Native Trees of Indiana

    Sandy loves the diversity of trees that are native to Indiana! Whenever she gets a chance, she puts on her safety equipment and goes out with her fellow Arbor Rangers ™ to view and climb trees. Trees come in all shapes and sizes and Indiana, for example, has over...

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:...
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