Protecting Your Trees from Lightning Strikes

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Though rare, lightning strikes are certainly a very real occurrence and strike trees actually more often than one would think. Trees, in fact, are struck by lightning far more than humans or most other objects. The reason is because of the water that trees contain, which attracts lightning strikes that pass through the tree to the ground. If you live in an area that’s prone to lightning strikes or storms, and your property is surrounded by trees, the following is an overview of protecting your trees from lightning strikes:

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How to Care for Your Trees During a Drought

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check tree leafesIf you live in an environment in which the probability of a drought occurring is quite high, such as in certain parts of California, you may be wondering how to best care for your trees during one. Caring for your trees during a drought is not as hard as it seems, as it’s a matter of being proactive, adjusting to the conditions, and using prudent judgment. If you’re in need of some advice on how to care for your trees during a drought, the following tips will help you out:

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The Best Way to Mulch Your Trees

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Mulch Your TreesIf you haven’t had your trees mulched yet, you really should do so. The benefits of tree mulching done properly is that it ensures that the tree is better able to retain water, helps to regulate the temperature of the soil, fights off harmful weeds, and prevents the spreading of leaf disease due to bacteria or fungus. So if you’ve never mulched your trees before, the following tips will help you out: Read more

When Should You Prune Your Trees?

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tree pruningKnowing when to prune your trees is extremely important if you want to make sure that they remain healthy and grow the way you want them to grow. While you can’t entirely shape a tree’s health or its growth pattern, properly pruning it can go a long way towards ensuring that both are optimal. However, knowing when to prune your trees is important, as pruning them during the wrong time can cause more harm than good. Read more

The Best Ways to Care for a Newly-Planted Tree

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plant a treeWhether you personally planted a new tree or had a professional do it for you, it can be exciting to watch it grow and blossom as time passes. But, while it is exciting, not to mention also fulfilling, to see it develop, you need to make sure that you properly care for a newly-planted tree in order to ensure that it’s healthy and realizes its full growth potential. Here are the most important ways that you should care for a newly-planted tree: Read more

Is Your Tree Healthy?

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Is Your Tree HealthyEven if you think your trees on your property are perfectly healthy, it’s important to perform a health check of your trees from time to time, especially since the earlier that you spot any problems, the more likely they can be fixed. And best of all, you don’t have to be an experienced arborist to be able to do so. Here are the signs to look for in determining whether your tree is healthy or not: Read more

Why Only One Side of Your Tree Has Leaves

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Only One Side of Your Tree Has LeavesIn the summer months, being surrounded by trees can be a great thing, as having some shade to sit or stand in can offer a welcome reprieve from the scorching sun. However, you may have noticed that some of your trees don’t have a full amount of leaves on them, with some trees even having leaves only on one side. This can not only be inconvenient for you in terms of blocking out the sun, but it’s also not very aesthetically pleasing either. In order to understand how to deal with a tree with leaves on just one side, it’s first necessary to understand the reasons why this is the case. Read more

Dealing With Leaf Disease On Your Trees

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Dealing With Leaf DiseaseIt’s something that is often ignored, but have you ever looked at the leaves on your trees and noticed that some of them have some odd spots on them? Spotted leaves are a very common occurrence and are never a good sign. It’s actually, in all likelihood, a sign of leaf disease. More specifically, if you spot any brown or black spots on the leaves of your tree, that’s the direct result of fungus or bacteria. Here’s an overview of the situation and what you can do to preventĀ  or treat it: Read more

Prevent Storm Damage

How to Best Prevent Storm Damage

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Prevent Storm Damage You’ve spent all this time making sure that your property looks beautiful. Your trees and your vegetation are all nicely in place and properly maintained. You’ve even recently painted the outside of your house and installed new lighting. But nature doesn’t care. In a blink of an eye, one bad storm can ruin all of your hard work and the money that you’ve spent on your property. Read more