Tree Of The Month: The Northern Red Oak

There’s no question that oak trees are a common sight in the St. Louis area and throughout the eastern United States. There are, however, approximately 600 species of oak trees worldwide, with 90 native to the United States. Considering all the species of oak trees growing in the U.S., homeowners [...]

Tree Of The Month: The Norway Spruce

Looking for an evergreen to add to your landscaping? One that combines beauty, toughness and adaptability? Then Picea abies – otherwise known as the Norway Spruce – might be the tree for you and your landscaping. Despite the name, the Norway Spruce can be found in the U.S. throughout New [...]

Tree Of The Month: The Southern Magnolia

When people think of magnolia trees, particularly the southern magnolia, they often think of states in the deep South such as Alabama, Georgia, or Mississippi, which bears the nickname “the Magnolia State.” While these trees are commonly found throughout the southern states, the southern magnolia is also quite at home [...]

Tree Of The Month: The Willow Oak

It’s a tree native to the St. Louis area, and though you may never have heard of it, you may just want to get to know about it. The willow oak is a medium to large member of the red oak family, and in many ways is ideally suited to [...]

Tree Of The Month: The Swamp White Oak

Weather in much of the Midwest can best be described as “extreme.” Summer temperatures often reach triple digits, winter can feature days or weeks with low temps of 0 degrees. Flooding isn’t unusual. Heavy snowfalls and ice storms are on the menu most winters. Add in tornadoes, windstorms and rainy [...]