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. Its fiddle-shaped leaves are large, lobed and leathery. This tree is adaptabl
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, which let them nibble away at the higher branches. They worked from 8 a.m to 4 p.m.