Preventing Girdling Injury To Your Trees And Bushes
The heavy and persistent snows of winter during 2013 and 2014 meant that animals who otherwise would have found alternate sources of food turned to trees and bushes for sustenance instead. This kind of plant injury is called girdling, and you may find several patterns of it throughout your landscaping depending on several factors. The first… more
Do Trees Hibernate In Winter?
Everyone notices in the fall when trees put on their spectacular leaf show in order to preserve their resources to make it through the long, rough winter they face. But when those leaves are gone and the trees are once again bare-branched, we don't think much about them. Unless there is an ice storm or… more
Should You Prune Your Trees During The Fall Season?
Many people have questions about pruning and the best time for pruning the trees on their property. Is fall a good time for pruning? It would seem so - you’re already busy trimming back perennials and otherwise tidying your landscape in preparation for winter. Why not trim the trees too? The answer is: do not trim your… more
Why Are My Evergreens Losing Their Needles?
Recently, we've received many phone calls from clients concerned about the amount of needles their evergreens have been losing this season. We're here to tell you there's no cause for alarm. This evergreen shedding is perfectly natural, as explained in this article by Gretchen Voyle of Michigan State University. If you have any further questions,… more
Why Is There Such Beautiful Fall Color in Michigan?
Michigan, a state of rolling hills and deciduous forests, is a wonderful place to be in early fall. Do you know why our trees put on such a brilliant show this time of year? Trees use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar to feed the tree in a process called photosynthesis. But… more