When Lightning Strikes

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Lightning striking trees can be a concern not only to the safety of homeowners, but the continued health of an otherwise healthy tree. Understanding their impact can help in mitigating and lessening the damage. While Florida and Texas are generally the most lightning prone states, with the summer months being the majority of the timeframe, […]

Leaves A Critical Component of Our Urban Forest

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The natural process of seasonal leaf fall is a critical component to the ecological cycle in our urban forests. The trees go dormant in the colder season and conserve energy, resulting in this process called senescence. Leaves are a critical building block for many other areas of the ecosystem while providing essential benefits. Those benefits […]

Mulch – Best Management Practices

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Mulch – Best Management Practices When done correctly, top dressing tree rings and planting beds with mulch is one of the highest benefiting practices homeowners can do for the health of their trees and woody ornamentals.  However, when mulch is applied incorrectly, it can adversely affect plants.  Mulch that is too deep, piled against the […]

Spring Tree Care Tips

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Spring is the perfect time to review your trees and get them prepared for the season of growth.  This quick list will provide you with guidance and tips to set your trees up for a successful growing season. Cleaning – “spring cleaning” is not just for the interior of your home.  This is a very […]

Fall Mulch Application – Benefits of Natural Wood and Leaf Mulch

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Mulch is a cyclic treatment for our urban trees and landscapes. It breaks down naturally over time providing biological benefits and recycling back into our urban forest. Prior to breaking down it also provides aesthetic benefits for the beauty of our urban landscapes. Applying mulch is often associated with the spring season, but fall is […]

Why Should I Use Mulch? – Mulch Benefits to Your Trees and Landscape

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The trees in our urban environment are stressed due to a variety of reasons, one of which including mowed and meticulously manicured lawns resulting in a lack of natural organic matter cycling through the soil. This lack of organic matter depletes the structure and nutrient availability of the soil. To combat this and improve the […]

BENEFITS OF LEAF LITTER

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Who didn’t enjoy jumping into a giant pile of leaves as a kid?  Or, enjoy watching your own kids have that happy moment!  The Fall is a wonderful season of football, apple cider, cooler temperatures, and an opportunity to get outside and enjoy a long hike before the cold weather of winter sets in. With […]

Tip of the Week – Soil Compaction and Its Impact on Trees

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One of the most difficult and common challenges in our urban environment for trees is soil compaction.  Many areas have hardly any topsoil at all due to years of development and this in addition to foot traffic and vehicular traffic compound the problem. Soil compaction reduces water infiltration into the soil, reduces the area for […]

Fall Mulch Season – Gain the Benefits of Leaf Mulch

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It’s amazing we are already nearing the end of the summer, but the wonderful autumn season is soon to arrive!  The weather is still going to be great for a few more months and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy our landscapes and prep our landscapes for the coming winter season. Temperatures have been […]

Dyed Mulch Products – Are they safe and why do people like them?

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We often get questions from our clients about what it is that we use for our dyed mulch products and if it is safe or not for their pets, family, and plants.  The colorants that we utilize are from Amerimulch, owner of the Heartland Enriched Colorants brand.  All of the colorants that they produce are […]