An arborvitae that is trimmed in a pom pom design with a small tapered trunk

Trimming Arborvitae – 7 Common Mistakes People Make

Arborvitae are easy to grow, but they are often trimmed incorrectly. Make sure to remove overgrowth in the spring and fine tune in the summer. Prune heavily before plants break dormancy, and never remove more than one-third of the plant’s foliage. Avoid cutting into old wood and constantly step back to observe your work.

Pruned to be a particular flat shape against a wall

Espalier Fruit Trees: A How-to Guide

Espalier shaping is an ancient agricultural process that allowed trees to grow against a wall. This practice of raising the tree makes for an aesthetically pleasing fruit tree that can also yield good harvests.

Raising a healthy sugar maple tree does not have to be difficult with a guide

Sugar Maple Tree: A Complete Care Guide

Sugar maple trees are known for their sugary sap and the hardwood that they can be used for. But more importantly, they are absolutely beautiful when grown properly on a property.

Pastel pink and white flowers fill the canopy

Weeping Cherry Tree: Everything You Need to Know

Weeping Cherries are a graceful trees with cascading branches that fill with pastel colors of pink and white. This is a wonderful addition to any property and can be maintained with the proper care. Come learn more!

Saucer magnolia in full bloom with its pink flowers

Saucer Magnolia Tree: A Complete Guide

The saucer magnolia, also called the Chinese magnolia, has elegant and delicate pink flowers that make it a beautiful tree. It is not tough to maintain with a proper care guide. Come here to learn more!

Black walnut tree with sun rays flowing through its dense foliage

Black Walnut Tree: A Complete Care Guide

The Black Walnut Tree is a magnificent tree that will grow for years and years in your yard. The large, dark green leaves and the unforgettable black walnuts make this tree a unique specimen for any landscape.

Beautiful red oak tree leaves with an acorn

Red Oak Trees: Everything You Need to Know

This beautiful species of oak is known for its dark reddish gray brown, which has deep ridges.
Its leaves are are initially pinkish-red in the spring, but turn to lustrous dark green in summer and then to russet-red to bright red in autumn. It is a fast grower and makes a great addition to home landscapes.

Beech tree leaves

How to Grow Beech Trees

A truly majestic and useful tree, the beech is known for its steel-gray bark that contrasts against its reddish-brown wood. These slow-growing trees can live 400 years and grow upwards of 120 feet tall. Their dense canopies make them a great shade tree, and paper thin leaves allows dappled sunlight to filter through them.

Mulberry fruit hanging from a tree ready for harvest

Mulberry Trees Care Guide

Found in many temperate regions around the globe, and in almost all 50 states in the US, the mulberry tree is a fast-growing deciduous tree. The three most common species are the white, common, and silkworm mulberry. These prized shade trees bear dark purple to black fruits and their wood is used to smoke meats.

Weeping willow growing optimally with proper care tips

Weeping Willows: Planting, Landscaping and Care Guide

Recognized for its open crown of graceful, ground-sweeping branches, the weeping willow is surrounded by symbolism and mystery. Trees are short lived but put on an impressive 48-inches of growth every year and have a hearty root system. Thin, flat leaves appear early in the year and grow to be as long as a dollar bill, turning yellow in the fall.

Hickory tree in full splendor when given proper care and sun

Hickory Tree Care Guide

Hickory trees are a majestic, easy to care for shade tree. With shock-resistant wood and one of the most calorie-dense nuts, these trees have ridged, flakey gray bark and leaves with serrated edges. Trees grow 60 to 80-feet tall with a 40-foot spread. Of the 18 different species, 12 are native to the United States.

Pine tree needles growing healthy

Pine Tree Growing and Planting Guide

With over 120 species, pine trees are known for their scale-like bark, resinous sap, cones, and needles ranging from deep green to a light bluish-green. Branches grow out from the tree trunk in a tight spiral and keep their color year-round. Species are grouped into two subgenus, based upon characteristics such as needle numbers and cones.

Beautiful dogwood trees that have bloomed

Dogwood Tree: Comprehensive Guide

Dogwood trees are known for their beauty, with the flowering dogwood thought to be the prettiest flowering tree in America. The popular varieties of this deciduous tree are grown in USDA zones 2 to 9, with each type displaying unique, magnificent blooms. They thrive in acidic soils and have high water requirements.

Oak trees need to be cared for properly to have optimal growth

Oak Tree: Everything You Need to Know

One of the longest living types of trees, oaks can survive upwards of a millennium. With over 600 different species, all varieties have enormous trunks, branches, showy bark, and acorns with cup-like caps. Since they mature into large trees with extremely wide canopies they are best suited for homes with large yards.

Jacaranda flowers growing healthy in its natural environment

Jacaranda Tree: Comprehensive Guide

A jacaranda tree adds amazing color to your yard, putting on a striking show of purple to signify the arrival of spring. This hardy tree does best in subtropical and tropical climates making it best suited for USDA zones 9 through 11. Mature trees grow quickly, reaching 40 feet tall and 60 feet wide.

Indian laurel trunk growing healthily

Indian Laurel Fig – Everything You Need to Know

Also known as a Chinese banyan tree, the Indian laurel fig is an evergreen species that retain their glossy green foliage year round. The bark is smooth and light gray, and the wood considered softer and weak because of the tree’s fast growth rate. A unique root system makes this tree one to remember. Aerial roots form from the branches, hanging down to the ground and rooting, doubling or tripling the width of the tree’s trunk.

Pygmy date palm trees growing healthy with proper care

Pygmy Date Palm Tree Care

Popular as a backdrop to pools and other water features, the pygmy date palm reaches its full height of 8 to 12 feet in 5 to 10 years. Native to subtropical areas, they grow best in zones 10 and 11, unable to tolerate frost on cold nights. In colder climates they can be grown in containers and overwintered indoors as a houseplant.

Chinese elm tree growing healthily with the proper care

Chinese Elm Tree – Care Guide

The Chinese elm grows as both a deciduous and evergreen tree, depending upon the climate where it’s grown. In warm areas it lives as an evergreen, maintaining its glossy dark green leaves year round. In colder climates, the leaves on the long arching branches turn bright shades of purple, yellow, and red, falling to the ground as temperatures drop. Trees can live from 50 to 150 years when properly cared for.

Healthy queen palm trees requires proper care

Queen Palm Tree Care – Everything You Need to Know

One of the most popular ornamental palms used in landscaping, the Queen Palm tolerate a variety of climates in hardiness zones 9 to 11. Specimens grow about 6 feet per year, topping out around 50 feet tall and spanning 25 feet wide. Fronds grow out of the top of the trunk to form the distinguishable “crown”.