tree of knowledge

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 Disadvantages of a Pine Tree
While there are advantages to planting pine trees, there are also some disadvantages.
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Luis Asencio
Why Should I Plant in the Fall?
Why Fall is the Best Time for Tree Planting ???
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Luis Asencio
Mulch Fall Leaves
Fallen leaves have organic matter in them, you're adding good organic matter to your soil...
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Luis Asencio
DIY Leaf Craft for Kids
There are tons of inspiring DIY leaf crafts around the web, I challenge you to create one!
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Luis Asencio
How Trees Can Retain Stormwater Runoff
Trees in our communities provide many services...
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Luis Asencio
Are Your Trees Stressed?
Believe it or not, trees get stressed, too.
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Luis Asencio
'Sudden Branch Drop'
Beware the scary 'sudden branch drop,' when trees start self-pruning during the summer
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Luis Asencio
Seed Growth Time Lapse
Timelapse video of a seed growing...
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Luis Asencio
Hornet Nests Awareness
Hornet Nests – Identification and Tips for Treatment or Removal
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Luis Asencio
There Is Healing Power in Trees
Trees have special abilities...
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Liddy Cortina
Large Trees Next To Home
Trees Growing Next to Your House: What You Should Know
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Luis Asencio
Burl Please!
Burl wood is anything but average. The swirls, twirls, and eyes dancing in the bark all create a unique, highly figured wood grain...
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Luis Asencio
Tree Care: 5 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy
Here are 5 Ways to Keep Your Trees Healthy.
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Luis Asencio
DO NOT TOUCH THIS PLANT!
A little knowledge and some respect for the plant should keep you and your loved ones safe. So here's what we know about it.
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Luis Asencio
10 Facts on Roots
Check out 10 Facts on Roots.
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Luis Asencio
13 Things That Can Harm Trees That You Didn't Know
To make sure that you aren’t accidentally killing your trees, read over this list before you give them care.
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Luis Asencio
Get Your Mulch On!
Mulch, a trees best friend. Heres why...
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Luis Asencio
Trees: How to Prevent Snow Damage
Lend your trees a hand during a snow storm to potentially save their lives.
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Tim Bruchez
Redwood Trees
Soaring up to 350 feet in height, coast redwoods are the tallest trees on Earth.
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Luis Asencio
Dragon Bloodwood Trees ???
Dragon blood tree is an evergreen tree. Injured bark and branches release red resin which is why this plant is known as dragon blood tree.
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Luis Asencio
Pine Cone Fun Facts
Aside from their decorating uses, pinecones play an important role in nature. They as well have a specific function in the plant world.
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Luis Asencio
A Healthy Forest
Clean water is one of life's basic necessities. Healthy forests keep streams clean and water quality high....
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Luis Asencio
Scientists Invent ‘Super Wood’ That Could Replace Steel?
Scientists have devised a way to make wood up to 12 times stronger in a bid to replace steel.
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Luis Asencio
Oldest Living Tree
Take a look at one of the world oldest living tree.
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Luis Asencio
Why Cabling?
Reasons as to why your tree(s) may need cableling and the benefits behind it.
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Liddy Cortina
Spotted Lanternfly
This insect is a potential threat to several important crops including grapes, peaches and timber trees.
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Luis Asencio
DIY Christmas Crafts
DIY Christmas Crafts that are made from wood are the new fad. Find your creative side and give it try!
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Liddy Cortina
Winter is a Great Time To Prune Your Trees
Lumberjackin' is a year-round trade. However, there's a common misconception that tree maintenance is best done during the growing season.
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Tim Bruchez
Mistletoe Story
Get ready to pucker up!
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Luis Asencio
Which type of Christmas Tree is Right For You?
Find out which type of Christmas Tree is right for you...
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Luis Asencio
Winter Tree Care Tips
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Luis Asencio
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
Tree Topping
Tree topping, is a harmful pruning practice in which tree branches are cut to stubs to reduce the size of tree.
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Luis Asencio
4 Ways Trees Add Value to Your Property
Boost your property value, save energy and beautify your landscape. Start by having Princeton Tree Care evaluate your property.
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Luis Asencio
DIY Willow Water – A Natural Rooting Hormone
Homemade plant rooting hormone using “Willow Water”, is a homebrew plant rooting hormone that is easily made.
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Luis Asencio
6 Mosquito 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
Top 5 Nut Trees To Buy
Our partners over Arbor Day have the top 5 nut trees you should consider purchasing through the Arbor Day Tree Nursery.
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Luis Asencio
6 Trees That Are Easier to Identify in Fall
Fall brings some spectacular views of trees. Here are a few trees that might be easier to spot in fall.
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Luis Asencio
Washington Hawthorn (Crataegus phaenopyrum)
Tree of the week for September the 25th 2017
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Liddy Cortina
Don't get near the Sandbox Tree...
The Sandbox tree is a member of the spurge family, is considered one of the most dangerous trees in the world.
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Luis Asencio
Using Water Loving Trees to Correct Drainage Issues.
Choose the right trees to help correct the poor drainage on your property.
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Luis Asencio
Crown Shyness...???
A phenomenon where the leaves and branches of individual trees don’t touch those of other trees, forming gaps in the canopy.
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Luis Asencio
Girdling Roots Kill Trees...
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Luis Asencio
Ash tree eaten alive by EAB
This ash tree is an example of what will occur if your ash trees are not treated in time to prevent or stop Emerald Ash Borer.
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Luis Asencio
EAB is killing all unprotected ash trees...
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Luis Asencio
Untreated Vs. Treated Ash Trees
Unless treated, all ash trees WILL DIE!
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Liddy Cortina
"Safety is an Attitude | SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY!
Safety is an Attitude | SAFETY! SAFETY! SAFETY! Safety is top priority...
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Luis Asencio
(BLS) Bacterial Leaf Scorch
BLS is killing the trees in our community...
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Luis Asencio
Being a Groundsman
The importance of being a groundsman...
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Luis Asencio
The time is Now!
EAB (emerald ash borer) is going to kill 99.9% of our communities ash trees within the next few years. NOW is the time to #ProtectYourAsh.
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Luis Asencio
Why Air Spade ?
Here are four reasons why you should Air Spade.
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Luis Asencio
5 Trees to Avoid
Think twice before planting these five trees.
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Tim Bruchez
10 Great Trees for Small Yards
Even small yards can be home to a variety of trees, providing fruit, shade, wildlife habitat, or all three.
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Tim Bruchez
Mulching Trees... Killing or Living
Love or hate it, mulch is everywhere. But what is it doing to our trees?
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Tim Bruchez
Let Trees Lower Your Energy Bill
Shade trees save you money on your utility bills, but just how much?
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Liz Bonafide
Proper Pruning Techniques...
Here are some basic pruning tips you should know if you considering on pruning your trees.
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Luis Asencio
Saucer Magnolias - A Magnificent Landscape Tree
Thinking of adding a tree to your front yard landscape. Consider a saucer magnolia.
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Tim Bruchez
5 Fast Growing Trees
Looking to quickly grow some green in your yard? Check out the top 5 fastest-growing trees offered in arborday.org Tree Nursery.
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Luis Asencio
5 Types of Trees to Avoid
Here are five species you might want to avoid when planting a tree:
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Luis Asencio
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
Forest Fire Season...
Humans are the biggest cause of wildfires, burning down 7,000,000 acres annually. Learn how you can help prevent forest fires.
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Luis Asencio
Circle of Life...
The life of the mind is like that of the trunk of a tree.
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Luis Asencio
10 Reasons Why You Should Love Trees...
real quick...rattle of ten reasons why everyone should love trees? HA! don't stress it, we did the leg work for you. Click to learn more.
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Luis Asencio
Our Weapon (Tool) of Choice
Just as a soldier in basic training must be able to field strip his weapon, so should every tree worker...
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Luis Asencio
Did You See that Burl!?!
Holy smokes! Did you see that burl!?!
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Tim Bruchez
Avoid Storm Damage
Trees are beautiful and can also be dangerous. Contact PTC for a risk and health assesment on your large decious trees.
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Luis Asencio
Three Reasons Homeowners Should Leave Tree Work to the Professionals
Homeowners should always hire a professional tree care service. Ready why.
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Tim Bruchez
Missing Tree Bark?
If the tree bark comes off, it exposes the inner layer of live tissue to disease and insect infestation.
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Luis Asencio
PTC Earns Angie's List Super Service Award
We are honored to have received the coveted 2016 Angie's List SSA. Great job Team!
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Tim Bruchez
Winter Tip: Have Mature Trees Evaluated
Large trees, especially near your home, should be evaluated for structural integrity by a tree care expert.
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Tim Bruchez
All About PPE
Understand why Tree Care Workers need to wear safety equipment.
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Gabi Bautista
12 Days of Tree Tips
Find out the great benefits of buying a real Christmas tree.
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Gabi Bautista
Working Roots
In the winter, trees may be dormant, but the roots are still trying to power up on any nutrients availble for those long winters.
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Gabi Bautista
Mistletoe Story
Old kissing tradition dating back to the Middle Ages and beyond.
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Gabi Bautista
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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Gabi Bautista
Why Remove Trees?
Read along to understand a few reasons behind tree removals.
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Gabi Bautista
The Tale of Two Walnut Trees
See the difference Planned Tree Care makes for the health and vitality of our life giving trees.
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Tim Bruchez
Tackling EAB Dilemma in Princeton Trees
Mercer County municipality is undertaking the challenge of battling the EAB issue in Princeton, NJ. Writer for...
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Liz Bonafide
Fungus
Fungus is a sign of tree damage.
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Liddy Cortina