tree care

How To Succeed With Seedling Trees

I have 75 tree saplings coming from the Arbor Day Foundation.   What's the best way to ensure their survival? Saplings, arriving bare root - meaning not in a bucket with soil - are especially cost effective but, like a newborn as compared to a toddler, require more intensive care.  At shipping in the fall or winter,… Continue reading How To Succeed With Seedling Trees

plant care, sustainable, tree care

Is My Tree Dead, or Just Playin’ Possum?

Several months ago a friend asked if she should cut down her dead tree or wait to see if the leaves come back out in the spring......  When I repeated her question, as any good therapist would do, she recognized what she'd said was not what she'd really meant.  Her real question: IS MY TREE… Continue reading Is My Tree Dead, or Just Playin’ Possum?

disease, lawn care, native plants, plant care, plant selection, Uncategorized

Trees Need Extra Love in a Drought

We just bought a new house and it was empty for some time.  I use my irrigation system a couple of times a week, but should I water my mature trees more than that this summer? (pecans, oaks)  We haven’t had much rain for the last 6 months.   Anthony S. Most of the nation… Continue reading Trees Need Extra Love in a Drought