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Tree Branching: What is Opposite Branching?

Tree Branching: What is Opposite Branching?

Unless you spend an extensive amount of time around trees, you may not have noticed that they have different types of branching . Let’s take a look at the differences.

Depending on the tree you are...

Attracting Birds to Your Trees and Landscaping

Attracting Birds to Your Trees and Landscaping

Having birds in your backyards can make the environment seem more inviting and more natural. How do you attract the right birds to your landscaping and trees?

We are going to be providing you with...

A Beginner's Guide to Bonsai Trees


A Beginner’s Guide to Bonsai Trees


For those of you who love trees, but simply don’t have the space for them in your yard, have you ever considered bonsai trees?


Bonsai trees, for those of you who don’t know, are small trees that are kept in...

Choosing Trees For Your Front Yard


Choosing Trees For Your Front Yard


How do you choose the trees that will welcome guests to your home?


Your front yard and walkway are the first part of your home that anyone visiting will see. It is important that it looks good and inviting. So...

Best Trees to Consider for Your Backyard


Best Trees to Consider for Your Backyard


Choosing and planting new trees for your backyard landscaping is an exciting task, but how do you choose which trees to go with?


Depending on where you live and what you want your backyard to look like,...

Trees - The Bigger . . . The Better

Trees - The Bigger...The Better

Towering trees on your property are not only beautiful, they add to the value of your home. Nationwide, mature trees on well-maintained property that provide privacy can increase the property value by 7 to 19...

Thorns and Prickles and Spines, Oh My!


While not terribly common, many trees bear sharp thorns along their twigs, branches or trunks. Often, thorns are seen as problematic traits, and trees that bear them are often avoided during installations. Some have even produced thornless...

Five Conifers and Palms for Windy Locations

A few days ago, we discussed the importance of selecting wind-tolerant tree species for those living in windswept areas (San Francisco and the Bay Area are particularly good examples, and not just because these areas are plagued by the aptly...

Five Hardwood Trees for Windy Locations


Strong winds represent a serious threat for trees. Even relatively modest storms can leave areas with a post-apocalyptic aesthetic. Who hasn’t been dumbfounded at the sight of a mighty oak or redwood lying helplessly on its side with its...

Seven Fast-Growing Trees for Cooling the Climate


Trees help to reduce the local temperatures in a variety of ways. 

Among the most important ways that they do so include the process of transpiration, in which trees draw water from the ground and pump it into the air and through the...