Archive for October, 2009

October 20th, 2009 - 4:12 am § in Tree Info

Trees Are Good

                                 General Facts About Trees Trees keep our air supply fresh by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. In one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles. Trees provide shade an[...]

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[...]

October 19th, 2009 - 4:35 am § in Tree Info

The Battle of Trees Versus Turf

CHAMPAIGN, IL-There may be a battle brewing in your backyard between your trees and your grass. Trees and turf tend to be mutually exclusive – you won’t see many trees growing in the prairies or grasslands, and grass is uncommon on the forest floor. Our urban landscapes represent an unna[...]

October 19th, 2009 - 4:20 am § in Tree Info

Does Your Yard Have a Health Plan?

CHAMPAIGN, IL – When is the last time your yard had a check-up? Just like people plants need periodic examinations and treatments to help prolong their health. Plant health care (PHC) is a vital part of landscape management. Preventative care, frequent check-ups, early detection, informed deci[...]

October 18th, 2009 - 4:23 am § in Tree Info

Planting With a Purpose: Tree Tips for Homeowners

CHAMPAIGN, IL – Knowing when, what, where, and how to plant is essential to a tree’s life span. And if you want trees in your yard to be assets that continually appreciate in value, keep these important tips from the International Society of Arboriculture in mind before, during, and afte[...]

October 17th, 2009 - 4:27 am § in Tree Info

Record Setting Trees

One of the tallest soft wood trees is the General Sherman, a giant redwood sequoia of California. General Sherman is about 275 ft or 84 m high with a girth of 25 ft or 8 m. The 236 ft or 72 m high Ada Tree of Australia has a 50 ft or 15.4 m girth […][...]

October 16th, 2009 - 4:40 am § in Tree Info

Trees and the Environment

  Trees renew our air supply by absorbing carbon dioxide and producing oxygen. The amount of oxygen produced by an acre of trees per year equals the amount consumed by 18 people annually. One tree produces nearly 260 pounds of oxygen each year. One acre of trees removes up to 2.6 tons of carbon dio[...]