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October 20th, 2009 - 2:37 am § in Tree Care

Top 10 Myths of Tree Care

CHAMPAIGN, IL– Should you prune your trees in the Spring? How deep must fertilizer be applied to reach the roots of your trees? Which species of trees should be topped to keep them from falling on your house? Most homeowners treasure the trees on their property but know little about how to car[...]

August 30th, 2009 - 11:47 pm § in Tree Care

Proper Mulching Techniques for Healthy Tree Care

Mulch "Vulcano" Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions. Mulching is one of the most beneficial things a home owner can do for the health of a tree. Mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed competition, and improve[...]

August 26th, 2009 - 3:20 am § in Tree Care

Plant Health Care vs. Tree Health Care

While trees are dominant ornamental features in your home landscape, they share this area with turf grasses, shrubs,and bedding plants. All these plants have one thing in common: the soil. [...]

August 26th, 2009 - 3:06 am § in Tree Care

The Secret to New Tree Planting

Think of the tree you just purchased as a lifetime investment. How well your tree, and investment, grows depends on the type of tree and location you select for planting, the care you provide when the tree is planted and followup nourishment the tree receives after planting. [...]

August 26th, 2009 - 2:55 am § in Tree Care

Sick Tree Care

Trees in our urban environment suffer a large variety of stresses, which continue to compound as insects and diseases move in. By first identifying these stressing factors, we can implement a program that will help alleviate the original stresses, and increase the vitality of the tree. [...]

August 26th, 2009 - 2:43 am § in Tree Care

Construction Injury to Trees

Construction and remodeling around existing trees can lead to serious damage and in many cases the death of existing trees. There are a number of species which can tolerate minor changes to the environment before they begin to decline in health and vigor. The Post Oak is one of those species. [...]

August 26th, 2009 - 1:23 am § in Tree Care

Tree Appraisals

Plants have a dollar value of their own, that can be measured by competent plant appraisers. If your trees or shrubs are damaged or destroyed, you may be able to recapture your loss through an insurance claim.[...]