Choosing the best tree for your property

Planting trees is an easy and effective way to beautify your property, provide shade in summer and wind protection in winter, and enhance privacy while simultaneously increasing real estate values. Because there is so much variation in size, shape, growth habits, and care requirements, the type of tree you choose [...]

4 Classic Signs That Your Trees Are Stressed

It’s a common misconception that insects and diseases are the only causes of tree illness and death. While trees are very resilient organisms, environmental factors like improper planting and exposure to salt spray can cause them stress. Trees can be more susceptible to the aforementioned pests and diseases when stressed. [...]

Can an HOA prevent tree removal on your property?

When it comes to living in a homeowner’s association (HOA), be aware of rules that may exist to guide homeowners to keep the neighborhood clean and uniform. Some of these rules may impact your ability to remove a tree that appears to be on your property. If a tree on [...]

Pruning your trees reduces storm damage

With storms rolling through the St. Louis region, damage to your trees can happen, especially if they are weak or haven’t been pruned. Tree pruning is an essential part of maintaining that tree’s healthy structure. Correct pruning promotes healthy growth, removes unhealthy growth, and prevents branch failure. Healthy pruning techniques, [...]

What’s wrong with my trees? Carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are signs of a more significant problem with your tree. Carpenter ants are signs of a larger problem in your trees—namely decay and moisture. These ants play an important role in helping dead trees and other organic materials to decompose. They do not feed on the tree but [...]