Tree & Shrub Care

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7 Dos and 6 Don'ts of DIY Tree Care

Give your trees the best chance to reach great heights.

indoor citrus tree
How to Grow an Indoor Citrus Tree

These pretty plants have a bright, clean fragrance.

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Caring for a Persimmon Tree

These hardy plants need little care once established.

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How to Care for the 2021 Plant of the Year

This peaceful beauty prefers bright indirect light.

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10 Birds You Want in Your Orchard (And How to Keep Away the Ones You Don’t)

Many birds will help protect your fruit trees from insects.

Acacia on a white background.
Identifying and Treating Harmful Acacia Diseases

Keep your acacia a beautiful and healthy part of your garden.

A weeping cherry tree in a yard with other trees against a bright blue sky.
Weeping Cherry Tree Care and Pest Control

Don't cry over weeping cherry tree maintenance.

A row of green arborvitae against a pink wall.
Caring for an Arborvitae Tree

Have a healthy and lush plant that lasts for years.

A ginkgo tree with branches full of leaves.
Mistakes to Avoid When Growing a Ginkgo Tree

Be smart with your location and watering decisions.

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Pests and Diseases that Attack Your Spirea

Pests and diseases will attack your spirea so it's important to know what to look for and how to treat them.

Trimming a hedge with an electric trimmer
How to Shape Hedges: a Guide

The power of design is in your hands, or your tools.

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Common Spirea Growing Mistakes to Avoid

Too much food, water, or shade will hurt your spirea.

Pink magnolias in bloom
How to Get Your Magnolias to Bloom

Test your soil and evaluate nutrient levels.

hemlock tree
Mistakes to Avoid when Growing a Hemlock Tree

Give your hemlock the best growing conditions possible.

Beech tree in a field
Identifying and Treating Beech Tree Diseases

Fungal diseases can sicken and even kill your beech trees.

oak tree sapling in hands, ready for transplanting
Relocate and Transplant an Oak Tree

Keep it safe, root and branch.

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Growing a Chestnut Tree from Seed

Start with a seed, end with a tree.

An arborvitae with browning branches at the bottom.
How to Save a Dying Arborvitae Tree

Learn about the "tree of life" and how to keep it thriving.

Old style, white wooden fence,with arborvitaes in the background.
6 Mistakes to Avoid When Growing Arborvitae

Read this article for advice on mistakes to avoid.

A grove of citrus trees with white paint on the trunks.
Save Your Citrus Trees with White Paint

Ever wonder what makes citrus grove tree trunks so white?

Trees protected from winter with burlap.
7 Types of Tree Guards Explained

Protect your trees from weather, pests, or garden tools with one of these seven types of tree guards.

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How to Plant and Care for a Cypress Tree

Help revive this endangered tree and leave a legacy.

A whitetail buck rubbing on a tree.
How to Protect Tree Trunks from Deer and Other Wildlife

From repellents to fencing, keep deer from destroying trees.

Pruning and cutting fruit trees in the spring.
Easy Tree Trimming Guide

What to use, how to use it, and when to call a pro.

a line of arborvitae bushes
How to Save a Leaning Arborvitae

Keep your natural fences looking fit.

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Eleven Beautiful Bonsai Trees

Bonsai technique combines gardening, art, and meditation.

A close-up of blooming magnolia flowers.
Identifying and Treating Magnolia Tree Diseases

Even trees get sick, but it isn't hard to heal your tree if you know what the illness is and how to treat it.

Fibers curl from the leaf margins of a yucca.
Reviving a Dying Yucca Plant

Yucca plants are easy to keep, but without the right care, they can still have problems. Learn how best to help your dying yucca.

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How to Prune in a Way That's Good for the Tree

Your large plants will be both healthier and more beautiful.

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How to Make Maple Syrup

Harvest it from your trees or whip up a substitute!

Brown spots on a tree leaf
How to Combat Blight on Trees

Disease will spread quickly if it’s not treated right away.

Nectarines.
Nectarine Tree Care Instructions

The juicy, sweet fruit is easily obtainable.

blossoming redbud tree
Protect Your Young Eastern Redbud from Wind

It's an attractive spring flowering tree.

Tapping a maple tree
Making Syrup: Extracting Sap from a Box Elder

It's an ancient process that's still reliable today!

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Red Maple Tree: Pest and Disease Guide

The red maple tree is affected by a variety of pests and diseases.

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Treating a Butterfly Bush for Pests

Keep your butterfly bush clean and healthy with these anti-pest methods.

Hydrangea Paniculata "Limelight."
10 Superbly Satisfying Summer Flowering Shrubs

Flowering shrubs can provide a rainbow of color.

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Tricks to Germinating Winterberry Seeds

Getting winterberry seeds to grow takes patience.

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Grow a Dawn Redwood from a Seed

The Dawn Redwood is a majestic tree, but notoriously difficult to grow.

A cypress tree.
Cypress Tree Health: Disease and Pest Control

The cypress tree is one of the most ancient tree species.

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How to Deadhead a Gardenia

Gardenias are quite popular in the southern parts of the United States.

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Redbud Tree Pests and Diseases

The flowering redbud tree, Cercis canadensis, can fall prey to disease and insect pests.

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Mistakes to Avoid when Growing a Linden Tree

The linden tree, or basswood, is a fast-growing tree that is popular with gardeners.

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How to Propagate a California Redwood Cutting

Propagating a California Redwood cutting to create a life-long memory of your vacation in the redwoods.