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Why Do Some Trees Hold Onto Dead Leaves In Winter?

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In the fall, leaves fall – usually. But what does it mean when it’s winter and there are still leaves on your tree? Why don’t they fall off? And is it bad for the tree?

Notable Christmas Trees from Around the World

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Christmas trees may be one of the most recognizable parts of the holiday season – but that doesn’t mean that they have to all look the same! We’ve compiled a list of some of the most unusual, beautiful, excessive, or famous Christmas trees from around the world.

Organic Plant Care, LLC Employee Gains Certified Treecare Safety Professional Status

We are proud to announce that Tim Daley recently completed the Certified Treecare Safety Professional (CTSP) program offered by the Tree Care Industry Association. Here’s what that means for our customers…

Why Are Woodpeckers Making Holes in My Trees?

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If woodpeckers are drilling holes in your trees it’s likely to indicate a much bigger problem, such as an insect infestation or dying tree. For example, it’s often the first visible sign of EAB infestation in ash trees. Find out why and how woodpeckers peck trees and what you can do about it.

Removing Dead Ash Trees: Not a DIY Job!

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The emerald ash borer (EAB) has been infesting and killing ash trees in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania for several years, leaving behind acres of dead and dying trees. These dangerous trees should be removed ASAP. Here’s what you should know about how to do that safely, quickly and cost-effectively.

Facts About Spotted Lanternfly In New Jersey & Pennsylvania

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Spotted lanternfly is a destructive, invasive pest that has recently spread from Pennsylvania into New Jersey where it’s damaging crops, trees, fruit, herbs and more. Learn how to identify and report it, your treatment options and why removing Tree of Heaven is a good idea.

Are Your Trees Suffering From Summer Heat Stress?

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During the summer, trees sometimes suffer from heat stress. In this article, we go over what exactly it is, how you can spot it, and how you can keep your trees healthy and stress-free throughout the worst of the summer heat.

Organic Control of Japanese Beetles & White Grubs in Your NJ Landscape

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Do the leaves on your shrubs and trees look like lace? If so, they’ve probably been attacked by Japanese beetles. Are brown patches appearing in your lawn? It could be grubs – the immature form of Japanese beetles. Learn how to control both to minimize the damage safely, effectively and organically.

The Problem With Lawns in New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania

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Beautiful, lush green lawns – what could be wrong with that? Learn why we have lawns, the problems with lawns and the reasons for those problems. How do you avoid the issues? Keep reading …

What Is Organic Lawn Care & How Does It Work?

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What does “organic” mean when it comes to lawn care? Is organic lawn care better than conventional/synthetic lawn fertilization, weed control, and pest management? What does it really take to “do organic” properly? And why does it cost more?

In this article, we answer those questions about organic lawn service and more.

Protect Yourself From Over-Wintering Deer Ticks

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Did you know that our cold winter temperatures here in New Jersey do NOT kill off the deer tick population? Many of them manage to survive over the winter and come back in the spring hungry and ready to start feeding.

NJ Fertilizer Law – How It Applies To You

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In 2011, New Jersey enacted a law that governs the application of phosphorus and nitrogen fertilizer in the state of New Jersey. This law applies to both homeowners and landscape contractors. Here are the details you need to know.

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