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Connecticut Tree Care Tips

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Leaf with tar stain disease

Is My Tree Sick? 8 Signs Something is Wrong with Your Tree

March 29, 2021

Look for these eight common symptoms that mean your tree is suffering from pests, disease, or environmental stress and learn what to do about it.

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A cracking tree is often a sign of a decaying tree that needs to be assessed by a Certified Arborist

How to Identify, Prevent & Treat Tree Decay

February 19, 2021

How to tell when a tree is rotting on the inside and how bad it is, what to do with decaying trees, and how to protect trees from decay.

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Should You Water Trees in Winter in Connecticut?

January 26, 2021

Trees can dry out and die in winter without enough water (and no, snow and freezing rain don’t usually provide enough water). Learn why trees in Connecticut need winter watering, how much water to use, and how to do it.

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Winter Tree Care Tips for Connecticut Homeowners

December 13, 2020

Proper winter tree care, both before and during winter, will protect your trees from snow, ice, pests, and other damage. Here’s what to do.

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different types of lichen growing on a tree in Connecticut

Should You Remove Lichen from Trees? (Answers to All Your Lichen Questions)

November 17, 2020

Answers to common questions about lichen, such as why lichen grows on trees, whether it’s harmful, if lichen means the tree is dying, how to remove lichen, and more.

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How Much Does It Cost To Remove a Tree?

October 20, 2020

Learn the services you can expect to be included with a tree removal job, extras that will likely cost more, as well as the common factors that can affect the total cost of the work.

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An evergreen tree planted in fall by Rayzor's Edge Tree Service

How to Properly Plant a Tree

September 24, 2020

Our top recommendations for how to properly plant a tree, including common problem areas like planting depth, staking the tree, amending the soil, and watering.

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Building Healthy Soil for Healthy Trees, Shrubs, & Plants

August 22, 2020

Healthy, nutrient-rich soil is more valuable than you might imagine, for both you and your plants and trees. Learn how to make sure it’s healthy and alive. (Yes, soil is a living thing!)

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Bagworm FAQs for Connecticut

July 23, 2020

Dead leaves and branch tips on your evergreens? It might be bagworm. Learn the facts, including identification, targeted plants, timing, spread, signs of damage, and control options.

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Watering Guidelines For Newly-Planted Trees

June 18, 2020

The stress of hot summer weather on newly-planted trees can be deadly without regular watering to help them get established. Learn how much water is needed, how often to water, and which factors affect water needs.

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