Emerald Ash Borer

Westport, CT Tree Warden, Bruce Lindsay, would like to advise the public about the presence of Emerald Ash Borer and its effects on our ash tree Population in the community.  The ash tree is a native hardwood deciduous tree present throughout Connecticut.  Most common and abundant species are green ash and white ash.  Ash tree…

Two Thousand Seventeen

A new year, a new spring right around the corner. Fresh starts and newer, brighter and warmer days to come. Hard to fathom with the hard crunchy snow and the overnight freezing temps. Today is March 21, 2017. The first FULL day of Spring. As we await the warm days and spring flowers, some tips from the Tree Guy (Warden) for you and yours.

The White Oak

The CT state tree, the white oak, or as I like to call it, Quercus alba. Just rolls off the tongue. Quercus alba.  I decided to add the white oak leaf to me repertoire of natural supporting imagery.  So yesterday I set off on a walk in the woods with my trusted lab Bailey and the hound…

A New Launch

Friends of Digtrees, I am writing today to announce that Digtrees will be relaunching the website this summer.  Recently in the past few years, I was juggling two businesses. One, was Digtrees and the other was my landscape design/build company.  I have shut down the design/build to place 100% of my time and energy into…

Signs of Spring! Enjoy Early Blooming Trees

A reader recently asked me about the best time to plant hydrangeas and dogwoods, which got me thinking…. especially after the winter we just had, it will be great to enjoy some beautiful flowering trees. A pink dogwood is nice for New England because it blooms early in the season (April) and is native to…

Leaves Are Off So Is It A Good Time To Prune? NO!

TREESDAY TIP: If you’re tempted to take advantage of whatever not-frigid weather we have left by pruning your trees, DON’T!!! I recommend you wait until late-February or March, as this will expose any fresh cuts to less of the harsh cold. Here’s some tips on how to prune trees yourself and when to call an…

Enjoy a LIVING Christmas Tree Then Plant it Outside

If you’re considering buying a live small Christmas tree (in a pot or with a ball) to use inside then plant outside after the holidays, here are some tips to ensure it survives. It will probably be a spruce, fir or pine. 1.  Acclimate it – if it’s been outside at the store, then leave…