How Long Do Trees Live?

About 270 miles north of Los Angeles, a remarkable tree juts out of a rocky landscape. The tree isn’t terribly attractive, nor large, nor some member of a critically endangered species. This tree is remarkable because it is about 5,000 years old – give or take a few decades. The tree in question is a…

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Do Woodpeckers Harm Trees?

Woodpeckers are extremely interesting animals, who play important roles in North American ecosystems. They feed on the insects and other invertebrates lurking in the bark of trees and they create nests which are used by a litany of animals, from squirrels to owls. But woodpeckers can also cause their share of headaches. Below, we’ll talk…

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Are Treehouses Safe for Trees?

Building your child a treehouse not only provides them with a fun place to play, it can foster an appreciation for trees and the natural world. But some homeowners worry that a treehouse will harm their trees. And while some treehouses do damage their host trees, it is possible to design, construct and install one…

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When Should You Plant Trees?

As long as you select healthy specimens that are well-suited for the location, you can plant trees at just about any time of year. However, because most people install relatively young – and therefore fragile – trees, you’ll have more success planting trees during some portions of the year than in others. The Rule of…

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