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Repairing Damaged Tree Bark

Repairing Damaged Tree Bark

Sometimes Trees Get Damaged Maybe it’s a careless maneuver with the new lawn mower, or maybe it’s your neighbor  who was busy making a phone call while backing out  of his driveway. Whatever the cause might be, sometimes our trees can incur trunk damage. Damaged tree bark  

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Quality Nursery Stock- You Can Grow That, Nov.

Quality Nursery Stock- You Can Grow That, Nov.

The temperatures are dropping in most climate zones  and our outdoor growing season is coming to an end ( sort of).  But did you know that November is  a great time to plant new trees in your landscape.  There are many factors from a plant health perspective

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Fertilizing Your Trees and Shrubs – part 2

Fertilizing Your Trees and Shrubs – part 2

What type of fertilizer does my tree need? There are many available forms of  fertilizers on the market today. Knowing what fertilizer to use for your tree is based on knowing what your tree needs. Trees require certain elements  obtained from the soil for all of their

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Fertilizing Your Trees and Shrubs – part 1

Fertilizing Your Trees and Shrubs – part 1

Why do trees need to be fertilized? To remain healthy and strong, and to have a good defense system against insects and diseases, trees, like us, need a good steady intake of the proper nutrients and minerals. In a trees’ natural forest environment, these nutrients are provided

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Keeping Trees in Their Right Place (You Can Grow That Oct.)

Keeping Trees in Their Right Place (You Can Grow That Oct.)

As many know,  Autumn is a great time to plant a new tree . Whether it’s those fruit trees you’ve been wanting to plant for a few years or a young shade tree that will grow up to cut down your AC costs in the summers, The

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Native Plant Species – “You Can Grow That”

Native Plant Species – “You Can Grow  That”

Planting native plant species in our gardens and landscapes can greatly benefit the bio-diversity of local ecosystem.

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Spring Frost

Spring Frost

Dripping in the morning sun, the ice melts off of these cranberries growing in West Barnstable.  But don’t let the sun shine fool you, the air still has a cold bite to it that is only sharpened by the wind.  Much unlike the past few weeks with

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12 Steps to Planting Healthy Trees

12 Steps to Planting Healthy Trees

Okay, so I know that if your anything like me, when Spring rolls in each year, you start thinking about planting. Planting seeds, veggies, bulbs, and hopefully planting trees.  So do you have plans this season to plant any  new trees? Let’s talk about it! Step 1. Plan Out

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Proper Tree Pruning Techniques

Proper Tree Pruning Techniques

Proper pruning enhances the beauty of almost any landscape tree or shrub, while improper pruning can ruin or greatly reduce its potential. Proper pruning is essential in developing a tree with a strong and desirable form.

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Planting Healthy Trees- You Can Grow That-March edition

This is my first edition to the new blogging campaign created by C. L. Fornari, Cape Cod Master Gardener. ” You Can Grow That” will be a collection of various garden blog posts on the 4th of every month that can serve to raise awareness of the

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