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Topping Trees: Controversial Yet Common Practice

Uncover the heated debate surrounding tree topping, a common but controversial tree care practice. Explore why this method persists despite widespread criticism from arborists and learn about the sustainable alternatives promoted by Arborist Now.

Discovering the Resilience and Diversity of California’s Redwoods

Explore the remarkable resilience and diversity of California's redwoods in this blog post. Learn about the origins, habitats, and unique adaptations of the coast redwood and giant sequoia, as well as the environmental challenges they face. Discover the significance of these ancient giants and how climate change impacts their survival. This comprehensive guide highlights the importance of conservation efforts to protect these iconic trees.

Thorns and Prickles and Spines, Oh My!

Explore the functional and aesthetic roles of thorns, prickles, and spines in the plant world. These features help plants defend against herbivores, support other flora, and can enhance your landscape's security and biodiversity. Learn about the botanical differences among these defensive structures and get tips for incorporating thorn-bearing plants into your garden effectively.

A Guide to Vertical Mulching

Discover the importance of vertical mulching and its role in maintaining healthy tree roots with this informative blog post. Delve into the technique's benefits, such as alleviating soil compaction and enhancing water penetration, to ensure the vitality and longevity of your trees. This guide provides insights on safeguarding your trees' critical root zones, emphasizing proactive care for a thriving garden.

Tree Shapes: Pyramids, Lollipops, and Vases

Explore the fascinating diversity of tree shapes, from pyramids and lollipops to vases. This blog post delves into the functional and aesthetic significance of these forms, offering insights on how different tree shapes can enhance your landscape's beauty and utility. Learn about the unique characteristics and benefits of various tree shapes and how to choose the right ones for your garden.

11 Hardwood Trees for Windy Locations

Learn how to landscape effectively in windy locations! This post highlights five resilient hardwood trees ideal for such conditions, detailing their unique features and benefits. Discover how these wind-resistant species can enhance your garden's durability and aesthetics, ensuring long-term health and stability in challenging environments.

Armillaria Root Rot – Its Bark Glows in the Dark!

Learn about Armillaria Root Rot, a persistent fungal disease that threatens trees. We'll explore the causes, symptoms, and economic impacts of the disease as well as prevention and treatment strategies to protect your trees and landscapes from this hidden menace.

Surface Roots: Unsightly and Unsafe!

Learn about the challenges and solutions for managing surface roots in your yard. In this post, we'll cover the causes of surface roots and explore the issues they create, such as damage to infrastructure and tripping hazards. Discover effective strategies for managing surface roots to maintain a safe and visually appealing landscape.

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