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Essential Fall Tree Care Tips to Keep Your Trees Healthy and Vibrant

By Nancy Penrose As the summer warmth begins to wane and the leaves start to turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow, it’s a clear sign that fall is arriving. While fall might bring to mind images of pumpkin spice lattes and cozy sweaters, it’s also a crucial time to pay attention to the […]

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9 Great Fall Color Trees

By Nancy Penrose Back in 2020 we published an article listing 10 great trees for fall colors. Now that we’re coming up on the end of summer, we thought we’d list out 9 more great trees to enhance the color of your landscape this fall. 1. Autumn Blaze Maple The Autumn Blaze maple has brilliant […]

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Summer Tree Care Tips

By Nancy Penrose Proper care of your trees during the summer months results in a healthy landscape for your yard. Summer is a great time to follow these five tree care tips. 1. Mulching: Mulching trees is an important action because it cuts down on weeds, stabilizes soil temperatures, and helps conserve soil moisture. It’s […]

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Planting a Tree Could Help You Live Longer

By Nancy Penrose In the urban landscape, trees shade the sidewalks, absorb air pollution, lessen traffic noise, and also happen to be nice to look at. And of course trees take carbon dioxide in the air and convert it to oxygen, which we mammals kind of need for breathing. But it also turns out that […]

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Plant a Tree for Arbor Day

By Nancy Penrose National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April; this year on April 28th. It is a civic holiday in Nebraska. Some other states have selected their own dates for Arbor Day. The usual observance of Arbor Day is to plant a tree. On the first Arbor Day, […]

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How Long Does It Take For a Tree To Recover From Transplanting?

Transplanting a tree can be a necessary step for a many reasons, such as if the tree is outgrowing its current location, or if it’s simply in the way of construction or new landscaping plans. The process of transplanting a tree can be quite traumatic for the tree, and it’s important to give it the […]

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Big Trees Solves Privacy Issue for Mobile Home Resident

SNOHOMISH, WA: Big Trees Inc, (https://bigtreesupply.com), a tree nursery and tree transplant company in the Seattle area, recently helped a mobile home resident with a request to block eyesores on a neighbor’s property. Big Trees got the unusual request recently for screening trees needed to block out a neighbor. What was different in this scenario, […]

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The Spacing Between Trees

By Nancy Penrose Planting new trees is a great way to add beauty and value to your property, but it’s important to consider the proper spacing to ensure their health and growth. The distance between new trees when planting depends on several factors, including the species of tree, the intended use (e.g. for shade, ornamental, […]

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Seasonal Needle Drop for Evergreens

By Nancy Penrose “Needle drop” is a term used to describe a normal process that happens to many evergreens during the fall and winter season. While it is usually normal, it can be a concern for homeowners when they see a lot of needles falling. Every needle on an evergreen tree has a certain life span. […]

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What Does an Unhealthy Tree Look Like?

By Nancy Penrose We all want our trees to be healthy. There are a lot of aspects to keeping your tree healthy and a lot of things to watch out for. It isn’t that hard if you know what to do and what to look out for. But for some people that’s the hard part. […]

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