In the Shade

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!

  • Help a Newly Planted Evergreen Turning Yellow, Brown or Dying

    Help a Newly Planted Evergreen Turning Yellow, Brown or Dying

    Why has your tree already traded in its signature color for dead-looking yellow or brown needles?! That's not what you signed up for! Learn what’s going on with your evergreen and how to fix it.

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  • What Is This White Fuzz on Tree Branches? (And How to Treat)

    What Is This White Fuzz on Tree Branches? (And How to Treat)

    If you see what looks like snow on evergreens, those cottony puffs mean trouble. Learn facts about the hemlock woolly adelgid, including its life cycle, the damage it can do and how to control.

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  • When Is the Best Time to Transplant Trees? (Pine, Oak, Maple and Fruit)

    When Is the Best Time to Transplant Trees? (Pine, Oak, Maple and Fruit)

    Dan from Michigan asked, “We would like to move a tree about 50 feet on our property. Not sure if moving in early November is still a good time to do so this fall?” Click below to find out!

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  • What to Put in Compost to Start

    What to Put in Compost to Start

    You’ve whipped up an incredible meal for your family. Naturally, you have some vegetable or bread scraps you didn’t use. You don’t want to throw them in the garbage. Then a thought enters your...

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  • What to Do with a Dead Tree in Your Yard

    What to Do with a Dead Tree in Your Yard

    We’re so sorry to hear your formerly beautiful tree appears to be dead. Seeing a tree deteriorate and ultimately die is heartbreaking! Learn what you should do with a dead tree in your yard.

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  • Does Cutting Off Dead Branches Help a Tree?

    Does Cutting Off Dead Branches Help a Tree?

    When an arborist prunes your trees, you reduce the chance that they break while helping trees look and grow better! More detail on why you should prune your tree on a regular basis below.

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  • Why is Bark Falling off My Tree (Oak, Pine, Ash, Maple)?

    Why is Bark Falling off My Tree (Oak, Pine, Ash, Maple)?

    Full canopies, plump fruit, thick bark—all these things describe a healthy tree. But what if you spot peeling bark on your tree? Help it out by learning about the causes—and solutions—below.

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  • Best Trees to Plant on Hillsides and Slopes (Evergreen, Shade and Fruit)

    Best Trees to Plant on Hillsides and Slopes (Evergreen, Shade and Fruit)

    We can help our trees help us is by picking the right tree for the right place! Then, trees do a better job of saving us money, providing shade and even reducing noise. To do that, you first need...

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  • Best Way to Get Rid of Grass Clippings? Compost! Here’s How.

    Best Way to Get Rid of Grass Clippings? Compost! Here’s How.

    But did you know you can put your grass clippings to work? If you use them right, they can save you time and money while also creating a healthier lawn. Plus, it’s super easy to do! So, if you’ve...

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  • Can I Use a Pressure Washer to Clean or Spray Trees?

    Can I Use a Pressure Washer to Clean or Spray Trees?

    Tim said, “I’ve been noticing more people in my area using power washers to ‘clean’ their tree trunks.” He wanted to know if we recommended washing trees with power washers. And we often get...

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  • How Much Should I Pay for Tree Removal?

    How Much Should I Pay for Tree Removal?

    If you’re 100% sure it’s time to remove your tree, then the next step is to make it happen. At Davey, we work with you to make the process as smooth as possible. But first thing’s first, let’s...

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  • How Much is the Cost of Tree Removal?

    How Much is the Cost of Tree Removal?

    If you’re 100% sure it’s time to remove your tree, then the next step is to make it happen. At Davey, we work with you to make the process as smooth as possible. But first thing’s first, let’s...

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  • The Best Trees for Blocking Wind and Windbreak (By Zone)

    The Best Trees for Blocking Wind and Windbreak (By Zone)

    One of the many ways trees work hard to keep us happy is by warming our landscapes in winter. Read on to find out the best windbreak trees for your area trees for your area and tips on how to...

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  • The Best Trees for Blocking Wind and Windbreak (By Zone)

    The Best Trees for Blocking Wind and Windbreak (By Zone)

    One of the many ways trees work hard to keep us happy is by warming our landscapes in winter. Read on to find out the best windbreak trees for your area trees for your area and tips on how to...

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  • When Grass Stops Growing, It's the Last Mow of the Season!

    When Grass Stops Growing, It's the Last Mow of the Season!

    Mowing at the end of the fall season is one of the best ways to bring your hardy, green grass back for another great year. Don’t have a pre-winter plan for your lawn yet? No problem! Here’s...

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  • Compost Shredded, Dry Leaves to Get These Leaf Compost Benefits

    Compost Shredded, Dry Leaves to Get These Leaf Compost Benefits

    Tidying up your yard in fall can easily turn into a day-long job. After all that hard work, put your leaves to good use. Compost is the best way to do that. Its many benefits make your lengthy...

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  • The Best Way to Clean Up Leaves (Even in a Large Yard)

    The Best Way to Clean Up Leaves (Even in a Large Yard)

    Remember how excited you were to see leaves fall when you were a kid? Now, seeing leaves cascade into the yard reminds you that you’re the one who has to clean them up. Leaf removal can feel like...

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  • Is My Tree Dying or Dead? Here’s How to Tell and What You Can Do

    Is My Tree Dying or Dead? Here’s How to Tell and What You Can Do

    Bryan, a Davey blog reader from British Columbia was “concerned that some of our trees might be dying or in danger of falling on our house or other buildings,” and wanted to know some dying tree...

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  • Signs and Symptoms of Tree Stress (Plus Treatment)

    Signs and Symptoms of Tree Stress (Plus Treatment)

    While wandering the yard, did you spot something that looked a bit unusual? Perhaps a bare branch that’s usually bursting with leaves? Keep reading to find out if what you spotted is a serious or...

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  • Grass Turning Yellow After Fertilizing? Here’s How to Repair.

    Grass Turning Yellow After Fertilizing? Here’s How to Repair.

    Did you recently fertilize and now spot yellow grass, brown spots or streaking? You may have over fertilized your lawn. Look for these symptoms of fertilizer burn, then learn how to repair your turf.

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