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    Small Trees Can Provide Shade Too

    By Lance Walheim | September 8, 2017

    When we think about shade trees, we often imagine towering giants that reach more than 40 or 50 feet high. To properly shade a two-story house, you probably need a tree that stands at least 30 feet high. Shade is important for energy-conservation and to reduce air conditioning bills. But what if you have a single-story home with limited space? Medium to large trees just aren’t practical for your space. For those with this dilemma, the fix is to use…

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    Which Small Trees will Work for your Yard?

    Trees are great landscaping tools to beautifying your yard, creating privacy, and adding color. Numerous factors go into deciding what tree is suitable for your yard. Planting the right tree in the right place…

    By Sheereen Othman | June 28, 2017
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    Brighten your Landscape with a Rain Garden

    Have you considered adding a rain garden to your landscape? Spring is a wonderful time to redesign your yard. The soil is softer to dig and the rainy weather contributes to initial watering. Rain…

    By Kaitlin Johnson | April 13, 2017
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    Inviting all butterflies: Create an oasis

    It is no coincidence that every time you see a butterfly, a smile stretches across your face. They are exquisite flutters of color that glide flower to flower-pollinating plants around them.  If you find…

    By Kaitlin Johnson | April 7, 2017
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    Top 10 Fast Growing Trees & Shrubs

    Spring planting has already started in some hardiness zones. It’s the perfect time to plan your landscape design. If you’re looking to green your property fast, then consider these fast growing trees and shrubs.…

    By Sheereen Othman | March 27, 2017
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    Top 10 Fruit Trees

    With the weather warming up in the southern hardiness zones, tree shipping has begun at the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Nursery.  If you’re thinking about adding trees and shrubs to your yard this spring,…

    By Sheereen Othman | March 20, 2017
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    Top 10 Flowering Trees

    The season of vibrant blossoms and sweet scents is almost here.  Although the weather says otherwise in some parts of the country, many people will start their spring planting. Flowering trees are great choices…

    By Sheereen Othman | March 13, 2017
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    Top 10 Shade Trees

    Spring shipping starts today! Looking for a great shade tree that will add beauty and benefits? Check out the top 10 shade trees sold through the Arbor Day nursery. Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides) The…

    By Sheereen Othman | March 6, 2017
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    Planting Trees to Attract Birds

    While birds are a joy to watch and listen to all year long, it is particularly during the long winter months when their bright and cheerful presence is even more appreciated. Following an especially…

    By Brianne Wolff | January 5, 2017