March 2023



Landscaping vs tree care Unlike landscaping companies whose specialties lie in caring for lawns, shrubs and gardens, hardscaping, tree care companies specifically specialize in trimming, planting, disease/insect management and removing trees. Because landscaping and tree care companies are so vastly different, it is important that homeowners and property owners realize the many ways that they differ before unknowingly hiring the wrong person for the job. Tree care services and what they provide If you need …

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chestnut leaves during autumn

The American chestnut tree

Castanea dentata The American chestnut (Castanea dentata) was once a major part of America’s forests in the eastern states. Besides its beauty, size, speed of growth and longevity, its rot-resistant and straight-grained timber was highly valued for use in furniture, fencing, and for building materials. The nuts of the American chestnut were used as feedstock for cattle and were a traditional food during winter holidays. Chestnut blight Unfortunately, during the past 100 years or so, …

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