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What Causes a Tree to Die on One Side?

What Causes a Tree to Die on One Side?

Have you noticed your tree with leaves on only one side? The side with no leaves could be dead, but what causes a tree to die on one side yet remain healthy on the other?  In this post, we delve deeper to explore the causes of this fascinating phenomenon, as...

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How to Get Rid of Lichen on Trees

How to Get Rid of Lichen on Trees

We all associate the color green with healthy growth, from lush lawns to sprawling canopies. What if you encounter this hue where it doesn’t belong, like on your tree’s trunk and branches? Lichen is a photosynthetic living organism that loves to latch onto and grow on...

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Why Is My Tree Trunk Turning Black?

Why Is My Tree Trunk Turning Black?

Taking care of trees comes with a fair share of responsibility. This includes inspecting the trees every so often for signs of deteriorating health. If you’ve ever asked yourself the question, “Why is my tree trunk turning black?” keep reading for more insights into...

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Rotten Tree Trunk: Can It Be Saved?

Rotten Tree Trunk: Can It Be Saved?

Do you have a beloved specimen in your yard that sadly suffers from a rotten tree trunk? You don't need to be a certified arborist to know something's off: rancid odors, a thinning canopy, browning or yellowing leaves, dark streaks, and mushrooms growing on the bark...

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How to Mulch Around Trees: Four Steps

How to Mulch Around Trees: Four Steps

When scoping out your neighborhood’s best-manicured lawns, you may notice that each tree has a mulch bed. If you’re wondering, “How to mulch around trees,” it’s essential to understand what type of mulch and how much mulch to use. Know how to properly mulch your trees...

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Fertilizer for New Trees: A Short Guide

Fertilizer for New Trees: A Short Guide

If you’ve just planted a new tree, the next step is keeping it healthy. The best way to care for your tree is by fertilizing it. Your choice of fertilizer for new trees depends on your tree species, preferences, and budget. Keep reading for some valuable tips on how...

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Tree Removal Cost: Factors to Consider

Tree Removal Cost: Factors to Consider

The uncertainty around tree removal cost is understandable when we consider the complexities involved. Should you call for help from a neighbor, a random contractor, the city council, or a dependable tree service in Cortland? In this post, Starwood Tree Service...

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