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.

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How to Make Maple Syrup

Harvest it from your trees or whip up a substitute!

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How to Combat Blight on Trees

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

Chainsaw blade on a tree trunk
Proper Tree Removal Techniques

Safety is priority number one.

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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.

Fuchsia flowers
Hardy Fuchsia vs Tender Fuchsia

Alluring blossoms and colorful displays add to the appeal.

Nectarines.
Nectarine Tree Care Instructions

The juicy, sweet fruit is easily obtainable.

Figs on a tree
Harvesting Your Fig Tree

Collect your juicy sweet figs at the right time.

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Preventing Cryptomeria Problems

It needs plenty of space to flourish.

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!

Cherries in a bowl.
Black Cherry Tree: 5 Harvesting Tips

A black cherry tree can be easily harvested.

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Red Maple Tree: Pest and Disease Guide

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

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

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

butterfly bush with purple blossoms
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.

A saw pruning a palm tree frond.
How to Grow Palm Trees in Your Yard

From seed planting to tree pruning, follow these 8 tips for a healthy palm.

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Tricks to Germinating Winterberry Seeds

Getting winterberry seeds to grow takes patience.

How to Use a Tree Guard

Protect young trees from damage on the cheap.

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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.

Pink magnolias in bloom
How to Get Your Magnolias to Bloom

Test your soil and evaluate nutrient levels.

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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.

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

Have a healthy and lush plant that lasts for years.

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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.

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Caring for an Ash Tree

The ash tree makes an excellent shade tree for yards and parks. They grow in various soils.

hot pink spirea bloom
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.

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Treating Fuchsia Diseases

There are quite a few diseases that can infect your fuchsia plant.

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 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 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.

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

Find out what's wrong with your tree and treat it before it's too late.

An oak tree sapling in hand, ready for transplant.
Relocate and Transplant an Oak Tree

Learn what you need to do to give your oak a new life in a new spot.

The hands of a young boy holding a chestnut seedling--a future tree.
Growing a Chestnut Tree from Seed

Remember and follow these six steps.

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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Eleven Beautiful Bonsai Trees

Bonsai technique combines gardening, art, and meditation.

three houseplants in a clean, white room
10 Trees That Make Great Indoor Plants

Bring a hint of the forest indoors.

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.