Seasonal News & Tips

Check back often for seasonal tips about what's going on in our area, updates on local pest and disease outbreaks, weather impacts, and more.

evergreen holly berries

Dec 14 2017

The Benefits of Evergreens in the Winter Landscape

During our long Northeast Ohio winters, it can seem like everything outside is hibernating. The trees have lost their leaves, the water is frozen over, and a blanket of snow covers everything. But evergreen trees and shrubs are still alive, colorful, and vibrant during these gray winter months, creating visual interest in the landscape and providing a host of other benefits.
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winter pruning northeast ohio independent tree

Nov 21 2017

6 Benefits of Winter Tree Pruning

It’s a common misconception that tree maintenance cannot be done during the winter months. In reality, winter and early spring is a perfect time for many tree care jobs, especially pruning and tree removals.
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Oct 19 2017

Protecting Your Trees During Deer Mating Season

During fall, bucks rub their antlers on young trees, causing considerable damage and even killing the trees. Find out what you can do to protect your trees from deer antler rubbing.
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fall planting tips

Aug 29 2017

Fall Planting Guidelines for Northeast Ohio

The autumn season—late August through mid-October—is an ideal time to plant in Northeast Ohio. The key is to plant the right things the right way. Here are our recommendations for what to plant and how to care for it.
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Jul 5 2017

The Effects of Heat Stress on Your Trees

Are your trees suffering from heat stress? Just like people experience heat stress or heat stroke, so do trees. Here are the signs that your trees need help.
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summer tree care

Jun 17 2017

Summer Tree Care in Northeast Ohio: Dos and Don’ts

When summer arrives we’re all excited to enjoy the beautiful, warm-weather season in the Cleveland area. But remember that as the weather changes, so should your tree care and maintenance efforts. Don't assume that your trees will enjoy the summer season as much as you do unless they get a little bit of extra care and attention. Here's a quick list of summer tree care dos and don’ts to keep in mind this summer.
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planting a tree

May 3 2017

How to Properly Plant a Tree

“We have seen thousands of fine trees planted with a few dry roots crowded into a little hole scooped out of sod and covered with the same. This is called planting? When will such abomination cease?” – H. Garrison (1875). Illinois State Hort. Soc. 9: 366-371. You may have heard the expression “Plant a $5 tree…
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oak wilt on oak in northeast ohio

Apr 14 2017

Preventing Oak Wilt in Northeast Ohio

Oak Wilt is a deadly fungal disease that has put all oak trees in northeast Ohio at risk. Once infected, there’s no known cure for Oak Wilt – so prevention is the best option for saving your oak trees. OAK WILTRESOURCES>> Learn More 4 Steps To Prevent Oak Wilt Infection 1. Avoid Pruning or Damaging…
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spring-flowering trees for northeast ohio

Mar 16 2017

Best Spring-Flowering Trees To Plant in Northeast Ohio

The best spring-flowering trees are low maintenance, long-lived, and offer multiple seasons of interest here in Northeast Ohio. With many options to choose from, here are our four favorites.
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maple syrup production northeast ohio

Feb 20 2017

How Do Northeast Ohio Maple Trees Make Syrup?

Have you ever wondered where maple syrup comes from? This time of year in Chardon or other Northeast Ohio towns, you will notice many of the maple trees have small metal buckets attached, or a plastic tubing system running from tree to tree. Those tubes and buckets are collecting sap from the maple trees, which…
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What's Next?

Things are constantly changing in Northeast Ohio - weather, pests, and tree diseases all affect your landscape. Stay on top of what's going on so you can keep your trees and yard safe, healthy and beautiful.