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How to Identify Tree Ailments
Guest post by Ryan Bridges of Cascade Tree Works. Plant diseases can cause a loss in yield of the crop or damage to the aesthetics of the plant itself. To make matters worse, these issues can also weaken the integrity of a tree. In this instance, hazardous situations may occur in which property damage or even...
Aug 7, 2017 3:00 PM ET
Where Does Your Water Come From?
Clean water is often taken for granted, until we’re faced with a tampered water supply. There are numerous cases in recent years where critical water sources became threatened. Toledo, Ohio shut down its water supply after poisonous algae toxins developed in Lake Erie. In North Carolina, a storage basin failure at a Duke Energy power plant sent more than 35,000 tons of coal ash flowing into...
Aug 4, 2017 12:30 PM ET
Sourwood: A Treat from the Bees
Oxydendrum arboretum A native tree of North America, the sourwood is one of the few endemic trees that is not found on other continents unless planted, and has no related species. The name sourwood is derived from the bitter taste of its leaves. Native Americans and early colonists depended on the...
Aug 2, 2017 8:30 AM ET
Ask an Arborist: How Do I Choose a Nursery Tree?
Good tree care starts with a healthy tree. When shopping for trees at a nursery, there are numerous types of trees to choose from. Before buying a tree, there are three factors to consider: tree function, form and size, and site conditions. These factors will help you choose a tree that is appropriate for its planting location. Tree Function When choosing a tree...
Jul 28, 2017 8:30 AM ET
Prairifire Flowering Crabapple: Rose of the Tree World
Malus ‘Prairifire’ It’s not inaccurate to say that crabapples are the roses of the tree world. Taxonomically, they are in fact, members of the rose family, Rosaceae. Like their cousins, crabapples are grown primarily for their beauty. The stunning long-lasting spring blossoms are a sight to behold. There is a never-ending desire to develop a new form of crabapple and give it a...
Jul 26, 2017 3:30 PM ET

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