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.…

Best Practices When Trees are Dormant

Best Practices When Trees are Dormant

While the holidays promote thankfulness and merriment, bad weather conditions that accompany the festive season are far from welcoming for your trees as they bear the brunt of winter. During the fall, trees start adjusting to temperature changes, with their metabolism slowing down and reduced transpiration signaling their dormancy. The lack of warmth and light…

Checklist for trees in the winter in St. Louis

St. Louis Winter Tree Care Checklist

Midwestern winters are known for being frigid and unrelenting. Winter conditions may be tough to handle, but that doesn’t mean it should prevent you from managing your trees with care. With over 50 million residents throughout the Midwest, ranging from Missouri to Ohio, there are plenty of homeowners seeking advice on how to keep their…