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Connecticut Tree Care Tips

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Things change quickly in CT when it comes to pests, weather events, and other things affecting your trees and landscape. Stay in the know with our monthly newsletter. No spam - we promise!

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How to 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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Do Trees in Connecticut Need Fertilization?

May 18, 2020

Whether trees need fertilization depends on your soil. See the common soil problems in CT, how it affects your trees, what to do about it, when, and how.

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Best Connecticut Native Trees for Spring Flowers

April 13, 2020

Our top 6 recommendations for CT native trees with showy spring flowers. Species & varieties, characteristics, best growing conditions & care instructions.

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Spring Tree Care Tips for Connecticut Homeowners

March 12, 2020

Spring tree care isn’t complicated. Here’s what to do this spring to prepare your trees and shrubs for warmer weather and the Connecticut growing season.

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Spotted Lanternfly FAQs for Connecticut

February 21, 2020

The invasive and destructive Spotted Lanternfly has been found in Connecticut. These FAQs cover how to identify it, the damage it causes, which trees are at risk, how to prevent it from spreading, and what to do if you find one.

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What To Do When Trees Are Coated in Ice

January 17, 2020

Will an ice-coated tree recover? What should you do when it happens? What should you NOT do? Are some trees more likely to be damaged? We answer those questions and more!

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How to Identify, Prevent & Treat Winter Salt Damage to Trees & Shrubs

December 17, 2019

How to identify salt-related injury to plants, why it happens, how to prevent salt damage to your trees, and what to do if your trees and shrubs have been affected by winter salt or de-icers.

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