Month: May 2014

What Are the Best Trees to Plant on Your Property?

Trees add value to a person’s property. They provide both shade and privacy, while also looking pretty, too. If you’ve been thinking of adding some trees to your property, there are basic things to consider. First, consider “scale.” If you have a smaller house, it wouldn’t make sense to plant a tree that will grow… Read more »

When Do Trees Sprout Their Buds?

Something amazing and glorious happens each spring: trees sprout their buds. In New Jersey, winters can be long, cold, and grey. Thank goodness for evergreen trees adding some color to winter. As you know, trees drop their leaves in the fall and sprout their buds in the spring. How do trees know when to do… Read more »

What Causes a Tree to Deteriorate and Die

It’s that time of the year, again, when people put way too much mulch at the base of trees. Did you know that putting a foot or more of mulch at the base of a tree is not good for it? Trees need oxygen and adequate water flow, and those huge, tall clumps of mulch… Read more »

Remembering the Value of Trees

Trees enhance lives in so many ways, from their beauty to the shade they provide. Can you imagine a world without them? Back in the 1970s, Dave and Grace Deppner were volunteers in the Philippines, where illegal loggers were cutting down trees and making a mess of the land. Unlike illegal loggers, professional tree removal… Read more »

How Close Should I Plant a Tree Near my House?

Now that the weather is warming up, people are paying more attention to their yards and what’s in them. Many are considering the addition of some bushes or trees to their property for aesthetic reasons. Have you ever noticed a tree that was planted too close to a house? Its branches are constantly hitting the… Read more »