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With a little prep in the fall, you can help your trees stay healthy when temperatures drop.
Q: Is fall a good time to prune trees? Experts generally agree that fall is not a good time to prune trees, because pests and diseases that can infest pruning cuts may still be active in fall. In...
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Got the urge to try some new flavors in the coming years? Consider adding these fruit trees to your backyard.
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When planting your own orchard, make sure your green thumbs follow our 4 simple steps.
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Discover the joy of growing fruit trees, which are beautiful in spring and bountiful in summer and fall. Enjoy your harvest fresh from the tree or in baked goods, jams, and more.
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With such a wide range of sizes and leaf colors to choose from, there’s a beautiful Japanese maple to suit almost any setting.
Beyond their grace, beauty, and shape, Japanese maples are valued for their adaptability. Japanese maples can be upright or weeping. Leaf colors range from green through...
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Spring blooms may fade and wilt away, but the enjoyment of a picture, a memory of a scent or a time and place can last a lifetime. We asked Living the Country Life Facebook readers to tell us about...
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Weed trees are trees growing where they don't belong
Walk around your land periodically to be on the lookout for any tree saplings that are sprouting up where you don’t want them. It's a lot easier to get rid of them when they’re...
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It isn’t often that an evergreen tree needs pruning, but sometimes a haircut is necessary
The best time for pruning evergreen trees is early spring through mid-April, although you can remove dead, diseased, or broken branches anytime. A couple of factors on whether or not to prune an...
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With some observation, you can learn about its past
Every woodland has a story of how it came to be. If the land has been in the family for some time, you’ve probably heard tales about the tornado that wiped out the trees or when a fire roared...
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By late summer the leaves on most trees look like they’ve seen better days, but for the most part, that’s okay
The leaves on the linden tree in my back yard are looking pretty chewed up. They’re shredded and have lots of holes in them. This is normal for that tree, but some people become alarmed by what...

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