Top 6 Benefits of Tree Pruning

Tree pruning is a chore that we often discuss when talking about how to maintain the health of your tree. Decreasing Weather Damage The way a tree looks can be deceiving. Although its size may imply that it’s 10 feet tall and bulletproof, ignoring damaged or dead branches can weaken its overall system. A weak…

Trees, Shrubs and Bushes: Your Spring Color Guide

Sooner or later (hopefully sooner), Minnesota’s trees, shrubs and bushes will begin to bloom and add color to what has been a dull winter landscape. After remaining dormant through the winter trees develop their bright green leaves, indicating the presence of spring and chlorophyll. As trees enter their growing seasons (spring and summer), chlorophyll uses…

Learn about Dutch Elm Disease

Part of our role as tree owners is knowing and understanding conditions that could negatively affect their health. Dutch Elm Disease (DED), which first hit St. Paul in 1961, is an important tree disease to know about if you live in Minnesota. Communities, such as St. Paul, often have a proactive, community approach to DED.…

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Planting Trees 101

Minnesotans weren’t sure if it would happen or not, but it finally did. The snow is starting to melt and signs of spring are appearing. Once the ground is completely clear, you might want to add a tree or two to your property. We’ve put together some key points that are often overlooked when people…