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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.
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
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
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
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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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.