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Study Says: Plant More Trees!

Posted on November 30, 2016 in: General News

A recent study from the Nature Conservancy details some of the major impacts of urban trees on human health. Urban trees improve air quality and help moderate temperature. Who knew that improving your quality of life could be as simple as planting a tree?  Check of this article from VOX that does a great job explaining the study's findings.

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Trees Work for You!

Posted on November 21, 2016 in: General News

Check out this cute youtube video produced by the Missouri Department of Conservation about the many benefits that trees create for you and your family!  

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New Landscaping Project!

Posted on November 19, 2016 in: General News

New Landscaping Project!
We have started our latest project in Town and Country...concrete walkway tear out and landscape renovation. The plan is to install a paver walkway and native landscape beds. More to come!!

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Are Your Trees Ready for Winter?

Posted on November 11, 2016 in: General News

Check out this article form Tree Services Magazine about preparing your trees for winter and preventing winter damage.

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Hard at Work, Planting Trees!

Posted on November 03, 2016 in: General News

Hard at Work, Planting Trees!
Check out this beautiful Sour Gum (Nyssa sylvatica) tree our crew planted today! 

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Time to Plant Trees!

Posted on October 21, 2016 in: General News

Fall is a great time to plant new trees! We plant all trees according to the International Society of Arboriculture specifications. Be sure to check out this handy guide from TreesAreGood.com

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Don't Spread EAB

Posted on October 12, 2016 in: General News, Education

Don't Spread EAB
Vigilance against the Emerald Ash Borer is a year-round struggle. Don't spread beetles in firewood! Buy local firewood to reduce the risk of transporting the Emerald Ash Borer into new areas.

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Why Leaves Change Color

Posted on September 30, 2016 in: General News, Education

How much do you know about what happens inside of leaves to give them their lovely fall colors? Check out this article from the Missouri Department of Conservation to learn more about the science behind your trees' changing hues.

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Small Space, Big Difference

Posted on September 25, 2016 in: General News

Small Space, Big Difference
Consider converting a space in your yard into a Butterfly Garden. We can help you design a "butterfly friendly" space to help in the restoration of monarchs and other species. Check out a recently installed butterfly garden (pictured). The space was originally slated for asphalt patching and sealing, but instead, was planted with milkweed, coreopsis, purple aster, coneflowers, black eyed susan and joe pye weed - all wrapped in a liriope and mondo grass edging. For more information on saving our monarchs check out the following link or give us a call to help ...

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Saluting Branches 2016

Posted on September 21, 2016 in: General News

Saluting Branches 2016
This was our first year participating in Saluting Branches: Arborist United for Veteran Rememberance. It was an honor to offer up our services to Jefferson Barracks cemetery today in honor of those who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom, flag and country.   

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Green Spaces Benefit Children with ADHD

Posted on September 19, 2016 in: Education

According to research conducted by the University of Illinois, children with ADHD benefit greatly from spending time in a green outdoor setting. Make sure to take your kids to the park and/or plant more trees at home!

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Does Money Grow on Trees?

Posted on September 13, 2016 in: General News

Does Money Grow on Trees?
Want to stimulate your retail business? Invest in some trees! Research shows that trees in urban shopping areas can increase the time and money consumers are willing to spend.

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Shady Neighborhoods for the Win!

Posted on September 06, 2016 in: General News

Urban areas with more tree cover have less crime! Check out this fascinating article from the Alliance for Community Trees

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Who Determines the Value of Urban Trees?
David Nowak is a lead researcher at the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Research Station in Syracuse, New York. His efforts to quanitfy the benefits of trees has led to i-Tree, a free peice of software for creating tree inventories. I-Tree can be utulized by both community members as well as researchers. After creating a tree inventory, users can calulate the monetary impacts of their trees. This can help communities weigh the benefits and the costs of maintaing an urban forest. "Considering all their benefits, it seems money really does grow on trees. But give...

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Trees are a Fisherman's Friend

Posted on August 21, 2016 in: General News

Trees make an immediate visual impact, but what do you know about the other ways they affect their surroundings? Trees provide shade, temperature and water regulation, food, and structural impacts on water bodies. In these ways and more they help create prime habitat for fish, and thereby also for fishermen!

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Urban Forests Provide Multiple Benefits
Trees have far-reaching positive impacts way beyond just making your yard more beautiful. Did you know that studies support a positive correlation between more trees and less violence, faster healing, and economic benefits? Follow the link below to read more =)

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Take a Deep Breath and Thank a Tree

Posted on August 07, 2016 in: Education

Trees remove many pollutants from the air, including nitrogen dioxide, ozone, sulfur dioxide, and particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns. New research by the US Forest Service has analyzed data linking trees, weather, pollution readings, and human population and health. "...In 2010, America's trees saved 850 lives and prevented about 670,000 cases of severe respiratory problems, according to the research."  Read the rest of the article in the link below!

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Shade Trees Cool More than Just Your Yard
The shade from the trees in your yard can have a significant impact on not only your yard, but also the temperature inside your home.  Check out the article from the Chicago Tirbune linked below to learn more.

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"One of the simplest ways trees in urban areas can help diminish heat is shade. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that shaded areas can be up to 20-45 degrees cooler than areas that lack shade" Intrigued? Read the article linked below to learn more!

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Signs and Symptoms of EAB

Posted on July 25, 2016 in: Education

Signs and Symptoms of EAB
Check out this great infographic created by the The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) was found in Milwaukee back in 2012.

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While native trees are ecologically significant, non-native trees have value in urban settings as well. Judiciously chosen ornamentals may be more tolerant of the harsh conditions in some urban areas.  

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Trees Tame Stormwater

Posted on July 10, 2016 in: Education

Trees Tame Stormwater
Did you know that urban trees have a tremendous mitigating impact on storm water? Follow the link below to check out this interactive poster from the Arbor Day Foundation.

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Check out this fascinating article from The Atlantic on the findings of a US Forest Service study on the correlation between the mortalies of trees and people. According to the article, "When the U.S. Forest Service looked at mortality rates in counties affected by the emerald ash borer, they found increased mortality rates. Specifically, more people were dying of cardiovascular and lower respiratory tract illness -- the first and third most common causes of death in the U.S. As the infestation took over in each of these places, the connection to poor health strengthened."

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Save Money by Treating Ash Trees Now
Research conducted by Purdue University found "that strategies relying mostly on saving ash trees were less expensive and produced a larger “forest” than strategies that involved removing and replacing trees" infested by the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Early action is important as heavily infested trees are much harder to save. Read the article by following the link below

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