Incorporating Natural Elements into Design

Stone slab walkway

Incorporating Natural Elements into Design With each year, we see a greater demand for the use of natural materials in our landscape designs.  Man-made pavers, wall block, and steps are being replaced with flagstone, bluestone, boulders, and natural stone slabs.  These natural elements allow the new landscape to better fit with surrounding features, such as […]

Plant Health Care

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In our 2016 newsletter, we identified two pests and one disease threatening the horizon for our local landscapes. These threats included: Emerald Ash Borer, Thousand Canker Disease, and Spotted Lanternfly. Emerald Ash Borer Emerald Ash Borer continues to wreak havoc on our ash tree population. Professionals estimate 150-200 million ash trees have died in the […]

Plant Highlights

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Dunstan Chestnut has been a widely popular and talked about plant the last few years. The Dunstan Chestnut is the premier hybrid of American Chestnut, boasting its resistance to the Chestnut Blight and heavy fruiting capabilities. Cultivating for this hybrid started in the 1950’s, and recently became available for retail. The American Chestnut was a massive […]

Hire an ISA Certified Arborist- you won’t be sorry!

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Have you been thinking of hiring someone to take care of your trees, but aren’t sure where to start? The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a great place to start. An ISA Certified Arborist is an experienced professional who has passed an examination that covers all aspects of tree care. Arborists specialize in the […]

I Love My Tree Because I Love Grandma’s Apple Pie

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Grandma’s Fruit Pies Most people can relate to the sensational feeling that your taste buds experience when you’re eating your grandmother’s famous home-cooked meals. The fresh fruit from her tree outside allowed her desserts to be fresh, healthy and tasteful. Furthermore, the sweet, delightful smell of her mouthwatering pie brings joy to your eyes and warmth […]

The Dangers of Topping Your Trees

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Topping is possibly the most harmful pruning practice for your trees. Despite all the talk of the long-lasting, harmful effects it has on your trees, topping still remains a very common technique. This procedure consists of cutting off entire tree branches that are then not large enough to receive proper nutrients and grow to their […]

The Difference between Arboriculture and Horticulture

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When someone says the word “landscaping” what do you think of? Beautiful trees, flowers, and plants of all shapes and sizes? Do you ever consider the different jobs that come with landscaping? A person with a green thumb who enjoys working outdoors might appreciate a job as an arborist or a horticulturist. Both jobs involve […]