Category Archives: All About Trees

All About Trees showcases trees, including how to ID the species, where to plant, interesting facts, common pests, etc.

It’s Alive!!

During these frigid winter months it’s easy to forget that our wonderful woody ornamentals are actually living things. In most areas in the United States, trees will shed their leaves and become dormant for the winter. All activity ceases as … More…

What is a Growing Degree Day?

Many of our products need to be applied at a certain time in the life cycle of an insect or fungal pathogen in order to achieve maximum efficiency.  Fortunately for us we have a reliable way to predict the emergence … More…

Healthy Trees, Healthy People

At the Tree Geek we believe that trees keep people happy and healthy. In order to support the health of trees and people, we are beginning a weekly blog series detailing simple things tree owners can do to support their … More…

The Benefits of Trees

As tree geeks, we think trees are pretty special. Here are some of the many benefits of trees – some you may have known about and some you may not have thought of. More…

Tree Hazards. Tree Owner Risk Management Planning

Do you know the signs of tree failure? If you have trees on your property, it’s your responsibility to keep them healthy and free of risk. Regular tree care can help identify hazardous trees and the risks they present. Once … More…

Fast Growth Means a Healthy Tree, Right?

The short answer is maybe not.  Fast growth means a few things in tree world.  First of all, it means there are sufficient nutrients to support this kind of growth, but there is a tradeoff.  Plants that grow quickly often … More…

The Changeful Spring of 2012

Many trees began leaf growth earlier than ever before in response to record-breaking warm temperatures in mid-March.  Recent frost events that have followed the early warmth can damage or even kill the new leaves on trees. A healthy tree can … More…

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