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A Visit to the Lost Forty – February 2013

“Praise ignorance, for what man has not encountered, he has not destroyed.”  Wendell Berry Kent Honl, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist MN 0158B Only a small percentage of the forest cover in Minnesota remains as “old growth”, with trees that … More…

Mulching…There is a Right Way!

Mulch is great for trees, but if mulch is not applied properly or you use the wrong material, you can end up doing more harm than good. What you need to know about mulching trees. More…

Do your evergreens turn brown in the spring?

Ever wonder why evergreen shrubs and some small trees turn brown and dry out in the late winter and early spring?  We have a term for that….winter injury! So, why does this happen?  Well, two things are at play. First … More…

Ten Questions about Tree Pruning

When is the best time to prune a tree? When your saw is sharp. After a branch smacks you in the head. Anytime is fine. Fall and winter. Pruning trees when they are dormant is the best for them for … More…

Winterizing Perennials

Finishing up your fall yard work? Did you know a blanket of pine bark or wood chips will insulate your beds against the cold?   How to Winterize Your Perennials Wait until the ground is frozen, then add mulch. The … More…

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