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Arbor Day Blog

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Top 5 Nut Trees Sold Through Arbor Day Tree Nursery
Are you considering adding nut trees or bushes to your yard? The secret to growing high-yielding nut trees is selecting the right tree for your hardiness zone and properly caring for it. Climate and soil play a key role in how much nuts a tree will produce. Proper pruning can also help nut trees bear more fruit. Here are the top 5 nut trees sold through the...
Sep 22, 2017 7:00 AM ET
Ask an Arborist: Why Do I Need to Prune?
This is part one of a  three-part dormant season pruning series. Watch part two, what are the rules of pruning to learn the 5 rules for form and function and part three, The ABC’s of Pruning....
Sep 18, 2017 1:00 PM ET
Top 5 Apple Trees Sold Through the Arbor Day Tree Nursery
Fall harvest is starting. Many of our favorite fall fruits and nuts are starting to ripen. Here are the five most popular apple trees sold through the Arbor Day tree nursery  that will ship out this fall. 1. Red...
Sep 15, 2017 1:00 PM ET
Flowering Dogwood: Spring Splendor in the Forest
Cornus florida Flowering dogwood holds a special place in the heart of all who love trees. Perhaps this is because of its bloom — bursting forth in the dark woods or barren backyard with a promise that the dreary days of winter are over. Perhaps it is its brilliant fall leaves and bright...
Sep 13, 2017 8:00 AM ET
Small Trees Can Provide Shade Too
When we think about shade trees, we often imagine towering giants that reach more than 40 or 50 feet high. To properly shade a two-story house, you probably need a tree that stands at least 30 feet high. Shade is important for energy-conservation and to reduce air conditioning bills. But what if you have a single-story home with limited space? Medium to large trees just aren’t practical...
Sep 11, 2017 6:00 PM ET