July 24, 2019

Planting shade trees is a great way to reduce energy costs in your home while making your property greener and more

valuable. It takes awhile any arborist will tell you the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, and the next-best time is now.

Here are some good choices for Northeast Ohio.

Bur Oak

The Bur Oak (image) is a regional native with giant branches that can spread 40 feet from the trunk. It...

A customer who writes for a living sent us this and invited us to post it here: 

One morning nearly a month ago, two guys with a pickup showed up and placed a little “tree service” sign on the neighbor’s tree lawn.

They pulled out some rope and a couple chain saws, and spent several days trimming all the lower branches from a giant old tree.  

The next week they showed up with a rented boom lift, whic...

May 5, 2019

Maple Trees are one of the most common species found throughout Ohio. The three most common types are the Red, Silver and Sugar varieties - all of which produce sap and maple sugar, and are valued commercially for their wood. Below are some facts to know about these three types of Maple Tree:

1. Red Maple (Acer rubrum) - Photos: http://forestry.ohiodnr.gov/redmaple

  • Red Maples can grow in just abo...

April 26, 2019

Spring has arrived in Northeast Ohio and trees are turning green again. In the spirit of seasonal change, here are a few more of our favorite local species:

You’re probably familiar with this deciduous tree from the Horsechestnut Family; it’s the state tree of Ohio. The Ohio Buckeye is found mostly in the western ha...

February 7, 2019

Five years ago a disease was discovered in Ohio that posed a real threat to our Black Walnut population. Since then, scientists have seen a decrease in its host beetle population, but the threat of repopulation remains.

January 22, 2019

Ohio's forests, like many throughout the United States, have gone through some extraordinary changes over time. Knowledge of these changes, what caused them, and the current state of Ohio's forests foster important understanding of our natural habitat

January 8, 2019

Since arriving in the United States in 1930, Dutch Elm Disease (DED) has been one of the most devastating urban forest diseases in history, killing nearly 77 million trees by 1970. 

DED continues to kill mature Elm Trees today – so what is this disease and why is it so destructive?

  • DED is a fungal disease facilitated by European and American elm bark beetles as they carry the spores with them fro...

December 21, 2018

The two most important qualities of good firewood are density and moisture content. Denser wood produces more energy and heat, burns longer, and produces longer

November 27, 2018

Here are five native species that make our forests so unique - and which you're likely to find just about anywhere in the area:

November 9, 2018

Ash trees across the Midwest are under attack by a small invasive beetle from southeast Asia: the Emerald Ash Borer. Here’s what you need to know:

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