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  • Signs of Underwatering Trees or Overwatering Trees

    Signs of Underwatering Trees or Overwatering Trees

    Trees can’t tell us when they’ve had too much to drink–or when they’re dying of thirst. Instead, trees leave subtle clues that we need to decode. Is your tree getting too much, not enough or just...

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  • The Best Advice on DIY Tree Removal and Cutting

    The Best Advice on DIY Tree Removal and Cutting

    When it comes to DIY improvements, there are some projects you can handle like a pro and others you should leave to a pro. Find out if it’s ever safe and recommended to remove a tree on your own.

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  • DIY Tree Watering with Homemade Tree Watering System

    DIY Tree Watering with Homemade Tree Watering System

    Did you know more than 50 percent of a living tree’s weight is water? That H2O helps trees thrive. You want to water your tree deeply, which you can do easily with one of these tree watering systems.

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  • How to Get Rid of Ants Near Your Trees

    How to Get Rid of Ants Near Your Trees

    Some ants don’t pose a problem at all and others are out to hurt our plants. So how can you tell the difference? Read on to learn everything you need to know about these creeping critters and...

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  • Why Do My Tree and Plant Leaves Look Sunburned?

    Why Do My Tree and Plant Leaves Look Sunburned?

    Amelia asked, “My Japanese maple's leaves are turning brown at a fast rate starting on one side of the tree. Is it due to lack of water?” Burnt leaves usually point to a problem called leaf...

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  • Getting Rid of Sweetgum Tree Balls

    Getting Rid of Sweetgum Tree Balls

    Ashley recently asked, “Any thoughts about preventing an American sweetgum tree from dropping its spiky balls? I researched online about injections you can give the tree.” Keep reading to learn...

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  • How to Stop Tree Roots from Sprouting in the Lawn

    How to Stop Tree Roots from Sprouting in the Lawn

    Joy asked, “We have a pear tree. It has sprouted shoots all over the grass. Is there any solution other than removing the tree?” We asked experts why tree roots sprout, how to remove them and if...

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  • Best Trees to Replace Ash (Ash Tree Alternatives by Zone)

    Best Trees to Replace Ash (Ash Tree Alternatives by Zone)

    If you removed an ash tree because of emerald ash borer (EAB), you likely want to fill the bare spot. Learn about the benefits of diversifying your landscape and find a great ash tree replacement.

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  • Creating a Pollinator Garden (Steps and a Pollinator Plant List)

    Creating a Pollinator Garden (Steps and a Pollinator Plant List)

    When planning a garden, include spots and flowers for pollinators. Read on to learn steps to design a pollinator garden along with the best plants for you!

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  • How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in the Summer

    How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in the Summer

    If you didn’t apply pre-emergent in spring, your lawn can become overrun by crabgrass. While it is best to stop crabgrass before it sprouts, you can try to get rid of it in summer with these steps!

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  • Why You Should be Removing Ivy from Trees

    Why You Should be Removing Ivy from Trees

    When tangles of ivy climb your tree’s trunk, you may like the look, but how do trees feel about it? Keep reading to learn how ivy can harm trees as it grows and how to remove ivy from trees.

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  • Why Does My Tree Have No Leaves on Top? (Maple, Birch and Ash)

    Why Does My Tree Have No Leaves on Top? (Maple, Birch and Ash)

    Spotting twigs and trees with no leaves on top are not just unattractive, they are likely in trouble. Find out why trees, including maple, birch, and ash, experience this and what you should do next.

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  • What Are These Bumps on My Oak Tree Leaves?

    What Are These Bumps on My Oak Tree Leaves?

    Gwen asked, “I believe insects have burrowed into the leaves of my burr oak tree, now they’re dying and turning orange.” If you see bumpy oak leaves with a funky color, learn why this happens.

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  • Uh Oh - My Tree Has Buds, but No Leaves?

    Uh Oh - My Tree Has Buds, but No Leaves?

    Why are the buds on your tree still not breaking? What's going on? Use the tips below to get to the root of the problem, and figure out the best way to help your tree.

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  • How to Dispose of Dead Ash Trees (Even If They Have EAB)

    How to Dispose of Dead Ash Trees (Even If They Have EAB)

    You know removing your EAB-infested ash tree was for the best. Then, you’re left with a pile of ash wood. Read on to learn how to safely dispose of dead ash trees that had EAB.

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  • Why Your Tree is Not Growing Leaves in Spring (Cherry, Elm & Ash)

    Why Your Tree is Not Growing Leaves in Spring (Cherry, Elm & Ash)

    What happens if your trees are still bare this late in spring? Trees may lack leaves in the middle of spring for a couple of different reasons. Learn more about why your tree is not leafing out.

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  • Newly Planted Tree Leaves Turning Brown, Yellow or Wilting? Try…

    Newly Planted Tree Leaves Turning Brown, Yellow or Wilting? Try…

    You see your brand new tree with brown, yellow or wilted leaves, which is a problem. Read on to learn what you can do to help.

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  • Landscaping Pros and Cons of Rocks Vs. Mulch

    Landscaping Pros and Cons of Rocks Vs. Mulch

    Does it matter what kind of mulch you use? Or, should you perhaps replace mulch with stones? Learn the pros and cons of mulching with an organic mulch or an inorganic mulch like rocks.

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  • How to Stake a Tree Properly (And How Long to Keep It Staked)

    How to Stake a Tree Properly (And How Long to Keep It Staked)

    After planting a new tree, does it need to be staked? Some do, and some don't. See if you should stake a new tree. If so, learn some staking trees methods and how long to keep a tree staked.

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  • Can You Stop a Fruit Tree from Leaking Sap (Cherry, Plum or Peach)?

    Can You Stop a Fruit Tree from Leaking Sap (Cherry, Plum or Peach)?

    Colleen asked, “I have a plum tree with sap coming from the trunk. Only a few branches feel fresh and healthy. The others feel dead. Is this OK?” See how to help your oozing fruit tree.

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