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WHERE & WHEN FALL FOLIAGE IS BEST IN PENNSYLVANIA

From pumpkin-flavored treats to cozy sweaters and corn mazes to apple picking, autumn is one of the most beloved times of year for so many. One of the most-popular autumnal activities is watching the leaves brighten into vivid reds, oranges, and yellows.  For many, watching the leaves change, or “leaf-peeping,” is a beloved fall activity, […]

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Tree Transplant Shock

Last month’s post covered how to transplant a tree and we’re following it up with important information on a common side effect: transplant shock. Learn what you can do to help your transplanted tree thrive. What is Transplant Shock? Even when all of the recommendations of trusted arborists are followed transplanted trees can still experience […]

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Tree Transplanting

Leaf drop from deciduous trees during autumn is healthy, and natural, a sign that the trees around us, particularly those on our properties, are in good working order, their systems functioning as they should. However, if you have noticed any of your trees looking not quite themselves throughout other times of the year, or in […]

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Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Our backyards are a space to enjoy the outdoors and time with family, but nosy neighbors and a scorching sun can ruin the fun. Planting trees that provide privacy and shade is one way to make your yard what you want it to be. What to Consider When Planting a Tree When deciding what kinds […]

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Tree Risk Assessment

Mature trees are typically healthy, with their shade and beauty providing us comfort and joy throughout all seasons, but sometimes they can also be a risk. Learn how to assess whether your trees are in danger. Risk Assessment Process When buying a home, one of the important factors at the forefront of many peoples’ minds […]

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Tree Trimming Mistakes

In the effort to take of our trees we sometimes make unintended mistakes. Learn what common mistakes to avoid when trimming your own trees. DIY Tree Trimming  Most homeowners think that trimming trees involves shears and deciding where to cut but there’s actually a lot more to the art of trimming a tree properly. Improperly […]

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Common Tree Pests

In the spring we expect to see leaves budding on our trees, but when they aren’t growing as expected it may be due to insect infestations and diseases they cause. Learn about insects common in southwest Pennsylvania and what can be done to prevent them. Diseased Trees As trees grow older or experience environmental stress, […]

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Planting Trees Native to Pennsylvania

Springtime is one of the best times to plant new trees, both for them to take root and begin to grow, but also because many consider it a time for fresh starts. Consider planting trees that are native to the region for esthetic and environmental advantages. Benefits of Local Trees Choosing to plant trees that […]

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