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Protect Your Trees from Hungry Animals

Protect Your Trees from Hungry Animals
You may not be the only one that loves your trees. Rodents and deer may also want to take advantage of the tree you’ve planted on your property. Even if you think these animals are cute and enjoy watching them scurry around, it is possible for them to do irreparable damage to your trees. We […]
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Forest Changes in Utah

Forest Changes in Utah
If you love Utah’s trees as much as we do, you may be interested in learning about the changes that have taken place throughout the state in Utah’s natural forest areas. Global Forest Watch monitors changes in forests throughout the world and is a cool resource for details on overall world climate impacts, fire data, […]
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Why Leaves Change and Fall in Autumn

Why Leaves Change and Fall in Autumn
Trees must change their leaf color and drop the leaves before winter as part of a survival process. Since trees are literally rooted to their spot, they must adapt to endure the freezing months. In Utah, we’re lucky to see the gorgeous displays of color from our many trees. The National Park Services states: “Broadleaf […]
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Tips to Prevent Wildfires

Tips to Prevent Wildfires
A KSL News article published on September 12th stated that the West was seeing at least 56 fires at that time. Of those 56 fires, 29 were defined as “uncontained large fires” according to the National Interagency Coordination Center. KSL News also reported that 19,500 firefighters were battling over 813,000 acres collectively of fires across […]
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Indications of Tree Stress

Indications of Tree Stress
Urban trees typically only live a few decades, whereas the same tree in the forest could live for over a hundred years. City stressors take a toll on tree health, even more so than disease or insect infestations. According to the Arbor Day Foundation, most urban tree issues are a result of improper planting, watering […]
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Successful Tree Planting in Summer

Successful Tree Planting in Summer
Start a healthy tree off right by planting it properly. Planting a tree during the summer months can be a little tricky, but with these tips, you can ensure it thrives. During these stifling, hot months in Utah, a new tree needs a little extra TLC, but its roots can grow quickly during the summer […]
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Tree Removal Risks

Tree Removal Risks
You’ve seen the many tree-mishap videos on YouTube—don’t be added to this list of video “entertainment.” Removing trees is risky business and more complicated that it may seem initially. It’s not worth sacrificing your safety to save money. Tree removal can be pricey, but it’s because there are a host of issues that can happen, […]
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Why You Shouldn’t Top Your Trees

Why You Shouldn’t Top Your Trees
If you have a tree that is getting larger than you’d like or is creating a safety hazard, don’t simply chop off the top. It may seem like the best choice at the time, but it creates complications for the health of the tree. There are three main reasons why people top their trees: For […]
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Tips for Healthy Trees

Water restrictions are in place throughout Utah this summer, but that doesn’t mean you should stop watering your trees. You can let your lawn go brown and it will be able to repair itself eventually, but a tree can’t rebound the same way. Trees are important to our ecosystem and should provide shade and beauty […]
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Marching into Spring

Marching into Spring
Winter may linger for a bit longer here in Utah, but spring is on the way. On warmer days this month, there are lots of great things you can do in your yard to get prepped for the spring and summer months. You may have some areas that you didn’t get around to cleaning up […]
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