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Removing Tree Stakes | Determining When it is Safe to Remove Tree Stakes

Removing Tree Stakes

You may be wondering how to determine the best time for removing tree stakes. If you have recently planted trees in your yard, chances are you have installed tree stakes to support your seedlings or young trees. Most newly planted trees require tree stakes and guy wires to keep them healthy and upright until they take hold in their new home. This is especially true in certain planting conditions. These scenarios include: a tree that has a small root ball relative to its overall size, trees that are planted in windy climates, and young trees that may have heavy foliage. Read more

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Best Trees for Attracting Deer | How to Plant a Deer Orchard

Best Trees for Attracting Deer

Some of the best trees for attracting deer to your property are fruit trees. To make your property stand out from neighboring land, entice the deer with something sweet like fall fruit. The most common fruit trees planted for this purpose are Apple Trees, Pear Trees, and Persimmons. If you plant either of these trees in your yard, the White Tail Deer will flock to your plot of land. Deer love to feast on nutritious food sources such as fruit which provides them the energy to frolic in the forest. Read more

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Bracing Palm Trees | How to Properly Secure a Newly Planted Palm Tree

Bracing Palm Trees

Properly bracing palm trees is a critical step, not only to the survival of the trees but also to ensure the trees maintain their vertical position as they grow. Large, mature Palm Trees are often transplanted as a quick and easy way to create a stunning landscape in tropical climates. Planting these over-sized trees can instantly produce an established landscape, but at the same time the towing height of these trees presents unusual challenges for home owners. These problems are further exacerbated in coastal areas which tend to have strong and steady winds. Read more

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Evergreen Trees | Hearty Trees that Stay Green Year Round

By definition, evergreen trees retain their leaves or needles throughout all four seasons. As the name implies, they are always green. Conversely, a deciduous tree will completely shed all of its foliage in the winter. Evergreens are very popular since they provide year-round beauty to your landscape as well as ongoing privacy. Read more

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How Many Tree Stakes Should I Use to Secure a Newly Planted Tree

How many tree stakes are needed

When planting new trees in your yard it is very important that you secure them with Stake-Safe Tree Stakes and Safety Ties until the trees roots have taken hold. One of the most common questions asked is, “how many tree stakes should I use when I plant my new trees?” This can vary depending on the planting conditions and the type of tree, but the safest measure is to use 4 tree stakes equally spaced at 90 degrees around the tree. Another common configuration is the installation of 3 tree stakes anchored equally 120 degrees apart. Read more

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Privacy Trees | Choosing the Best Trees for a Privacy Hedge

Privacy Trees

When selecting privacy trees to create a privacy hedge in your yard there are numerous decisions you need to make. Take the extra time upfront to select the best privacy trees for your specific circumstances. This will ensure the best overall outcome of your landscaping project. Read more

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Best Shade Trees | Choosing the Best Shade Trees for Your Yard

Best Shade Trees

When choosing the best shade trees for your yard the first thing to consider is the available space. The last thing you need on a 40-foot building lot is a 100-foot-tall Sugar Maple with a span of 80 feet. Another consideration is how fast the trees will grow. If your goal is to create summer shade on your rear deck, you don’t want to wait 10 years before you can enjoy it. Selecting fast growing trees such as the Red Maple, Weeping Willow, or a Hybrid Poplar is your best bet. Check out our top choices of shade trees for small or large yards. Read more

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Planting Flowering Trees Will Add Color to Your Yard

Planting Flowering Trees

Planting Flowering Trees throughout your backyard will add beauty and color to your landscape. Some of the more common varieties of flowering trees include the Japanese Flowering Cherry, Crape Myrtles, Pink Dogwoods, and the Saucer Magnolia. Planting flowering trees such as these popular species will transform your backyard into a beautiful paradise. When these gorgeous trees are in full bloom they will attract birds and small animals which will bring your yard to life. Read more

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Sealing Tree Limbs After Cutting or Pruning Your Trees in the Fall

Sealing Tree Limbs

The additional step of sealing tree limbs after pruning may or may not be necessary. As a tree grows you may find that it’s limbs may interfere with phone lines or the tree branches may come into contact with your home, shed, or garage. In most of these cases it will be necessary to remove the tree limb to avoid damage to your property. Since this will more than likely occur during the growing season you will need to apply sealant after removing the unwanted tree limbs. Read more

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Planting Young Trees | When is the Best Time

Planting Young Trees

The best time of year for planting young trees is dependent upon several factors. The specific climate for your region is a major consideration in determining the best time for planting young trees. You need to be familiar with the parameters of the climate in your area when planting trees in your yard. As an example, in the deep-south you should avoid transplanting trees during the extreme heat of mid-summer. This is especially true in dry hot climates. The intense summer heat can stress your newly planted tree. When the heat is severe, the effects can be devastating for young trees. Read more