Conked Out? Your Trees Could Be!

Posted by & filed under Interesting and Odd, Tree Care, Words to the Wise

These interesting-looking, almost attractive projections from the tree have a lovely name in the common vernacular ~ Artist’s Bracket.  They’re so named because the material is firm enough for artists to etch pictures into the white pore side, which then bruises brown; these creations can last a remarkably long time when dried. Conks, despite their… Read more »

Are My Trees Safe?

Posted by & filed under Tree Care, Words to the Wise

This particular question is often the reason many customers call us. Perhaps you have just purchased a new home and want to be sure your investment doesn’t leave you with an unwelcome surprise. It may be that you’ve noticed a tree that just doesn’t seem to look as healthy as it should. Whatever the reason,… Read more »

Christmas Tree Trivia

Posted by & filed under Interesting and Odd

So what, exactly, does one do with a 72-foot (22-meter) Christmas tree once the holidays are over? Recycling the Rockefeller Center tree takes repurposing to a whole new level. The tree is milled into lumber, which is then donated to Habitat for Humanity and used to build a home. Each piece of wood is stamped “Rockefeller Center Tree,”… Read more »

Drought Stress

Posted by & filed under Tree Care, Words to the Wise

Fall has arrived decisively this year. No extended Summer happening here! A very common concern over this past 3 Summers is that they have been warmer than normal and with less rainfall. Most of us know we need to water our lawns, flowers and ornamentals, but in some cases well established trees also need a… Read more »