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How to Tame Your Trees

The trees in your yard provide many benefits. They cast shade on the hottest days and add beauty to your yard. Plus, they’re essential for kids who love hide-and-seek, tree houses and tire swings.

Although they appear to require no work, they do need some TLC from time to time. In this series of posts, you’ll learn about all this and more, including:

  • How to spot a diseased or overgrown tree: Trees are living things that age—and sometimes it isn’t pretty. This post will give you some tips on how to spot a diseased or overgrown tree. This will let you correct the situation before it becomes a larger, more destructive problem—and you might even save your tree's life.
  • How to handle tree trimming and tree stump removal: You’ve seen the warning signs that your trees need trimming. Or maybe you've decided it’s finally time for that old stump to be removed. Now what do you do? This post will outline your options for tree trimming and tree stump removal. It will also help you decide when you should do it yourself and when you should leave it to the pros.
  • How to know which trees to plant: In this post, we’ll help you find the right trees for your property based on size, disease resistance, how fast they grow and which tree offers the best shade.

Whether you're looking to trim, uproot, or plant a new tree, the result will have a dramatic impact on the look of your yard. Let this series of posts serve as your guide as you get started on tackling your trees.

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