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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Fixing Tree Problems from a Neighbor's Property

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

We spend lots of time creating blog posts and newsletters about how to take care of your own trees. But, what’s the process when the problem – dead or dangling branches, diseases, or even pests – are emanating from a neighboring property?

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Cold Weather Tips To Bring Trees & Shrubs Into the New Year

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Here at Joshua Tree, we’re getting ready to say, “Goodbye,” to 2015 and “Hello,” to 2016. While there may be some old habits or items you’re willing to say a permanent goodbye to, established trees and shrubs shouldn’t fall into that category. And, with the cold weather that accompanies this time of year, you risk doing just that if you aren’t careful.

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Tree Care Safety - First, Last and Always

Friday, December 04, 2015

Safety is the name of the game in the tree care industry – or at least, it should be. Just consider this recent article on the CDC website about another tree trimmer death in California. Tree trimming fatalities are not the norm, but they are certainly a risk.

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Homemade Holiday Decorations and Gift Ideas

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

What’s your favorite part of the winter and holiday season? Is it the gathering of family and friends? The traditions your family has passed down through generations? Maybe it’s the excuse to consume your favorite holiday foods and beverages carte blanche? We bet it’s a combination of all of the above.

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Prepare Your Lawns for Winter - Let the Frost Games Begin

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

It’s hard to believe it has already been six months since we wrote about the importance of grub control when it comes to lawn health. If you took our advice back then, and are enjoying a lush, full green lawn as a result – it’s time to set your sites on the upcoming winter.

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Protect the Trees During New Construction Projects

Monday, October 12, 2015

Beautiful, mature and large-canopied trees are some of Pennsylvania’s most valuable assets. The average yards here have the types of trees that postcards are made of. These trees grow for decades, and often hundreds, of years in order to reach their admirable heights and grow all that gorgeous foliage. Even so, just a single week or so of new construction or property improvements can spell disaster for them.

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