Are Your Trees Ready for Winter?

It is never too soon to prepare the trees on your property for the rigors of winter. Though trees do their own transition as leaves change color and fall amidst cooler conditions, it is crucial to their survival that you lend a helping hand. Winters in St. Louis can be dreary and daunting, so these…

Why Leaves Change Color in the Fall

Autumn tends to be a season full of color and splendor that is reflected in various facets of everyday life from fashion to flowers. Due to chemical processes that take place in trees as summer turns to fall, you’ll see multiple pigments begin to emerge. The pigment that gives leaves their green look, chlorophyll, is…

Why You Should Deadwood a Tree

If someone mentions the term “deadwood,” you might think of that TV show about crime and corruption in 1800s Deadwood, South Dakota. But if you hear us talking about it, you can bet we’re not talking about our weekend plans for binge watching. Let’s talk about deadwood, and why it’s so important to have it…

A Summer Checklist for Trees

As most people know, trees are vital to our survival. They provide oxygen by taking in harmful gases and releasing them as oxygen. Trees create a wonderful environment, but let us not forget that they are also beautifully scenic and provide shade on the warmest days of the year. Because trees do so much for…

How To Apply Mulch For Tree Health

While a tree needs mulch to survive, given the protection and nutrients it provides, too much of it can be a hazard to its health. Knowing how to apply mulch properly helps a tree grow naturally, keeps out weeds, prevents soil compaction, and helps it weather extreme conditions as best as possible. Here’s how to…