Drought Resistant Trees

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Lack of water is the most common plant stress encountered in urban and suburban landscapes. In areas with persistent drought conditions, or those with a true dry season, selecting drought resistant and native species will result in a more sustainable landscape that is easier to maintain.

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Posted in Tree Advice

Assessing the Risk of Trees Falling

While many trees have a long lifespan, they are still living organisms and will, at some point, structurally fail. However, the decision to remove a tree that adds value to a landscape should not be taken lightly. Property owners can make an informed decision by discussing their trees with an experienced arborist who has an understanding of how and why trees fail and which ones pose the greatest risk.

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Posted in Tree Safety

Autumn and Early Winter Tree Care

Autumn is a key time to prepare trees for the upcoming winter and following spring. It is important to reach out to a professional arborist at this time to tend to trees within your landscape. An arborist can proactively treat trees, taking steps now that will help keep your trees and shrubs healthy, safe, and beautiful in the months to come.

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The Science Behind Fall Foliage

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Why do leaves change color in the fall? A good start to answering this question is to look at each of the pigments involved.

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Posted in Tree Research

Italian Cypress

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“A Drought-Tolerant Favorite”

Italian cypress (Cupressus sempervirens), also known as Mediterranean cypress, has been used in formal gardens and around buildings for centuries. This tall, narrow tree can reach heights over 50 feet, but is rarely more than 15 feet wide. Cypress can be very long-lived; some trees are reported to be over 1,000 years old!

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Posted in Tree Species

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