Tree / Plant Information Maintenance & Care

  1. Handle New Trees & Shrubs With Care!

    When taking plants home from the grower, consider investing in a grower's nominal delivery fee if plants are too large or unwieldy for your vehicle. Tips on how to handle your new trees and shrubs will help your plants grow.

  2. Mulching

    Mulches are materials placed over the soil surface to maintain moisture and improve soil conditions. Mulching is one of the most beneficial things a home owner can do for the health of a tree. Mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed competition, and improve soil structure.

  3. Parkway Tree Maintenance

    For any and all work by a resident or resident's contractor on a parkway tree, a permit is required by Ordinance No. 95-61, an ordinance regulating the planting, maintenance and removal of trees on public areas.

  4. Plants & Winter

    The winter storm that poses the greatest danger to trees and shrubs is a heavy, wet snowfall followed by very cold temperatures and more snow.

  5. Pruning Trees

    Pruning is more than the indiscriminate cutting of limbs and branches. It requires an understanding of the function of the parts of the tree and their impact on overall tree structure.

  6. Tree & Shrub Care in a Drought

    Dry weather can be really difficult for trees and shrubs.

  7. Tree Terminology

    The names of trees are quite interesting, especially their botanical names.