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Selecting Your Holiday Tree

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Holiday tree shopping, whether you are going to cut your own or visit your favorite lot to purchase your tree, is upon us since Thanksgiving was just last week being later than usual. Some of the common favorites are balsam fir, Fraser fir, Scotch pine and white pine, each having different needle characteristics, fragrance, and color. There are of course many other kinds of trees to pick from a...

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Taking Care of Storm Damaged Tree

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

I bet there isn't a yard that did not have some kind of wind and rain damage to trees and shrubs after that horrible storm last week. It could be minor like finding small dead twigs and branches on the ground to major losses of canopy. It is important to use proper pruning techniques to help restore these plants' beauty and health, as well as to protect the safety of the home area. If a tree...

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Planting a Living Christmas Tree

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Families thinking "green" this holiday season may want to consider the purchase of a living tree this year, one that will be planted outside after the holiday. The easy part is buying the tree. Planning for when the tree will be planted outdoors will be critical to being able to enjoy the tree for many years to come out in the home landscape. Once you have your tree at home, keep it on the north s...

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How Much is a Cord?

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Firewood is sold in a variety of ways these days, from a small bundle at the local gas station to a truckload dumped on the driveway waiting to be stacked by you later. Measurements for firewood go back to sometime between 1630 to 1640. Back then, as today, you can still buy firewood by the "cord". The story goes that the name originated from the materials used to measure the firewood, namely a...

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