Tree Inventory Lists Promote Longevity

Thursday, September 08, 2016

If you’ve ever studied Thomas Jefferson, you know he kept unbelievably detailed journals, diaries, and records about everyday life. Jefferson maintained extensive tree and garden inventories at his famous home, Monticello, and these records were used as living manuals for what worked, what didn’t and what could be done better to care for the estate’s beloved landscape.

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Summer Safety Tips

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Question: What do you get when you mix great party, a roaring fire pit and a dry landscape?
Answer: Serious fire risk!

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Watering Trees - How Much is Too Much?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Part of being a great parent is knowing how much love, attention and nourishment is enough. The same is true for your trees and shrubs, which brings us to the subject of today’s blog: adequate summer hydration.

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Trees Need to Breathe Too

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Think about the things you need to live (the real needs, aside from your iPhone, TV or latte….); the list goes pretty much like this: Air, Water, Food.

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Skip Japanese Beetle Traps and Employ the Big Guns

Friday, June 03, 2016

Every region has its fair share of pests, but Japanese Beetles are probably one of the most devastating pests when it comes to grass and landscape plants in the eastern United States. While they are absolutely stunning to look at, with their shiny exoskeletons in metallic, copper and jade green hues, their insatiable appetite for ornamental landscape plants instantly detracts from any aesthetic beauty they might exude.

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Tree Safety - An Everyday Practice

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Back in December, we posted a blog titled, Tree Care Safety – First, Last and Always!, and we weren’t joking. When you are in our line of work, safety must be a top priority. Our daily tasks require us to be very high off the ground, we spend time working in diseased and/or pest-infested trees with brittle and unstable branches, we cut branches off old-growth trees that are larger than some full-grown trees. Our work is dangerous – and safety practices are an essential part of our every move to ensure we keep our clients, their homes and our staff safe and happy.

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Happy Mother's Day - Kids Grow Like Weeds Don't They?

Thursday, May 05, 2016

First, and most importantly, Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there. Like their birthdays, Mother’s Day provides the opportunity to reflect back in time – from each of your children’s births to the present.

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How To Plant A Tree

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Planting a tree is easy-breezy, right? Just dig a hole, stick the baby tree in it, cover it back up and – voila! Mission accomplished.

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Happy Arbor Day 2016 - Go Out and Plant a Tree!

Friday, April 08, 2016

"Each generation takes the earth as trustees"  - J. Sterling Morton

Arbor Day is almost here. This year, it falls on April 29th. If you’re as excited as we are here at Joshua Tree, you can visit
Arbor Day’s official website and follow the official countdown…

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Spring Forward - Lawn and All

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Hang in there, everyone. Spring is about to be sprung! Can you believe it’s already time to set  those clocks an hour forward (Sunday, March 13th, at 2:00 A.M., to be exact…)? While the members of our household aren’t huge fans of losing an hour of sleep, we are certainly fans of the returning sunlight. And, we aren’t the only ones who appreciate it.

Our crew is already taking note of the emerging leaf and flower buds, and some of you may already have a few blooms in the warmer, sunnier patches of your landscape. For those of us who make a living in the
tree and lawn service business, the return of sunlight, buds and blooms are important cues, reminding us it’s time to get to work. 

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