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 [...]

Tree of the Month: The Blue Spruce

It’s only fitting that our Tree of the Month for December should be one synonymous with winter and the holiday season. And of course, it should be a beautiful tree, one that’s also hardy and flourishes in our region. Our Tree of the Month for December checks all those boxes:  [...]

Tree Of The Month: The Flowering Dogwood

Welcome to our new monthly feature, the Tree of the Month. Each month we’ll provide readers with an in-depth look at a select species of tree. The focus of the Tree of the Month feature will be on trees native to the Midwest or that will thrive in area soil [...]

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 [...]