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.
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?
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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
5 of the best real Christmas Tree
A collection of our top 5 traditional Christmas trees.
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Luis Asencio
Uh Oh... is that Fungus Among Us?
Mushroom growth on or around our trees is a serious cause for concern. What to do when...
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Tim Bruchez
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
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