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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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What To Do With Tree Roots Growing Above Ground

October 25, 2021

Exposed tree roots are a tripping hazard, they’re easily damaged (making them an easy access point for diseases and insects), and they frequently ruin lawn and landscape equipment. So, what can you do to fix exposed tree roots?

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Fall Tree Care for Connecticut Homeowners

September 28, 2021

Learn the simple things you can do this fall to help your trees, shrubs, and yard prepare for whatever winter may bring.

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Why Are Tree Leaves Yellowing and Falling Off in August?

August 18, 2021

Are the leaves on your trees turning yellow or brown, or even dropping prematurely? Is that normal or something to be worried about? This article will help you understand what’s going on with your trees this summer!

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Beech Leaf Disease FAQs for Connecticut

July 22, 2021

Beech Leaf Disease, a fatal tree disease, is spreading in CT. It’s most noticeable in the leaves, where it causes dark bands (among other symptoms). A lot is still unknown about this disease, but there are things you can do to help control and protect your beech trees from this dangerous disease.

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A backyard in Connecticut in the middle of summer with the sun shining through trees.

Summer Care for Connecticut Trees

June 14, 2021

Connecticut’s summer heat, drought, and thunderstorms can quickly damage or even kill your trees. Learn the best ways to help your trees survive summer and ensure their future health.

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How Deep Should You Plant a Tree?

May 11, 2021

Planting trees too deep can cause more harm than good. It won’t make your trees stronger; in fact, it’s more likely to kill your tree! So how deep should you plant your tree? Get the details here…

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Black Locust Trees

Problem Trees to Avoid Planting in Connecticut

April 21, 2021

Connecticut is home to some of the most beautiful native trees you’d ever want to see. Think red maples in their flaming fall color, stands of golden birch, and cool, dark hemlock groves. And in addition to these native beauties, there are dozens of cultivars and adapted species that enhance our gardens and streetscapes (although…

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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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