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Cracked, compacted soil with weeds in a northern New Jersey garden.

Are These Soil Problems Harming Your Trees?

From nutrient leaching to erosion, waterlogged soils, and soil compaction, there are a host of common problems with the types of soil found in northern New Jersey. Learn how to evaluate your soil so you can head off problems before your trees and shrubs suffer.
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A beautiful oak tree in a yard in Essex County, NJ.

8 Ways to Prevent Oak Wilt from Killing Your Oak Trees

Learn the simple steps you can take to prevent oak wilt, a lethal fungal disease, from infecting your oak trees and destroying New Jersey’s state tree.
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Oak trees, like the ones pictured here, are at risk of oak wilt as it threatens to spread to New Jersey.

Oak Wilt Threatens New Jersey’s State Tree

There are no confirmed cases of oak wilt in New Jersey, but the risk to the state is great. Know what to look for to help stop any potential spread of the disease to our state tree.
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BLS on leaves of an oak tree with a blue background.

What Causes Scorched-Looking Leaves on New Jersey Trees?

Uncover 3 reasons why your tree’s leaves may look scorched, how to differentiate between the various types of scorch (one is lethal!), and the best prevention and treatment methods for each.
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Soil layers.

Why Soil Testing is Important for Tree Health In Northern New Jersey

Discover the critical role of soil testing, when and how to do it, and why skipping it is a bad idea. This one thing alone will help keep your trees healthy and looking their best!
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Aspen tree arborists doing tree inspection during a sunny day.

Why DIY Diagnosis of Tree Problems Can be a Fatal Mistake

In the age of DIY solutions, it's tempting to turn to try to diagnose your tree's ailments yourself. But what if your well-intentioned DIY diagnosis is a misstep that could cost your tree its life?
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Aspen Tree crew during a tree service in a snowy day in New Jersey.

Navigating Northern New Jersey’s Winter Chill: A Guide to Protecting Your Trees

From freezing temperatures to heavy snowfall, de-icing salts to hydration issues, your trees confront many threats during the cold months. Learn the most effective strategies to keep your trees healthy and robust throughout northern New Jersey's winter season.
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A bare ash trunk is covered in the winding galleries left by feed emerald ash borer larvae, a condition plaguing ash trees across New Jersey.

Why You Should Remove Dangerous Ash Trees Now

Uncover the hidden dangers of ash trees! Learn why immediate removal is crucial for your safety and your property's well-being. Don't wait, act now!
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A snow dusted coniferous branch with short green needles hangs in the sunlight in front of a snow covered field.

Advantages of Winter Tree Pruning in Northern New Jersey

Discover the secret to healthier and more vibrant trees in Northern New Jersey! Find out why winter is the perfect time to prune and revitalize your backyard oasis.
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Look for signs of a hazardous tree to avoid your large tree from falling on a yellow Newark New Jersey taxicab.

8 Signs of a Hazardous Tree in New Jersey

Are you aware of the dangers lurking in your backyard? Don’t wait for the worst to happen. Learn to recognize the signs of a hazardous tree in New Jersey.
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A young thin sapling with green leaves sits in a plastic wrapped pot in a green field dotted with yellow flowers with a small stream and a bridge in the background to celebrate tree city USA.

Clifton, New Jersey: Tree City USA

Do you know what it takes to become a "Tree City USA?" Learn more about this Arbor Day Foundation honor and what made Clifton, New Jersey, Tree City USA!
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When taking care of beautiful green foliage like this, you want to hire a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert.

New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert Versus a Tree Care Operator

When you hire a tree service in the Garden State, make sure they're a New Jersey Licensed Tree Expert, not just a tree care operator. Learn the difference!
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