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 rain, flooding, and high winds that can even produce tornadoes. And conditions like these can […]

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 ugly, yet not super harmful, signs of their work. Let’s distinguish the two first. Bagworms  […]

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 or pets (in the sense that they do not sting or bite) but they should […]

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 and purpose (or function).  When selecting a tree for your yard, define the function of […]

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 thousands of dollars. If you’d like to plant trees to increase shade, there are several […]

Mulch Volcanoes Kill Trees – Tree Mulching Tips

It’s that time of year – the weather has warmed and the risk of frost is gone. You or your landscaper may be planning to spend some time mulching flower beds and trees in your yard. Mulching around trees can be a helpful practice, and it creates a neat, orderly aesthetic. It keeps mowers and […]

Spring Tree Care Tips

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Spring is finally here, and you’ve probably noticed the trees and shrubs have begun bursting with beautiful flowers and budding greenery.  But what is the best way to make sure your trees and shrubs have the nutrients that they need throughout the spring and summer seasons?      Springtime is one of the best times of […]

What Trees Can Be Pruned In Spring?

As we’ve discussed previously, the best time overall to prune is in the dormant season.  However, there are always exceptions to this rule.  One question that we get all the time is “can trees be safely pruned in the spring?”  The short answer is YES – as long as you follow a few important rules! […]

When is the Best Time to Prune an Evergreen?

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Whether you’re pruning an evergreen or a deciduous tree, it’s always important to consider the time of year, which is one of the most important factors to consider to ensure a healthy pruning.  The ideal time of year to prune a tree depends specifically on the species, but here are a few concepts arborists take […]

Protect Your Young Trees from Deer, Squirrels, and Rabbits in the Winter

During the winter, animals who don’t migrate or hibernate forage to find food to ensure their survival. Unfortunately, some of them may seek out the bark of your young trees for a wintertime snack. Deer, squirrels and rabbits tend to be the main culprits. You might also find some local bucks rubbing their antlers on […]