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Trees are vulnerable to a variety of different pests, pathogens, and parasites, which can lead to serious illness and, in some cases, premature death. And while there are a few threats that fail to cause many obvious signs, most things that attack trees…
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A powerful storm can make quick work of even the strongest and healthiest trees, tossing them around as though they were mere twigs. But when faced with a downed tree in their front yard, many homeowners make the mistake of trying to cut up and clear…
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Just about every creature walking the earth depends on trees for survival to some extent. Trees produce the oxygen all animals breathe, they provide habitat for a number of species and many trees produce the food upon which various creatures depend. By…
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In a perfect world, property owners would always select species native or capable of adapting to their local environment. Such trees would usually thrive, as they have evolved to cope with the parasites, pests, temperature and rainfall patterns common to…
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Like all other organisms, trees grow and change over time. The tiny seedling you plant today will turn into a lush, vibrant sapling within a year or two. Fast forward a couple of decades, and you’ll see a mature tree; wait a century and you’ll see a…
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The bulk of a tree’s roots grow in relatively shallow soil. And while this helps ensure they can access plenty of oxygen and grow through the relatively loose soil near the surface, it also exposes them to a number of potential problems. Foot and…
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The Magic of Mycorrhizae The relationship between trees and fungi is fraught with tension. On the one hand, many fungi pose a serious – often fatal – threat to trees. Fungi are some of the primary agents of decay. They help recycle the nutrients in dead…
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Many people are hesitant to solicit the help of an arborist, because they fear that arborists solve every problem with a chainsaw. But this is not the case; in fact, arborists rely on a variety of techniques to help trees. Often times, it is possible to…
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Many homeowners like to prune their own trees to save money. But, while there is nothing wrong with knowledgeable people pruning trees in a safe fashion, most amateurs make mistakes that can lead to a poor outcome. Today we will cover a few tips including…
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  Over the last decade or so, tree houses have enjoyed a resurgence in their popularity. And many of these modern tree houses are often amazing to behold: Some feature plumbing and electrical service, while others are large enough to serve as full-time…
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