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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.
Best Hiking Trails to Enjoy Fall Foliage in NJ
Getting ready for the weekend and looking for something fun to do? Enjoy a hike with your family viewing beautiful color changing trees!
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Annie Bruchez
Trees Tame Stormwater
Rain refreshes the land and nourishes the green landscape.
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Annie Bruchez
Why It's Great to Plant Trees in the Fall
Planting in the fall gives trees an extra growing season before the stress of summer.
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Annie Bruchez
Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall?
Ever wonder why or how they change? We can tell you!
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Annie Bruchez
Researchers Discover Novel Molecular Mechanism that Enables Conifers to Adapt to Winter
Unlike broadleaf trees, conifers are evergreen and retain their photosynthesis structure throughout the year.
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Annie Bruchez
Dangerous Trees ?
If you think your trees are changing, or you see any of the major warning signs above, call PTC to have your trees fully inspected.
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Luis Asencio
Notice Cracked Tree Trunks on your Property? Read More on How they Can Be Treated!
A professional arborist can assess your tree and help prevent tree failure from cracked tree trunk and limbs.
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Luis Asencio
Small trees offer hope for rainforests
Small trees that grow up in drought conditions could form the basis of more drought-resistant rainforests, new research suggests.
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Luis Asencio
BLS (Bacterial Leaf Scorch)
BLS ( Bacteria Leaf Scorch ) disease does not have a cure and is terminal...
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Luis Asencio
How the Giant Sequoia Tree Protects Itself
The giant sequoia has developed effective strategies to protect itself against external influences in its natural environment.
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Jolie Sheerin
Have your trees been inspected by us yet?
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Luis Asencio
Why Use Tree Nutrients?
Tree Nutrients (Fertilizer Spikes) ensure a continuous supply of nutrients below the surface, where the trees active roots are growing.
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Annie Bruchez
4 Rugged Trees that are Drought-Tolerant
The changing climate & unpredictable weather patterns have added extra stress to plants/trees. Check out these four drought-tolerant trees.
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Annie Bruchez
5 Tree Pests to Lookout for This Month
Tree pests & disease have been sweeping across the country, overtaking millions of trees and destroying what were once dense, tree canopies.
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Annie Bruchez
How to Choose the Right Type of Tree for Your Yard
Proper tree care begins with selecting the right tree and planting it in the right place. This can ensure that your tree will thrive!
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Annie Bruchez
5 Tips For Chainsaw
Before you think about cranking the saw and starting to cut, protect yourself! Get farmiliar with your tool & follow the 5 key safety tips.
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Luis Asencio
Quick Tips on Watering Your Trees
Watering your trees in the summer is SO important! Read here to learn some of the best ways to provide your tree with the drink it needs!
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Annie Bruchez
Odd little bumps on leaves??
Leaf galls on plants are usually the result of mites and...
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Luis Asencio
Now is the Time to Protect Your Trees from Summer Heat Stress
We are starting to see summer temperatures and low rain fall and it's our duty to help assure that our trees are in good health!
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Annie Bruchez
Why Become a Planned Tree Care Member?
Membership in Planned Tree Care is your proactive next step in planning for the care and health of your trees.
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Annie Bruchez
The Importance of Pruning: Protect Your Trees and Home
Regular pruning reduces the risk of storm damage to structures from broken branches. Protect your family and friends from falling limbs.
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Annie Bruchez
Why Air Spade: Reason Four
Soil aeration has a huge positive impact on roots of trees. So, this procedure is incredibly important for the growth and health of trees.
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Annie Bruchez
Why Air Spade: Reason Three
The soil around the trees roots becomes compacted from weight, such as foot traffic. Air Spading helps a trees roots breathe.
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Annie Bruchez
Why Air Spade: Reason Two
Exposing the root flare can provide our arborist with valuable information regarding the general health or structural integrity of your tree
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Annie Bruchez
What is Air Spading and Why is it Important? Here's Reason One:
Air Spading is a unique technique used to investigate tree roots. It is important to the health of your tree and here's why:
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Annie Bruchez
Want Bees? Plant These!
Trees’ flowers are a critical source of forage for bees, providing nutrient-rich pollen and nectar that bees use for food and to make honey.
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Annie Bruchez
What is Stump Grinding and Why is it Beneficial?
Here's a look at the purpose of stump grinding and the overall process to ensure a safe, efficient and complete tree stump removal.
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Annie Bruchez
Tree of the Week: Silver Maple
This maple is native to eastern and central United States and southeastern Canada. It is one of the most common trees in the United States.
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Annie Bruchez
Insects that Suck the Life Out of Trees, Quite Literally
As their name suggests, sucking insects inflict damage on plant and tree life by sucking out fluids from the leaves and twigs like vampires
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Annie Bruchez
Repellent Plants to Keep Pests Away
There are ways to keep mosquitoes and other insects away. Try growing some mosquito and insect-repelling plants around your yard.
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Luis Asencio
Hiding in Plain Sight: Common Signs Insect Invaders
Most tree pests leave visible signs of their presence – if you know what to look for.
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Annie Bruchez
Tree of the Week
The Horse Chestnut Tree originated in Europe, and it is often what people think of when they hear about “chestnut” trees.
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Annie Bruchez
Emerald Ash Borer is in Our Backyard and Killing Our Trees
The bright metallic-green beetle may be smaller than a dime, but it is capable of taking down ash trees thousands of times its size.
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Annie Bruchez
BLS ( Bacterial Leaf Scorch )
BLS is killing the trees in our community...
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Luis Asencio
Understanding The Damaging Effects of Tree Fungi
Fungi that grow on trees can affect overall tree health, and can even cause trees to die or weaken to the point of becoming a danger.
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Annie Bruchez
Are your trees endangering your power lines?
As a homeowner, trees that have been planted too close to power lines can cause a problem for more than just you...
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Luis Asencio
Top Native Trees to Plant in NJ
Want to upgrade the aesthetics of your landscape and increase the value of your property this spring? Consider planting these native trees!
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Annie Bruchez
What to look out for when checking your trees
Health and safety for people/property is centered on ensuring the tree or parts of the tree do not fail and cause potential damage.
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Chris V.
Why Trees Can Make You Happier!
Trees are good for our mental health and well-being.
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Lynnette C.
Unique Trees and Forests Around the World
Our planet is filled with so many amazing different types of trees that remind us just how awesome nature really is! 
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Annie Bruchez
Happy Arbor Day
Happy Arbor Day. We are blessed to have the opportunity to care for our life-giving trees.
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Tim Bruchez
6 Ways to Celebrate Arbor Day in a Time of Social Distancing
Celebrate Arbor Day by being creative and connecting with nature.
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Lynnette C.
As the World Slows, Mother Nature Takes a Breath
As COVID-19 takes affect, we see that the earth is able to benefit in many ways!
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Annie Bruchez
Plan(t) for the Future!
We are here to celebrate with you! 
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Annie Bruchez
Did You Know?
Air quality has drastically improved due to COVID-19
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Lynnette C.
4 Rugged Trees that are Drought-Tolerant
One way to avoid unnecessary stress on trees is to plant the right species for your area and opt for trees that handle some of the...
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Luis Asencio
Arbor Day Foundation launches campaign to celebrate Arbor Day at home
A new campaign designed to support our trees and our planet all while social distancing!
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Chris V.
Create New Family Easter Traditions with Nature!
As a nod to the rebirth of Earth, we invite you to consider some greener Easter traditions this year.
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Annie Bruchez
5 Ways to Enjoy Spring in NJ
Get outside and have fun, all while social distancing!
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Annie Bruchez
You Should Know What Black Knot Is And How It Is Killing Your Trees...
Black Knot Disease is a fungus that attacks and kills your trees. Learn how to identify and control Black Knot.
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Lynnette C.
Top 10 Flowering Trees
Springtime is here! Check out these Top 10 Flowering Trees that are sure to add vibrant color to your yard!
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Lynnette C.
Why Hire An Arborist?
It is important to hire a professional with knowledge and skill to properly take care of your trees.
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Lynnette C.
World Autism Awareness Day: Eden Autism Services
Eden Autism Services has a great mission is to improve the lives of people with autism.
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Annie Bruchez
We Won't Trick You on April Fools Day! We Really Offer Financing!
We are so excited to share this news with you!
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Annie Bruchez
Key Tips For Pruning Your Trees
Proper pruning encourages strong growth, increases flower and fruit production, improves plant health, and removes damaged limbs.
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Did You Know?
We care about the health and safety of our customers during these difficult times.
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Lynnette C.
Tree Of The Week
This deciduous Magnolia tree is large in size and in the early spring has an entirely spectacular set of pink to purple flowers.
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Chris V.
Key Tips When Watering Your Trees
Watering is a simple yet essential part of caring for your trees.
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Lynnette C.
The Outdoors Can Be an Antidote to Quarantine Anxiety
Getting outside is one way to relieve the stress of social distancing
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Annie Bruchez
Signs of active (EAB) Emerald Ash Borer
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Luis Asencio
First day of spring 2020
The first day of spring 2020 is unlike any we have seen in more than a century. It’s early...
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Luis Asencio
Key tips for proper mulching
Mulching is beneficial for your trees health.
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Lynnette C.
Key tips to planting a tree
Key steps to ensure you are planting your tree correctly, in the proper place
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Lynnette C.
Key tips on selecting a healthy tree.
Selecting the right tree and the right location will ensure optimal growth.
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Lynnette C.
Cherry Blossoms expected to hit peak bloom in late March
If you can make the trip to check out the amazing 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival between March 20th and April 12th
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Chris V.
Tree City U.S.A
A non-profit business founded in 1976 dedicated to giving trees a life well cared for. Tree City, U.S.A!
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Chris V.
Did you know?
Late winter or early spring, before bud break, is a good time to prune many species because the trees will heal rapidly.
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Luis Asencio
Two NE tree species can be used in new sustainable building material
A revolutionary new type of building material.
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Chris V.
Amazonian tree with human-sized leaves finally gets ID’d as new species
Researchers have known that the tree is a species of Coccoloba, a genus of flowering plants that grow in the tropical forests of ...
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Luis Asencio
Why do we still have paper receipts?
Paper or Digital Receipt?
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Chris V.
So how much Carbon does one tree actually absorb?
What trees have to offer to counter carbon emissions and more.
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Chris V.
Trillion Trees Act
A pragmatic step towards addressing global carbon emissions. Plan(t) for the future!
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Chris V.
Life Is Slowly Returning To Scorched Australian Lands
Photos of hope in Australia after the raging forest fire.
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Annie Bruchez
Hemlock Protection Treatment
Oils are sprayed on the foliage of the tree smothering the HWA; ensuring these Hemlock trees have proper care for the next season.
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Chris V.
Blooms on the chocolate tree are crazy-hard to pollinate
The plant’s reproductive system challenges Mother Nature’s pollen-movers
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Corynne Smalygo
How to design a forest fit to heal the planet
Reforestation has enormous potential as a cheap and natural way...
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Luis Asencio
Fostering Future Tree Planters
Inspiring the next generation towards a happy and healthy planet. Plant for the future!
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Chris V.
Trees are a Powerful Tool in Natural Climate Solutions
Time for trees is now. Without a technological breakthrough for climate change, we cannot compromise the nature of our life-giving trees.
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Chris V.
Firefighters save grove of trees in Australia that predate the dinosaurs
Australia preserves ancient Wollemi Pines that have long been kept a secret; keeping the ancient trees safe during Australia's brushfires.
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Corynne Smalygo
Tree Species Taxonomy
In this article, we break down the difference between tree genera and tree species. Today we will dive into where they have originated from!
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Chris V.
Australia fires: Plants photographed regrowing in ashes
We will be covering the upside to this disastrous wildfire. But the real question is...Is this only the beginning?
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Why the Fires in Australia Are So Bad
Bush fire season is nothing new to Australians, but this summer has been calamitous — and it’s far from over.
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Corynne Smalygo
How do conifers survive droughts?
As the world warms, a new study is helping scientists understand how cone-bearing trees like pines and junipers may respond to drought.
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Luis Asencio
8 Uses for your Tree After Christmas
Christmas is over, now what should you do with your tree? Here are some useful and creative ideas.
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Corynne Smalygo
Here's What You Should Know to Lower Your Fire Risk with Christmas Trees
Each type of Christmas Tree has its own fire risks, but you can keep your risks low by following some important safety tips.
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Corynne Smalygo
The History of the Christmas Tree Goes Back Farther Than You Might Realize
Brush up on the origins of the true hallmark of holiday decor.
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Corynne Smalygo
Tree of the Week • White Fir
The White Fir is a popular Christmas tree! Learn more.
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Julia Andrade
Hazards With Objects Going Into Chippers
Precautions and the dangers of chippers
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Corynne Smalygo
Team Day • RPM Raceway
Check out our race day pictures and who won the 2 main events!
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Julia Andrade
20 Random Reasons to Really Love Trees
We love our trees. Here are some reasons to love them even more!
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Julia Andrade
Tree of the Week • Norway Spruce
Did you know that the big tree at the Rockefeller Center every year is a Norway Spruce? Learn more!
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Julia Andrade
5 Things Everyone Can Do To Protect the Planet's Soil
"Join in celebrating World Soil Day on December 5th, a day to focus attention on the importance of protecting soil."
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Julia Andrade
 Winter Injury to Trees and Shrubs
The frequency and severity of winter damage are determined by a number of factors...
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Corynne Smalygo
How to Pick the Best Christmas Tree Ever
With these tips for choosing the optimal real Christmas tree and keeping it looking good for as long as possible...
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Luis Asencio
Tree of the Week • Leyland Cypress
This tree provided winter cover for songbirds and game birds. Check out how tall these trees get!
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Julia Andrade
12 Houseplants for Everyone On Your Gift List
Looking for a great gift for friends and family? Here are 12 plants they would love!
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Julia Andrade
10 Amazing Tree Stump Ideas for the Garden
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Luis Asencio
Tree of the Week • Willow Oak
"Willow oak acorns are a top food preference for whitetail deer, squirrels, wild turkeys, quail and some songbirds."
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Julia Andrade
Planting Trees Helped Save This Endangered Bird
"The restoration of one of the rarest songbirds reminds us how important it is to PROTECT our forests and continue to PLANT trees."
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Julia Andrade
This Mexican Forest Turns Orange Every Fall, But Not How You Think
Look at what makes this color change so special.
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Corynne Smalygo