What is PHOTOSYNTHESIS?

What is PHOTOSYNTHESIS? Well… besides being a long word that you might think is one of those fancy words used in a science-fiction story, photosynthesis is actually the term used in real science to depict the amazing chemical process of how plants make their own...

Heat & Drought Stress – Will Your Trees Survive?

HEAT & DROUGHT STRESS can negatively impact your landscape plants, particularly your trees. The photo below is from an actual irrigated lawn following several heatwaves. Despite receiving water from an irrigation system, the greenest areas of the lawn were those...
Girdling Roots – The Silent Tree Killer

Girdling Roots – The Silent Tree Killer

Of the many ways to kill a tree in the landscape, Girdling Roots ranks high among them, along with poor irrigation, planting too deep (which often causes girdling roots), and mechanical injuries. But just what are girdling roots and where do they come from? [Note:...
Are LICHENS Bad For Trees?

Are LICHENS Bad For Trees?

“I’ve got some kind of creepy fungus all over my tree! Will it kill my tree?” I get asked this A LOT. And so, I’ve created this post to offer a brief, but hopefully interesting discussion about the fascinating natural phenomena known as LICHENS...
Watering Trees – How Much?

Watering Trees – How Much?

Providing adequate water for your trees can be a challenge sometimes because it means you have to: remember to do it, know when & how much to do it, and do it in a way that doesn’t discourage you from doing it. In this post, I hope to provide you access to...
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