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Providing valuable content to those interested in tree care, safety tips and most other things pertaining to our oxygen providing friends.

The root of our information comes from industry experts, arborists, tree cutting professionals, tree huggers and leafy type enthusiasts.
The 7 Best Shade Trees in New Jersey
Summers in New Jersey can be sweltering hot and humid, so there’s no question that shade trees are an important aspect of NJ landscaping.
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Annie Shumway
Keeping Soil Moist is Important for Tree Health
Watering your trees properly is one of the best ways to keep them healthy and stress-free.
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Annie Shumway
How to Identify a Tree by Its Bark
There are many patterns, textures and other characteristics of bark that can help you identify trees without a single glance at its leaves.
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Annie Shumway
August is Tree Check Month
Spending 10 minutes of your day to check trees for signs of damage can help you understand any problems and develop a plan.
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Luis Asencio
Bagworms???
Not sure how to identify Bagworms? Contact Us Today for a complimentary health and risk assessment.
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Luis Asencio
How to Tell the Age of a Tree Without Cutting it Down
Did you know that by taking some simple measurements and calculations you can obtain a good estimate of a tree's age?
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Annie Shumway
Forest Bathing: How Nature Makes us Happier
Why we should have a forest bath – the science behind nature.
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Annie Shumway
10 of the World's Most Inspiring Trees
From ancient beauties and ghostly boughs to a tree that harbors a secret dance floor, meet some of the superstars of tree family!
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Annie Shumway
A Bait Tree? All About the Catalpa Tree and Its Worms
The Catalpa Tree is known for its beauty and blooms. Caterpillars and worms have been stripping its foliage, learn more here!
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Annie Shumway
Employee Spotlight- Matt Voorhees
Meet Crew Captain, Matt Voorhees.
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Shannon McCormick
What Is The Drip Line?
The drip line of a tree is the area located directly under the outer circumference of the tree branches.
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Luis Asencio
How to Help Trees Survive the Summer Heat
Especially when trees are newly planted, they need all the help they can get in the scorching heat of summer.
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Annie Shumway
12 Tremendous Trees That Hold World Records
From tallest to oldest and fastest-growing to most dangerous, these superlative specimens are trees at their most extreme.
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Annie Shumway
Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
This is Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, an invasive insect that attacks hemlocks. Our Team can help your hemlock trees. #WeCarePTC
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Luis Asencio
Plants That Make the Transition from Spring to Summer
Add these to your gardening landscape and you’ll quickly enjoy a long season of constant life and color from spring through summer!
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Annie Shumway
The 10 Best Flowering Trees for Your Landscape
Flowering landscape trees are the crown jewels of the residential landscape, offering shape, color, and shade.
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Annie Shumway
Employee Spotlight- Brandon Cruz
Meet Crew Captain, Brandon Cruz.
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Shannon McCormick
Billions Of Cicadas Emerge After 17 Years In The Ground
There’s love in the air after 17 years in the eastern United States, and billions of cicadas have emerged!
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Annie Shumway
What Happens to a Tree After You Remove it?
Getting trees removed? You may be worried about the stumps or roots beneath. So what happens to a stump after tree removal?
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Himni Palacios
Best Low Pollen Trees
Did you know there are trees you can plant that won’t irritate your allergies as much as others? We got your back.
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Himni Palacios
5 Trees That Require Next to No Maintenance
These trees are the some of the easiest to care for and are great for new homeowners
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Himni Palacios
Why Do Trees Flower in the Spring?
Have you ever been curious to know the reasons behind why trees choose to bloom in the spring?
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Himni Palacios
Woods Vs. Forest: What's the Difference?
The difference between woods and forests comes down to canopy cover and tree density. Learn more ways that the woods and forests differ!
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Annie Shumway
Employee Spotlight- Byron Sanchez
Meet Princeton Tree Care's Crew Captain, Byron Sanchez.
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Shannon McCormick
5 Signs of Spring
Spring is here and for those who missed out on some tells to its coming here's a post for you!
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Himni Palacios
What is Forest Bathing? Benefits and How to Practice Shinrin-Yoku
Forest bathing is a great way to release stress from everyday things and just appreciate nature.
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Himni Palacios
Want bees? Plant these!
Did you know bees need two kinds of food to make honey: nectar and flowers?
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Annie Bruchez
10 of the Best Indoor Plants for Newbies
It can be difficult to maintain large plants or plants in general, though it doesn't have to be
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10 Fun Facts About Spring
Spring is a time for rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation, and regrowth-Who doesn't love that?
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Annie Bruchez
The Benefit of Trees
In honor of Arbor Day, we're discussing the amazing benefits of trees!
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Himni Palacios
10 Astounding Facts About Trees
Learning about trees opens your mind to new information that you can either use or appreciate!
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Himni Palacios
Oldest Living Tree
Have you even been curious to know about the oldest living tree?
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Himni Palacios
Why Choose Native Plants for Your Garden?
There is a range of reasons why it can be a good idea to opt for native plants in your garden!
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Annie Shumway
Employee Spotlight- Jackie Andrejco
Meet Princeton Tree Care's Customer Service Specialist, Jackie Andrejco.
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Shannon McCormick
10 Things You Can Do to Help Save the Planet
Earth day is a wonderful reminder to be conscious of how we treat the planet we live on.
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Himni Palacios
What's This Green Stuff Growing on my Trees and Rocks
Are leaves not the only green thing growing and living on your trees? If you're wondering what that might be keep reading.
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Himni Palacios
Informative Pruning
Pruning is an important step for your trees to show new growth. To do it at the right time and with the right equipment helps too.
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Himni Palacios
Trees to Plant if You're a Bird Lover
Planting trees for some gives them great joy and happiness and for others planting trees for the chance of a bird sighting is even better.
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Himni Palacios
When to Start Watering Your Trees for the Spring
Proper tree care is an important factor to growth. It is your job to be able to take care of your plants accordingly.
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Himni Palacios
COVID Litter is Polluting the Environment and Killing Wildlife
The coronavirus pandemic has brought with it the rise of a new kind of single-use plastic in the form of PPE.
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Annie Bruchez
How to Get Rid of a Lawn Full of Weeds
Here’s how to get rid of weeds in your grass for good.
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Annie Bruchez
Mulching For The Springtime
Well, it looks like it is time mulch again.
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Himni Palacios
California, Meet PTC
Come along on this journey through California with us!
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Annie Bruchez
Preparing Your Trees for the Springtime
As the snow and ice is starting to melt away, you and your trees should be getting prepared for the springtime!
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Himni Palacios
Types of Flowers to Plant in Your Yard This Spring
The best way to prepare your garden for the upcoming spring season is by planting!
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Himni Palacios
Employee Spotlight- Caleb Bruchez
Meet Crew Member, Caleb Bruchez.
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Shannon McCormick
Princeton Tree Care x The West Windsor 5,000 Families Initiative
Help us raise $5,000 to support The West Windsor 5,000 Families Initiative!
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Shannon McCormick
Spring Rains Are A Surprising Source of Pollen
Spring showers can wash away some pollen, but not all.
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Himni Palacios
8 Things You Can Do for Your Lawn and Yard During Spring Cleanup
Spring has finally made its appearance on the calendars. Though before you get carried away you need to take care of some spring cleanup.
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Himni Palacios
Even Our Trees Need Spring Cleaning
Check out the three benefits to early Spring pruning. 
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Luis Asencio
Can My Trees Get Too Much Rain?
With the rainy weather today it can spark some questions on how much water your trees can take.
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Himni Palacios
Spring Checklist
When winter woes bring you down, think spring! Plan for a happy, healthy growing season using these 5 tips.
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Annie Bruchez
Scientists Discover Attacking Fungi that Show Promise Against Emerald Ash Borer
Emerald Ash Borer has become the most devastating invasive forest insect in the United States, killing hundreds of millions of ash trees.
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Annie Bruchez
Is Your Tree in Need of a Consultation After Strange Winter Weather?
Unpredictable winter weather is a stressor on many trees. Some may come out to need a consultation.
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Himni Palacios
Employee Spotlight- Liddy Cortina
Meet Executive Administrative Assistant, Liddy Cortina.
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Shannon McCormick
Recovering Your Trees from Winter Dieback
After a rough winter, your trees need assistance in getting back to a healthy and normal state
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Himni Palacios
Maintaining Your Trees in March
March is usually when planting season ends so it is time to be mindful of the trees that have been planted.
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Himni Palacios
Tree Rigging With Brandon Cruz
As an experienced groundsman, Brandon has mastered the ability to choose the proper rigging technique, specific to individual jobs.
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Shannon McCormick
Winterize and Pot Your Trees This Winter
While there are lots of trees around it is important to still care for your potted plants and trees around the home.
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Himni Palacios
Watering Tips for Winter Trees
Most people believe as soon Fall rolls around it's time to stop watering them.
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Himni Palacios
Issues With Winter Tree Care
Learning how to take care of one's tree is no easy job.
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Himni Palacios
Earth Has Room For 1 Trillion More Trees
Researchers who provide that estimate believe this is the best and cheapest way to combat global warming.
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Annie Bruchez
Employee Spotlight- Josh Deveney
Meet Crew Member, Josh Deveney.
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Shannon McCormick
Help Your New Jersey Trees Weather the Storm
This winter storm has taken us by surprise and our trees as well. Be sure to care for them correctly.
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Himni Palacios
6 Fun Facts About Presidents and White House Trees
The tradition of planting trees on White House grounds started with Thomas Jefferson.
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Annie Bruchez
Ground Control With Steve and Crew
One of Steve’s biggest responsibilities as Crew Captain is to plan the crew’s work in a logical sequence.
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Shannon McCormick
The 5 Fastest Growing Trees You Might Have in Your Yard
Some of the most popular trees around today are fast-growing trees and it can be tricky to know how to identify them
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Himni Palacios
Do you have dangerous trees on your property?
Check for the following signs...
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Luis Asencio
Why You Need to Trim Your Trees at the Right Time of Year
The assumption you are able to trim your trees at any time of the season can be hurtful to your trees.
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Himni Palacios
Employee Spotlight- Cory Piskorski
Meet Tree Care Consultant, Cory Piskorski.
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Shannon McCormick
Stump Removal VS Stump Grinding
The presence of a stump on your property, lawn, or near your driveway can be a bit of an inconvenience.
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Himni Palacios
The 6 Biggest Mistakes Homeowners Make When Trimming Their Own Trees
Trimming your tree is essential for its growth, appearance, and health.
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Himni Palacios
Caring for Your Trees After a Heavy Snowfall
With the snowstorm that came our way, it can be important to know how to care for your trees during this time.
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Himni Palacios
Winter Weighs Heavy on Unhealthy Trees
The sight of snow covered trees and dangling icicles can be pretty...and dangerous!
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Annie Bruchez
Ways to Protect Trees From Frost and High Winds
This weekend's bitter weather calls for some safety measures to be taken up with your beloved trees.
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Himni Palacios
Ice, Snow and Deep Frost: Winter Creates Problems for Trees
Winter calls for heavy snowstorms that take a toll on our beloved trees.
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Himni Palacios
How Much Does Tree Care Cost?
Figuring out an average cost for tree planting is difficult because there are many variables involved.
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Himni Palacios
Prevent Tree Damage with Freezing Rain Preparation
It is well known that the heavy snows can cause tree damage, but here in New Jersey, freezing rain is also a cold weather concern.
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Annie Bruchez
How to Know When It's Time to Take a Tree Down
Trees bring so much life and beauty to an environment but their removal is inevitable.
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Himni Palacios
Employee Spotlight- Scott Cortina
Meet Princeton Tree Care's General Manager, Scott Cortina.
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Shannon McCormick
Which Trees Require the Most Water?
Here are some trees that require a large amount of water to sustain themselves and flourish in the best way possible.
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Himni Palacios
Why Planting Trees Is One of the Most Effective Forms of Climate Action
Tree planting is one of the most effective ways for us, as individuals, and collectively, to positively impact climate change.
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Shannon McCormick
What's the Best Time of Year to Trim a Pine Tree?
Learning what time of year is best to trim your pine tree can be difficult but it doesn't have to be with our help!
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Himni Palacios
What's the Best Time of Year to Trim an Oak Tree?
Learning what time of year is best to take care of an oak tree can be overwhelming but it doesn't have to be.
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Himni Palacios
How Do I Know When a Tree is Sick?
It can be difficult to identify the signs of a sick tree especially when you don't have much knowledge of them but we're here to help.
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Himni Palacios
Signs That Your Tree is Dead
As sad it is to see a once beautiful tree start to deteriorate, there’s nothing necessarily strange about it happening.
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Annie Bruchez
The World's 10 Oldest Living Trees
Trees are magnificent organisms that have been around for as long as we can all remember. In fact, some of the oldest are still around today
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Himni Palacios
History of Christmas Trees
Discover the history of the Christmas tree, from the earliest winter solstice celebrations to Queen Victoria’s decorating habits.
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Annie Bruchez
Oh Snap! Heavy Wet Snow Is Damaging My Trees… What Should I Do?
When snow falls the world seems to look like a winter wonderland but our trees unfortunately take damage from heavy snowstorms.
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Himni Palacios
Winter Storm Warning: What You Need to Know
Expected to start Wednesday around 10am. Up to 24+ inches in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania with strong winds and drifting snow.
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Annie Bruchez
Evergreens- A Winter Oasis for Wildlife
By keeping their leaves through the winter, evergreens provide food and for the animals that must face harsh winter conditions.
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Shannon McCormick
How Do Trees Survive Winter?
Have you ever wondered how trees manage the freezing temperatures of a cold winter?
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Annie Bruchez
Why Do the Leaves of Some Trees Turn Brown but Not Drop?
Have you noticed a tree around town that holds its brown leaves all winter instead of dropping them?
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Annie Bruchez
Trees Are Disappearing — And Fast — From American Cities
Trees have been around for as long as we can remember but they are now begging to disappear from our everyday life.
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Himni Palacios
Rockefeller Center Tree 2020
It was no surprise that spectators were left questioning the 2020 Rockefeller Center Tree after its arrival on November 14
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Shannon McCormick
Living Near More Trees Means Fewer Antidepressants
Trees are remarkable organisms that provide us with oxygen and even a source of happiness.
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Himni Palacios
Trees Bring Benefits to Society, Regardless of Their Origin
Trees have always been an important part of our environment but did you know they are also an important part of our society?
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Himni Palacios
Which Factors Trigger Leaf Die-Off in Autumn?
Ever wondered what would cause the leaves on trees to change color and fall off? We discuss all the factors to leaf die-off in autumn.
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Himni Palacios
15 Astounding Facts About Trees
Did you know that Earth has more than 60,000 known tree species? There is so much to learn about our life giving trees!
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Annie Bruchez
Giving Tuesday
We take the beauty nature offers for granted and we tend to receive more than we give. It's time for us to give back! #GivingTuesday
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Himni Palacios