Fall leaves

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…

deadwood

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…

st louis tree summer checklist

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…

tree health

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…

spring trees in st louis

What Happens to Trees in the Spring

After slumbering through snowstorms, rain showers and all other elements Mother Nature brought during wintertime; trees wake up once springtime kicks into full gear. It’s not an instant awakening. It’s more like when you try getting up for work and try to convince yourself to stay in bed five more minutes before eventually getting up.…