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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Posted in Tree Advice

The Science Behind Fall Foliage

Mixed Foliage

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

Northern Red Oak

“A Hardy Landscape Tree”

The northern red oak (Quercus rubra) is a fast-growing and long-living tree known for its beautiful red fall color, value to wildlife and status as the state tree of New Jersey. Called “one of the handsomest, cleanest and stateliest trees in North America” by naturalist Joseph S. Illick, the northern red oak is widely considered a national treasure. This tree is valued for its adaptability and hardiness in urban settings. The northern red oak is also one of the most important oaks for timber production; used for furniture, flooring, and veneer. It is native to most regions of the U.S. near and east of the Mississippi River, excluding the Deep South.

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Posted in Tree Species

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