Category Archives: Expert Tree & Shrub Pruning

Preventing Winter Damage to Rhododendrons and other Broad Leaf Evergreens

The recent deep freeze in Connecticut reminded me of the importance of protecting the evergreens that many of us rely on to dress up our foundations and use as winter interest in garden beds.  Although, these plants are masters at acclimating to our winters by entering dormancy, very low temperatures are damaging to leaves and…

Public Service announcement about Hydrangea’s winter damage

We are getting many people calling nervous that their Hydrangeas never looked this way this time of year.  This is concerning the classic Hydrangea macrophylla, very popular in New England, mophead flowers in blue to pink/purple.  If your plants new leaves are only coming from the ground and not on last year growth, you can blame…

There is a Sea Anemone growing out of my Cedar Tree, Help!

 No, silly, that is not a sea anemone, it’s a pathogen called Gymnosproangium juniperi-virginianae.  “A what?” you say.  It is cool to look at, but it is evidence of Cedar-Apple Rust.  It is the best known and most common of all the gymnosporangium rusts.  This is dangerous in areas where apple trees are abundant because…

Large tree removal with crane (video)

Tree Removal with Crane Video

Repair of Snow Damaged Arborvitae or Hedge Row

New England heavy wet snow and ice can wreak havoc on evergreen trees and shrubs, particularly Arborvitae.  Many mature properties have Arborvitae rows planted for attractive screening from neighbors, street, etc. In a landscape where deer are not a problem, they are a useful, inexpensive, and practical resource for homeowners.  Arborvitae is hearty, evergreen, and…

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