Logs in the Fire

A popular alternative heating source for many homeowners is a wood burning stove or fireplace. To get the most heat and least amount of creosote, use properly seasoned hardwoods. For seasoning soft woods such as Fir or Pine, one year is a good guideline. For hardwoods, especially Oaks, one year...

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Buck Rub Creates Tree Damage

In the late summer and early fall, male deer are in velvet. In order to remove the velvet from their antlers, the bucks rub against tree trunks. They usually choose trees from 1-2" in diameter which can fit between their antlers. The rubbing creates wounds on the trunk of the...

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Tamke’s Winter Protection Plan

Tamke is always ready to service your shrub and tree care needs. We are now preparing for Winter services. Applied in the Fall/Early Winter, Tamke’s Nutri-Green Granular Fertilizer can benefit your shrubs for the spring. The slow-release materials provide the plants with the nutritional requirements to keep them strong, healthy...

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Colorful Concepts

Mistakenly, most folks think the cooler temperature of the Fall season triggers the annual autumnal coloration of our deciduous trees. Actually, photoperiod length, or the lengthening of nights, causes a chemical to be formed in the tree that begins to close off the vascular connections between the tree and its...

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Feature Foliage – Blackgum (Nyssa sylvatica)

The Blackgum, also known as Pepperidge, Black Tupelo, and Sour Gum, is a native tree, among the first to change its colors. The bright red leaves are a spectacular fall display. The common name; Sour Gum, refers to the sour acidic pulp of the berries which ruffed grouse, wild turkeys,...

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Boxwood Blight

Lately we have been seeing quite a bit of Boxwood Blight on the properties we visit. Boxwood blight is caused by a fungal pathogen and results in severe defoliation and die-back. The one most unique identifier of Boxwood Blight is that it does not seem to affect the roots. All...

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Insects in your backyard!

Insects in the urban jungle have great value and beauty, but also pose risks. It is important to have a qualified professional assess your property to maintain your health and safety at home.

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Tree Roots

Roots are a tree’s foundation for life. If the roots are not healthy, the tree cannot thrive. In the forest, trees grow in their natural habitat where conditions are most conducive to root growth and good health.

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