What is spruce decline and what should you do about it?

This article is from Michigan State University: What’s wrong with the blue spruce trees in my neighborhood? Colorado blue spruce trees have long been among the most popular conifers for landscaping in Michigan and the upper Midwest. Blue spruce trees are widely planted due to their good growth rate, stately form and, of course, their

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Emerald Ash Borer

See that pest up there? Look familiar? Maybe even if he doesn’t… I am sure he sounds familiar! The Emerald Ash Borer has been devastating Ash trees for the last 10 years. (Infected areas: Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario and Quebec). If you

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Don’t Let Height Fool You!

When looking into purchasing a tree, one important factor to consider is maturity. We all want that fully grown shade tree in our yard tomorrow, better yet, today! Age is a crucial factor when deciding to purchase and install a tree. A ten-year-old tree is always preferred to a five-year-old tree. So how do we

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When is the best time to plant trees?

We are frequently asked: When is the best time to plant trees?  Right now we are in the ideal time to plant shade, flowering, and evergreen trees. It is true that B&B (Balled & Burlapped) trees can be planted all year round, however, fall has always been a prominent planting season and we will explain

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If you take care of your lawn, why not your trees?

Learn about how and why you should put your trees on a tree maintenance program. Trees need 16 natural elements, and most commonly lack 3 primary nutrients (found in the soil). The lack of Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium will deter the growth and strength of the tree. Also learn how to take care of newly installed trees.

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Landscaping Ideas 101

One of the biggest home improvement options is investing in outdoor landscaping (aka “Tree-scaping” for those that want  a larger impact). January and February happen to be great months to consider improving the look and value of your home. While some of us like to pull out our blueprints, research all types of flowers bushes

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Proper Tree Watering in Fall

As of September 22, 2009 at 5:18 pm, we were officially into the “fall” season. The trees (if they haven’t already) will begin to display a colorful splash of oranges, reds, and yellows. It is important to ease your trees into dormancy, while you continue to water! Below are a few common questions we get

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Evergreen Needles Turning Yellow

During the fall season some evergreens may “cast” their needles. This blog helps describe the natural process in needle drop, and when it may be serious.

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We are proud of our Roots

As we begin to move into the fall season we would like to shed some light on our Anderson tree farm (one of two farms that are currently open to the public).  Our Anderson farm, formerly “Gaar’s Nursery” holds much history to it’s name and we would like to begin mapping out that history to

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Black Walnut Toxicity

The following blog educates on Black Walnut trees and their toxicity to other surrounding plants. Included is information in regards to what trees tolerate the toxicity and what trees do not.

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