Prevent Bark Damage On Trees

Trees need their bark to protect the inner vascular tissues that move water and nutrients throughout the plant. If they lose too much bark, particularly if the loss completely circumnavigates the trunk, then the tree will die because it can no longer transport those needed nutrients. This deadly condition is called girdling. The following can help you prevent that from happening. Animal damage Deer, rodents, and other animals often chew bark or scratch at it to sharpen claws, which can lead to girdling. [Read More]

Tips For Pruning And Caring For A Mature Black Walnut Tree

Black walnuts are tasty when you roast them or use them in your holiday baking. However, black walnut trees will not adequately produce nuts each year if they aren't properly cared for and correctly pruned. If you inherited a mature black walnut tree when you moved into your current home and you don't know how to prune or care for it, then these tips will assist you while performing this fall's landscaping maintenance. [Read More]

Safety Tips For First-Time Fall Tree Pruning

Now that fall has arrived, the trees in your yard are entering their dormant stage, and it's time for you to prune them. Fall pruning is essential because it promotes healthier growth in the spring and improves fruit and nut crops. If you have never pruned your trees, then following these tips will keep you safe during the process. Tip: Wear a Hard Hat or Helmet to Protect Your Head from Injury [Read More]

Staving Off Drought: Tips For Keeping Your Orchards And Gardens Healthy And Green

Drought is once again in the news across much of the nation. In fact, according to information provided by The National Drought Mitigation Center, more than 53 percent of the country is now classified as abnormally dry with many other areas of the country faring even worse on the scale. For those who grow much of their own food in private gardens and orchards, this ongoing lack of precipitation can have a serious impact on the amount of vegetables, fruit, and nuts they will be able to harvest and store for their family's use. [Read More]