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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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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.
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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!
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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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Bacterial Leaf Scorch in New Jersey: Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment

Do your tree’s leaves look scorched? It could just be due to heat or water stress, but it could also be a symptom of the fatal disease Bacterial Leaf Scorch.
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Oak Wilt in New Jersey: Symptoms, Spread, Prevention & Treatment

Oak wilt is a fatal disease that kills oak trees within a few years of infection. These oak wilt FAQs will help you stop it from spreading in New Jersey and protect your oak trees.
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How Much Mulch Should You Use Around Trees? Mulch Volcano vs Donut

What’s the right amount mulch to use around trees? Should you pile it up to create a “mulch volcano”? Get answers to those questions and more in this article about how to properly mulch a tree - and why.

Why Timing for Insect Pest & Tree Disease Treatments Aren’t Based on the Calendar

To know when it's the right time to apply treatments for tree and landscape pests and diseases, you have to first understand the weather.
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When to Treat Tree Pests & Diseases

Know when insects and diseases are active in central New Jersey so you can maintain a healthy, beautiful landscape with minimal use of potentially toxic chemicals.

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid is Killing New Jersey’s Hemlock Trees

If you have hemlock trees on your property, you probably also have the invasive and deadly Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. Learn how to identify it, how it damages and kills hemlocks, why hemlocks are so critical to our environment, your treatment options, and how to control the spread of the adelgid.
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Avoid Winter Salt Damage to Plants: 7 Simple Tips

Learn how to avoid winter salt damage (and even death) to deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. What you do this winter is critical.
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