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Here, you'll find our musings on trees, tree facts and news, tree photos, tree videos and other thoughts focusing on our passion for our greatest natural resource. Join us in the shade!

  • When Do Tree Leaves Come Back in Spring?

    When Do Tree Leaves Come Back in Spring?

    We can use clues to predict when trees typically leaf out. Find out when trees bloom and grow new leaves in your region - and see if it's an issue if your tree is not growing leaves yet in spring! 

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  • What to Do if a Storm Damaged My Tree?

    What to Do if a Storm Damaged My Tree?

    If you tree was damaged by a storm, learn what to do and how to (hopefully) repair it. Even if you find a broken tree limb, split tree or broken tree top, we have the info you need.  

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  • How to Control Crabgrass in Spring with Pre-Emergent

    How to Control Crabgrass in Spring with Pre-Emergent

    Fresh green grass doesn’t always make its debut alone—sometimes crabgrass threatens to steal the spotlight. Stop crabgrass from taking over your lawn by ensuring it never grows at all! Here's how.

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  • What Happens If Trees Bud Too Early?

    What Happens If Trees Bud Too Early?

    With the warm weather, it feels more like spring than winter. In fact, you may have seen trees budding or even blooming already. Is it bad if trees start budding when it’s technically still winter?

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  • Stop Deer from Eating Arborvitae Trees (Even Emerald Green)

    Stop Deer from Eating Arborvitae Trees (Even Emerald Green)

    Arborvitae trees are one of deer's favorite snacks-especially in winter. But, they're likely one of your favorite plants, too! So, how do you keep deer from eating arborvitae trees? Learn the...

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  • Salt Tolerant Evergreen Trees (By Zone and Region)

    Salt Tolerant Evergreen Trees (By Zone and Region)

    Noticed yellow, pale or brown needles on your evergreens in winter? Winter salt may be the issue because it drys plants out. Select salt-tolerant evergreens to avoid the problem next year.

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  • Tree Branches Hanging Over or Touching Roof? Do This…

    Tree Branches Hanging Over or Touching Roof? Do This…

    One day, you notice your trees are getting a bit too comfortable. Their branches are hanging over your house. Learn how to safely fix tree branches touching or hanging over your roof below.

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  • 3 Best Tree Trimming Tools to Own

    3 Best Tree Trimming Tools to Own

    Megan, a new homeowner, asked what tree trimming tools she should have. Since Davey has pruned trees for 135-plus years, we know what's essential. Discover the best tree trimming tools below.  

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  • 3 Best Tree Trimming Tools to Own

    3 Best Tree Trimming Tools to Own

    Megan, a new homeowner, asked what tree trimming tools she should have. Since Davey has pruned trees for 135-plus years, we know what's essential. Discover the best tree trimming tools below.  

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  • How to Tell if a Tree is Dead in Winter

    How to Tell if a Tree is Dead in Winter

    In winter, trees conserve their energy and prepare for spring. But when resting, dormant tree branches look eerily like a dead tree. Check if your tree is dead in winter or just dormant in 3 steps.

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  • How to Tell if a Tree is Dead in Winter

    How to Tell if a Tree is Dead in Winter

    In winter, trees conserve their energy and prepare for spring. But when resting, dormant tree branches look eerily like a dead tree. Check if your tree is dead in winter or just dormant in 3 steps.

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  • What to Do When Evergreen Trees Are Dying from Top Down

    What to Do When Evergreen Trees Are Dying from Top Down

    If you were admiring your evergreen and noticed brown, dead needles at the top, something is probably wrong. Read on to find out why your pine or spruce is browning and what you can do to save it.

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  • What to Do When Evergreen Trees Are Dying from Top Down

    What to Do When Evergreen Trees Are Dying from Top Down

    If you were admiring your evergreen and noticed brown, dead needles at the top, something is probably wrong. Read on to find out why your pine or spruce is browning and what you can do to save it.

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  • What To Do With Christmas Trees after the Holidays

    What To Do With Christmas Trees after the Holidays

    Live Christmas trees make the holidays special, which makes it hard to let go of after the season. Here are a few eco-friendly ways to repurpose or use your Christmas tree after the holidays.

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  • What To Do With Christmas Trees after the Holidays

    What To Do With Christmas Trees after the Holidays

    Live Christmas trees make the holidays special, which makes it hard to let go of after the season. Here are a few eco-friendly ways to repurpose or use your Christmas tree after the holidays.

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  • 3 Reasons Evergreens Turn Brown in Winter and How to Fix

    3 Reasons Evergreens Turn Brown in Winter and How to Fix

    When plagued by harsh weather or infestation, evergreens can become brown in winter. Read on to learn why this is happening to your evergreen tree and how to solve the problem.

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  • 3 Reasons Evergreens Turn Brown in Winter and How to Fix

    3 Reasons Evergreens Turn Brown in Winter and How to Fix

    When plagued by harsh weather or infestation, evergreens can become brown in winter. Read on to learn why this is happening to your evergreen tree and how to solve the problem.

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  • How to Put Christmas Lights on Tall Outdoor Trees

    How to Put Christmas Lights on Tall Outdoor Trees

    Hanging Christmas lights on outdoor trees is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer. Even better, it's easier than you think! Use these steps to hang Christmas lights on tall outdoor trees.

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  • How to Put Christmas Lights on Tall Outdoor Trees

    How to Put Christmas Lights on Tall Outdoor Trees

    Hanging Christmas lights on outdoor trees is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer. Even better, it's easier than you think! Use these steps to hang Christmas lights on tall outdoor trees.

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  • Spotlight: Davey Tree Service at Pearl Harbor

    Spotlight: Davey Tree Service at Pearl Harbor

    On the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, we pause to remember the lives lost. What is it like to see those somber memorials every day? 50 Davey employees share their story below.

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