Pruning 101

Pruning is easy. You just grab whichever saw or pruning shears you find hanging on the wall in the garage and lop off a dead or dying limb. No problem. Not so fast. First, it’s important to remember your trees are valuable assets. A 45-foot oak that has grown for [...]

Don’t Overlook Evergreens

So you would like to add trees to your landscaping, preferably trees that will have a visual impact – maybe throughout the year – and that are low-maintenance. Many homeowners immediately go to the tried and true standby species that do well in the Missouri climate. Oaks, maples, birches, Japanese [...]

Time To Prepare Your Garden For Fall

The cool, crisp days of fall with their light, dry breezes, and turning leaves may seem far away during the dog days of summer, but now is the time to plan for fall tree care. Investing some planning, time, and effort in your fall tree care can ensure your trees [...]

Missouri’s Diverse Weather: Choosing the Perfect Trees for Your Landscape

Compared with areas to the north and to the south, Missouri sees an amazingly wide range of weather extremes. The average high temperatures in the St. Louis area for July, for example, is 88 degrees, while the average low temperature in January stands at 23 degrees. The record highs and [...]

Are Your Trees “Storm Safe” For Summer?

While people tend to think of heat and humidity as the hallmarks of summer in the Midwest – particularly in the St. Louis area – the sun and high temperatures also bring with them another weather feature: severe storms. Summer Storms – A Show Of Nature’s Power Most people living [...]