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Tree Care Tips

How Maple Syrup is Made

bottled maple syrup

A simple explanation of what maple syrup is, which trees it comes from, how sap is tapped and turned into syrup, and what the maple syrup grades mean.

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Help Ice-Covered Trees Recover From Damage

ice covered tree

Freezing rain, ice storms, and heavy, wet snow can strike at any time during the colder months, causing extensive damage to trees, shrubs and landscape plants. While you can’t control the Dayton weather, there are some things you can do to prevent the worst of the damage. And knowing what to do after ice or snow has covered your trees can go a long way in helping them recover.

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Why We Don’t Top Trees

tree topping

We are often asked why we do not top trees, so we’ve created a detailed post covering why topping trees costs you more money, makes trees dangerous, and ultimately harms and kills trees.

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How to Properly Stake a Newly-Planted Tree

tree staking

Drive around any Dayton neighborhood and you’ll likely see newly planted trees tightly tied to landscape stakes, presumably to help the tree get established without falling over. After all, planting a tree is an investment in the value of your property and you want to ensure that it lives a long and healthy life. But,…

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Choosing the Best Tree For Your Dayton Landscape

best tree for dayton landscape

Many trees growing in Dayton’s urban and suburban landscapes are planted in the wrong place, leading to stress, pest and disease problems and eventual decline – not to mention blocked views and driveways, cracked walkways, damaged siding, etc. Learn how to choose the right spot for the right tree so that the tree becomes an asset, rather than a liability.

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Rejuvenation Pruning: What, Why & When

Though winter might seem like it lasts forever here in Ohio, spring is just around the corner, and early spring is the perfect time to spend some time prepping your shrubs. Every three to five years, some shrubs need a bit of extreme pruning to ensure that they continue to be healthy and produce enough…

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Winter Tree Pruning: Good or Bad?

winter pruning in Dayton

As the temperatures cool, most people stop thinking about tree care. But the reality is that winter and early spring are an excellent time for tree work. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider having tree work done in winter.

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How To Properly Plant A Tree

tree planting tips

Careless or improper planting usually dooms a newly planted tree. If you mess up this step, it doesn’t matter what else you do – the tree is unlikely to survive. Here are our tips and recommendations for how to properly plant a tree so you can enjoy it for the long term.

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5 Best Trees For Fall Color in Southwest Ohio

fall foliage colors

We usually associate fall with the brilliant shades of orange, gold, red, and purple as trees change color all around us. We often get asked to recommend the best landscape trees for fall color in the Dayton area so we’ve put together this list of our favorites. They’re all well-adapted to the southern Ohio climate, many are native to our area, and all reliably put on a spectacular fall show.

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