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…

Weather’s Still OK to Plant Trees

If you are thinking of planting trees, it’s not too late. As long as the ground is not yet frozen, it’s a good time to plant. The soil temperature is typically warmer than the air this time of year…. Roots will grow and get stronger even as the plant itself becomes dormant. I find organic…

Connecticut Horticulturist Talks Value of Trees

A press release about the Leader of the Tree World – me! Helping to advance the growing “going green” movement, one local businessman launched a campaign to spread knowledge on how trees help preserve the environment. Horticulturist Bruce Lindsay of Milford uses the internet to educate people on the importance and benefits of planting trees….