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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.
Why do leaves fall?
Check out one of the most colorful trees!
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Luis Asencio
Natural Beauties
Prepare to be wowed by nature's audacity with these marvels that no tree lover should miss.
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Corynne Smalygo
Planting to Reduce Those Winter Heating Bills
Not only do trees shade from the summer heat, they also help with cutting winter energy costs as well..
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Corynne Smalygo
Why is the Tongass National Forest so important?
Known as the 'crown jewel' of U.S. national forests, this ancient ecosystem is at a crossroads.
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Corynne Smalygo
The basics of how and why leaves change color in the fall.
When leaves change color from green to yellow, bright orange, or red, you'll know that trees are beginning their long winter's rest.
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Luis Asencio
The Halloween Tree
Check out the tree inspired by the novel, written by Ray Bradbury.
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Corynne Smalygo
Halloween Trivia
Reese's Cups aren't the most popular candy?!
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Annie Bruchez
Fall is a great time to plant trees
Take advantage of the cooler weather for tree planting
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Corynne Smalygo
Tree of the Week • Red Maple
Check out our tree of the week! This tree has a beautiful fall color.
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Julia Andrade
Enchanted Forests: Mystical Powers of Different Trees
Check out one of the most colorful trees!
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Luis Asencio
Tree Tents Used To Elevate Every Adventure
These portable treehouses let you sleep above the ground, keeping campers away from rough terrain and beasties below.
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Annie Bruchez
Tree of the Week • Loblolly Pine
This tree is native to the east coast from New Jersey to Florida. Learn more!
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Julia Andrade
How to Transform Yard Scraps into a Magical Fairy Garden Tree Stump
Creating a fairy garden tree stump using natural and upcycled materials is a fun project you can do to delight your children (and yourself).
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Annie Bruchez
Fallen Tree Leads to a New Home (Video)
An owlet orphaned by a fallen tree gets adopted by a new family.
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Julia Andrade
Shop fast-growing trees
Looking for quick greenery and shade to spruce up your yard? Check out these fast-growing trees that grow at least three feet per year.
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Corynne Smalygo
Climate Change Study Finds That Maple Syrup Season May Come Earlier
With climate change, daily temperatures are on the rise, which affects sap flow and sugar content.
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Luis Asencio
Here's when fall leaves will peak in your region
Find out when your leaves will start to change
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Corynne Smalygo
Can ash trees survive Emeralds Ash Borer Beetles?
Ash tree species likely will survive emerald ash borer beetles, but just barely....
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Luis Asencio
After Bears Kept Coming To This Man’s Bee Farm To Steal Honey, He Decided To Turn Them Into Honey Tasters
The beekeeper set up a table with 4 kinds of honey for the bears to feast on. As it turns out, bears have quite an expensive taste.
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Annie Bruchez
PREPPING YOUR TREES FOR WINTER
When winter winds whistle and you’re toasting yourself by the fire, don’t forget about your trees.
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Luis Asencio
Why It’s Great to Plant Trees in the Fall
There are perks to fall planting, like a stronger root system and less maintenance...
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Luis Asencio
Furniture, floors or construction?
Find out what timber is best suited for your project and how to tell the difference between hardwood and softwood.
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Corynne Smalygo
Look how far we've come
Learn about the different lumberjacks and the old culture that started it all.
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Corynne Smalygo
The Amazon is Burning, and Here's Why it's Not Just Brazil's Problem
The current fires in the Amazon rainforest should have everyone's attention.
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Annie Bruchez
Tree of The Week - Kousa Dogwood
Learn about this beautiful dogwood and the special treat that's hiding in plain sight.
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Corynne Smalygo
Dangers of Fruit Trees in NJ
Be on the lookout for these 4 popular trees in New Jersey, their diseases and their pests.
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Corynne Smalygo
Help Save on Your Energy Costs with Trees
Learn how to help your energy costs by planting which trees and what to look for
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Corynne Smalygo
The Forest Man Of India
Jadav Payeng, "The Forest Man of India," has planted tens of thousands of trees over the course of nearly 40 years...
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Luis Asencio
Electric vs Gas Chainsaws – Which is Right For Your Needs?
Chainsaws come in three types – gas, electric, and battery-powered. Which is Right For Your Needs?
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Luis Asencio
Ethiopia Breaks World Record By Planting 350 Million Trees In 12 Hours
Ethiopian officials claim they planted over 350 million trees in an effort to restore the country’s landscape
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Annie Bruchez
How to Plant a Privacy Hedge
Are you looking for an affordable way to create privacy in your yard?
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Luis Asencio
Trees and Storm Safety
Storm events such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hurricanes, and ice can considerably impact trees.
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Annie Bruchez
Street Art Meets Nature
Nature brings the city streets and towns to life!
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Annie Bruchez
How Tall is the Tallest Tree on Earth?
How does the tallest tree compare in height to you, a giraffe, a space shuttle, and Big Ben?
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Julia Andrade
11 Beautiful Forests Fit for a Fairy Tale
And the trees lived happily ever after. These surreal forests truly look like they came right out of a storybook.
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Julia Andrade
How to Practice 'Forest Bathing' in a Park
Read these 8 simple steps to feel healthier and happier.
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Julia Andrade
These Caterpillars Build Their Own Mobile Homes
Isn't nature just amazing? Check out these caterpillars who create their own "home on wheels."
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Julia Andrade
Looking at Trees Can Reduce Problematic Cravings
Look out your window, go for a walk, visit a local park. Read how greenery can reduce problematic cravings.
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Julia Andrade
To the Moon and Back
These tree seeds have been to the moon and back. Where are the "moon trees" now?
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Julia Andrade
New Jersey's 10 Awe-Inspiring Trees
New Jersey, especially Princeton, is covered in historic and memorable trees.
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Annie Bruchez
15 of the Most Remarkable Trees of the U.S.
"From the world's largest to ones that were here long before the Mayflower, these noble trees are nothing less than U.S. national treasures"
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Julia Andrade
6 Fun Facts About Presidents and White House Trees
Our presidents care about their trees; we should too! Check out these fun facts about our presidents and their trees.
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Julia Andrade
Climbing Trees Is Safer than Organized Sports
It is natural for parents to worry about their children, but here's why it is important for children to climb trees.
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Julia Andrade
Spotted Lanternfly
This insect is a potential threat to several important crops including grapes, peaches and timber trees.
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Luis Asencio
Artists Juxtaposed Four Seasons At One Location In A Single Image
Nature’s extraordinary ability to change shows it’s alive and always ready to surprise.
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Annie Bruchez
Spiral Observation Tower Rises Out of Danish Forest
Check out these incredible photos of an observation tower "accessible to everyone without disrupting the natural environment."
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Julia Andrade
Hummingbirds Are Cooler Than You Realized
These birds are true acrobats. They dart, and dip, flit and flutter as they look for high-energy foods they need to fuel their flight.
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Annie Bruchez
1932 Love Story Starring Trees (Video)
"It's just a delightfully sweet story that shows a love for nature that still resonates like crazy some 75 years later."
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Julia Andrade
20 Minutes in Nature a Day
Check out this article to learn how spending time in nature can benefit you.
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Julia Andrade
5 Trees for Screening Our Lovable Neighbors
We love our neighbors, but we also love our privacy. Read how to grow beautiful screening trees that both you and your neighbors can enjoy.
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Julia Andrade
Interesting Facts About Trees
Did you know that you could save money by planting trees? Read these fascinating tree facts to learn how!
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Julia Andrade
5 Animals that Depend on Forests
Forests impact our lives in so many ways, from the air we breathe to the wood we use. Check out how these 5 animals depend on the forests!
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Annie Bruchez
10 Great Trees for Small Yards
Check out these small trees which are great for small yards!
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Julia Andrade
Unprotected Ash Trees Are Now Buying Time
Do you have ash trees? Now is the time to decide... protect or die.
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Tim Bruchez
Plant 10 Trees If You Want to Graduate, Says New Filipino Law
Lawmakers in the Philippines' House of Representatives would require students to plant 10 trees each — or risk not graduating...
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Luis Asencio
Amazing Treehouses Around the World
Check out one of the most colorful trees!
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Annie Bruchez
Hawaii's Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree
Check out one of the most colorful trees!
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Annie Bruchez
Amount of carbon stored in forests reduced as climate warms
Accelerated tree growth caused by a warming climate does not necessarily translate into enhanced carbon storage, an international study ...
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Luis Asencio
Fun Tree & Plant Facts
Learn something new today!
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Annie Bruchez
Add Color to Your Spring
Spring time is a happy time when you can enjoy the beauty in blooming trees.
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Annie Bruchez
Trees Sweat to Keep Cool
During extreme heat waves, one species of eucalyptus copes by releasing water...
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Luis Asencio
HAPPY ARBOR DAY
We celebrate with the country on the 147th annual Arbor Day! Happy Arbor Day from us to you!
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Annie Bruchez
How Old is the World's Oldest Living Tree?
Here it is, in all its lonely glory: the world's oldest living tree.
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Annie Bruchez
Maps Can Help You Manage Troublesome Insects
USA National Phenology Network’s Pheno Forecast maps indicate, the status of the life cycle stage for several troublesome insect pests...
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Luis Asencio
The History of Earth Day
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.
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Annie Bruchez
How tree diversity regulates invading forest pests
Relationships between tree diversity and pest diversity follow a hump-shaped curve....
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Luis Asencio
Planting Trees and Shrubs: How to Find the Right Moment
When is the best time to plant trees and shrubs?
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Annie Bruchez
The Importance of Photosynthesis in Trees
Photosynthesis is an important process that permits plants, including trees, to use their leaves....
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Luis Asencio
Pollinator Friendly Trees and Shrubs
Say hello to spring! Here are some pollinator friendly trees and shrubs to add beauty to your homes and communities.
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Annie Bruchez
Tree Placement Around Home...
Spring is fast approaching and it's a good time of year to plant new trees. Trees can help reduce heating and cooling costs. Check this out!
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Luis Asencio
Old Trees Grow Faster Than Young Ones
Unlike humans, old trees grow faster than young ones, new study shows
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Annie Bruchez
Top Rated Local
New Jersey’s Top Rated Local® Tree Care Companies Award Winner: Princeton Tree Care
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Luis Asencio
Why Air Spade ?
Here are four reasons why you should Air Spade.
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Luis Asencio
Fun Fact Friday
Here are some fun facts about our life giving trees! Have a great Friday!
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Annie Bruchez
When Should My Tree Be Cut Down?
This guide will help you figure out if your tree is dead, as well as what to do with it if it’s time to cut it down.
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Annie Bruchez
Tree of the Week • Southern Magnolia
The Southern Magnolia is one of a kind!
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Annie Bruchez
2019 AWARD WINNER !
We’re honored to be named on the 2019 list of highest rated companies in New Jersey by Top Rated Local®.
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Luis Asencio
Praise - Property Management Tree Care Team
We appreciate every opportunity to care for our life giving trees. Great job, Team.
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Tim Bruchez
Do you know your state tree?
Check out one of the most colorful trees!
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Annie Bruchez
What's a port-a-wrap?
Port-A-Wrap, a safe and effecient lowering device....
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Luis Asencio
Caring For Young Trees
The first five years are critical for the long-term health of a tree...
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Luis Asencio
Have you heard of the Wood Wide Web?
BBC News shares the secrets behind the "Wood Wide Web"!
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Madeline Bruchez
Seedballs ???
Another creative solution to saving our forest...
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Luis Asencio
Winter Tree Watering Tips
Follow these tips to help the trees on your property survive the winter and remain healthy all year long.
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Luis Asencio
Did You Know??
CONTACT US TODAY for a winter safety assessment. Provided to you, our neighbor, as a courtesy.
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Luis Asencio
How to Properly Stack Firewood
There's nothing like the relaxing feeling of putting your feet up next to a warm, crackling fire. Here is how to safely stack firewood!
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Annie Bruchez
The Beast of the East Meets PTC
In celebration of 2018 team PTC visits the Beast of the East!
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Madeline Bruchez
Trees Talk to Each Other and Recognize Their Offspring
The Lorax might have spoken for the trees, but it turns out that trees can speak for themselves. At least to other trees, that is.
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Annie Bruchez
Pine Wilt Disease
The first symptom of pine wilt disease is the discoloration of needles, which turn from yellow to green then to brown.
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Luis Asencio
8 Sustainable Ways to Recycle your Christmas Tree
Here are 8 ways you can reuse your Christmas tree long after the season is over.
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Luis Asencio
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
Running the Ropes
This is no easy job requires a lot of attention at all times. 1,2,3 Pull!
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Luis Asencio
Avoid Your Christmas From Going Up In Flames
If you have already put up your Christmas Tree please make sure to check that you have done so both correctly and safely.
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Luis Asencio
Why Fertilize ?!
Roots continue growth and consumption of nutrients long after leaves fall into December...
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Luis Asencio
9 Natural Ways to Decorate an Outdoor Tree
Decorating the evergreen trees in your yard is a fun way to add a little extra character to your home.
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Luis Asencio
Good Old Chaps
Safety is highly important when working with any type of machinery. With chain saws, you have to protect your legs and here's why...
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Luis Asencio
DIY Wooden Christmas Decorations
We have collected for you some cool DIY wooden Christmas decorations that you are going to love!
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Luis Asencio
Homeowner Tree Responsibility
Homeowner tree responsilbility with overhanging branches...
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Luis Asencio
What is " Good " Soil?
What does “good” soil mean? It depends on your point of view.
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Luis Asencio
PTC Founder Gains CTSP Status
Hiring a company with a CTSP on staff helps ensure a higher level of safety and professionalism.
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Gabi Bautista