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Everything you want to know about how to keep your trees as safe, healthy and beautiful as possible. Specially written for the Morristown, NJ area and surrounding towns.

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Brown floodwater rushes past trees, creating debris.

My Tree Was Flooded – What Should I Do?

If trees have been flooded, they likely sustained long-lasting damage that could make them unsafe, unhealthy, and unattractive. Learn the signs of flood damage in trees and how to help your trees recover.
newly-planted trees in a lawn in front of a house

How to Care for a Newly-Planted Tree

A step-by-step guide to help ensure that your new tree grows to become firmly rooted, stable, and healthy, starting with a few things that should happen before the tree is even planted.
Callery or Bradford Pear trees line a road in a New Jersey-area park.

Beautiful But Dangerous – Why You Should Not Plant a Bradford Pear Tree in your New Jersey Yard

Bradford pear trees can be stunning and perfect. But, looks can be deceiving. This tree is actually invasive, dangerous and it stinks! Read this article to understand why you should avoid planting this tree in your property.
Sapsucker holes on the trunk of a tree. Taken by Alpine Tree, New Jersey

IPM: What Is It and Why Should You Care?

Many experienced gardeners and landscape professionals practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to make and maintain gardens that are healthy and vigorous, with low populations of pests. Find out why in this article!
two large trees in a forest

Benefits of Trees in the Morristown, NJ Area

Trees are such a common part of daily life that many of us hardly notice the trees around us, let alone think about what they're doing for us behind the scenes. But they affect our lives well beyond just providing oxygen, shade, fall color and spring flowers!
Snow covers and weighs down shrubs after a winter snowfall.

Will Snowbanks Damage My Trees and Shrubs?

Snowbanks can cause extensive damage to trees and shrubs but probably not for the reasons you expect. Learn what happens, how to prevent it, and what to do if snowbanks harm your plants.
An uprooted tree that has fallen on a house.

How To Prevent Leaning Tree Problems

One of the most common reasons why a tree starts to lean is because its roots are no longer able to fully stabilize it in the ground. Here are some simple things you can do to help your trees stay upright and prevent problems with a leaning tree.
A sign reading "sold" in front of a green house surrounded by trees.

How Trees Affect Property Values in New Jersey

Don’t take your trees for granted! Trees provide many benefits, and that includes increasing the value of your property. Learn how trees can make or break your property value and what you can do to maximize their impact on the sale price of your home (if you plan to sell) and your enjoyment of your property.
Sun shines through a large canopy of green tree leaves.

When to Fertilize Trees and Shrubs In New Jersey

What time of year is best for fertilizing trees and shrubs in New Jersey? Can you fertilize at other times of year? Does fertilizing at the wrong time harm a tree? And how do you know if a tree even needs to be fertilized? Get all the answers right here!
Artists Bracket on the trunk of an old poplar tree.

Why Are Mushrooms Growing on Your Tree?

Should you worry when you see mushrooms or fungi growing on your tree? Yes! Read our article to find out why it can be a sign that there is something wrong with your tree.

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