Tips For Pruning Ornamental Cherries, Plums, And Crabapples

Not all fruit trees are planted for fruit, nor do they even bear fruit. Ornamental cherry trees, for example, include true cherry trees and those that don't produce fruit. Ornamental plums and crabapples produce fruit, but not always of edible quality. Instead, these landscape trees are prized for their attractive spring flowers. Proper pruning ensures they bloom fully each year, and the following tips can help. Tip #1: Timing Is Everything Read More 

Removing Hundred-Year-Old Trees From Your Yard: What To Expect

Some trees that reach the century or century-plus mark may not make it one more year. Their age, height, weight and dryness inside makes them dangerous; they can attract lightning during a storm, strong winds can crack and bend off heavy limbs, and insects can destroy every part of the tree. Disease usually begins to settle in, slowly killing off your ancient trees. If a tree of this age were to break, snap and/or crash down on you, you may not survive to see your hundredth year. Read More 

Three Times That It’s Wise to Hire a Tree Service

While it's commendable to want to roll up your sleeves and tackle any tree-related issue in your yard, the reality is that this work can be extremely dangerous. A simple mistake by an amateur can lead to significant property damage, injury or even death. Aside from minor trimming jobs, it's a better choice to put down your saw and pick up the phone to call a tree service. Armed with a combination of the right equipment and the right skills, tree service employees will be able to handle any tree-related job correctly and safely. Read More 

Transplant A Small Maple Tree If It Isn’t Receiving Enough Sunlight

If a small maple tree is growing close to your home's front porch and is wilting because it is not receiving enough sunlight, remove it from its current location and plant it in a more favorable one by completing the following instructions. After the tree has been transplanted, make sure that it receives plenty of water and you will soon notice that it is flourishing in its new surroundings. Materials Read More 

Tips for Safely Grinding an Unwanted Tree Stump

If you are tired of tripping over that old tree stump in your backyard, then you can easily rectify the situation by renting a stump grinder or hiring a stump remover. Even if you do not have any experience with operating a stump grinder, you can easily complete this project in a single afternoon. Here are tips to keep you safe while you are working with the stump grinder to ensure the removal process goes off without a hitch. Read More