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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.
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
How Do Trees Survive Winter?
It's commonly known how trees become bare during the winter months but not many know how they come to survive the bitter cold.
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Himni Palacios
Why Do Leaves Have Such Different Shapes?
There’s one thing about leaves that science has long agreed upon: They only grow so big as available water allows.
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Himni Palacios
Magical Bridge Of Lights Suspended Among Trees in Indonesia
Indonesian photographer Warman Wardhani shows us one of the cooler places we could spend our hard-earned pandemic cash at.
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Annie Bruchez
Continuing To Stay Safe
We care about the health and safety of our customers and crew members during these difficult times.
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Luis Asencio
Winter Tree Watering Tips
Though it may be gray and wintry outside, your trees still need you.
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Annie Bruchez
Tree Rings Holds Clues of Distant Supernovas on Earth
Massive explosions of energy happening thousands of light-years from Earth may have left traces in our planet's biology and geology.
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Annie Bruchez
A New Landmark: 5 Million Tree Planters Around the Globe
"In March 2019, the Arbor Day Foundation publicly launched its Time for Trees™ initiative – our most ambitious set of goals to date."
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Annie Bruchez
Trees and Heavy, Continuous Rainfall
While rain is a welcome relief for landscapes in the hot summers, there can be a little too much of a good thing.
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Annie Bruchez
Help Your Trees Transition from Fall to Winter
Learn how to protect trees and help them survive the winter season and thrive in years to come.
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Annie Bruchez
Trees bring benefits to society, regardless of their origin
The contributions to people provided by trees outweigh their disadvantages, regardless of whether they are of native or non-native origin...
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Luis Asencio
“Wood Wide Web”
Trees have created their own way of communication through a web some scientists call “Wood Wide Web” or The Tree Internet.
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Luis Asencio
White Oak: The King of Kings
White oak trees can live up to 300 years, with some living longer, such as a white oak in Basking Ridge, New Jersey.
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Annie Bruchez
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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Luis Asencio
Applauding the World’s Tree Planters
People around the globe are turning to trees for a good reason: they change lives.
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Annie Bruchez
Trees that Flaunt Brilliant Fall Color
Autumn is “leaf season,” nature’s annual color festival.
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Annie Bruchez
Reasons Why Forests are Important
We tend to take forests for granted, underestimating how indispensable they still are for everyone on the planet.
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Annie Bruchez
Famous Quaking Aspens Expected to Be Hit by Climate Change
Climate warming will cause double the decrease in aspen, say researchers.
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Luis Asencio
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