The Dogwood Tree – A Front Yard Treasure

Seed pods on an evergreen dogwood tree

An Evergreen Dogwood tree lives across the street in my friend Jess’ yard, where it remained a secret for a number of years. On a warm, sunny Tuesday, my good friend Brad showed up to service my lawn and I noticed him in Jess’ yard with his camera. He was photographing a tree about 8 …

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Planting Bare-Root Trees

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Planting trees with bare, exposed roots can be somewhat tricky business. Here is a guide to help you successfully plant and grow your young tree. When to Plant Bare root trees should be planted during the dormant season. This can either be in the fall after the leaves have dropped or in early spring before …

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When to Fertilize Fruit Trees

When to fertilize fruit trees 1 in order to stay healthy and grow, all plants need to absorb certain chemical elements from the soil.

In order to stay healthy and grow, all plants need to absorb certain chemical elements from the soil. Some of these elements can become permanently removed from soil over time by plants, while some are removed each season. Those elements removed each season tend to be returned to the soil in the form of dropped …

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Camphor Trees – Should you plant one?

Camphor trees - should you plant one? 2 ahh, the magnificent and contentious camphor tree. These trees stay green year long, provide plenty of shade, emit a fragrant minty smell and are just one of those trees you want to go up and give a good hug. Ask another tree lover, however, and they might say the camphor is one tree to steer clear of.

Ahh, the magnificent and contentious Camphor tree. These trees stay green year long, provide plenty of shade, emit a fragrant minty smell and are just one of those trees you want to go up and give a good hug. Ask another tree lover, however, and they might say the camphor is one tree to steer …

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Environmental Effects of Planting Non-Native Trees

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For most of the past 250 years, surprisingly it seems that Europe’s managed forests have been a net source of carbon, contributing to climate warming rather than mitigating it. The release of carbon otherwise stored in litter, dead wood, and soil carbon pools in managed forests was one key factor contributing to climate warming. Second, …

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