In these early days of spring, you may not see many things blooming in your yard, except for daffodils and crocuses. Some of the early blooming trees include the wild plum, Taiwan cherry, eastern redbud, and star magnolia. These specimens
Love is in the air! How some trees need a mate to reproduce.
When I was a kid, my mom would always note a holly tree and say – “That holly must have a partner nearby.” At that age, I was intrigued by this secret relationship that this holly had that only my
How Do Trees Heal from Cuts?
It’s a delicate matter, trimming trees. It’s not an activity that should be performed haphazardly, without regard to strategy, tactic, or time of year. Trimming a tree, even one branch, creates a wound that the tree must heal, and in
Pine, Spruce or Fir? How to Identify and Select the Best Christmas Tree
‘Tis the season! And If you haven’t gotten your tree yet, well you’re in for a treat. On this year’s tree hunt you’ll be informed on the major differences between the common choices for Christmas tree. Conifers are the evergreen
Why do some trees hold onto their leaves in winter?
Outside along the driveway is a massive white oak with leaves that turn golden and yellow in the fall. The maples around it turn bright shades of orange and red and drop leaves quickly in comparison. Most of the maple
Can this tree be saved?
Hurricane Sandy, Isabelle, Katrina, Harvey – these are some of the most memorable and devastating storms in recent history. Here in Maryland we are impacted by two hurricanes a year, on average. These hurricanes or tropical storms can bring torrential
Fall Tree Pests: Bagworm and Webworms
As fall approaches, you’ll start to notice clumps of webs popping up in the branches of your trees. There are two pests that become super active in late August and early September, Bagworms and Webworms. And they leave behind the
Will Spotted Lanternflies Damage My Trees?
In Harford and Baltimore Counties we are seeing more Spotted Lanternflies present on homeowners’ properties. They are destructive, invasive species that are harmful to fruit and produce crops, and they’re spreading like a wildfire. They are not dangerous to humans
Tips for Selecting Trees for Your Yard
Some of you may be considering placing some new trees in your yard this year. And you’ll find that the selection process isn’t always easy. Before you start thinking about the type of tree you’d like first consider its location
6 Best Shade Trees to Plant in Maryland
Looking to add a little more shade to your property? Studies show that strategically placed shade trees can reduce your electricity bill 25% during hot summer months. Over the course of seasons and years, the cost savings will accrue into