance...
  • Keeping your trees warm in the winter
    Winter is coming and if the Farmer’s Almanac has anything to say about it – this one is going to be cold and snowy. We got off a little easy last year here in the Seacoast region – and as such, it’s important to give ourselves a little refresher on taking care of your trees in the winter.​As we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, it’s important to make sure that every winter you find some sort of insu...
  • Combating Bronze Birch Borer
    That ugly critter you see in the photo is what we call a Bronze Birch Borer and they represent a huge issue with regards to the health of Birch trees along the seacoast and greater New England.What they are, what they do? Credit: Dept of Entomology, U of M Birch borers are insects that well… feed on birch trees and can be identified by their bronze/coppery thorax, legs and abdomen. They have ...
  • Cold Stresses and the trees in the winter
    ​With the weather beginning to cool both during the day and night, we’re reminded that winter is just around the corner. Winter can be an extremely stressful time for a tree at anywhere on the geographic map, but especially here in New England and New Hampshire – where our cold season comes with a little more bite. During the winter months, trees have to deal with something called ‘cold stres...
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  • Fertilizing your trees in the Fall
    ​With much of the major growing season having come to a close – fall is usually a time reserved for clean up and maintenance; to prep your trees and plants for the coming winter. While there’s certainly much to be done, one of the things not always commonly associated with the fall is fertilizing your trees. In the past, the basic concept was to fertilize plants in the spring to give them the kind...

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