Category Archives: Trees & Shrubs

Is Your Pine Tree Losing Its Needles?

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Shrubs…Can I still plant?

We often get the question, "Can I still plant?" in regards to trees, shrubs, and perennials. Shrubs can be planted year round if they are in a container or already dug from the field and placed in burlap.  The convenience of these containerized plants allows you to start your landscape project anytime during the growing season,…
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Blueberries…more than an edible delight!

Why Grow Blueberries?          Everyone knows that blueberries are not only delicious, but they have several health benefits, too. But, did you know they are also beautiful in the landscape? Blueberries have gorgeous white blooms in the spring, which are pollinated and turn to into vibrant blue-purple berries. Besides the gorgeous fruit, they have amazing fall…
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What is on my Maple Tree?

If you have a maple in Eastern Iowa, chances are you have either seen a growth like the one pictured above, or currently have these bumps on your tree...but what is it? The small bumps on the leaves are called plant galls.  They can be green, red, yellow, and even black.  These abnormal growths are caused by microscopic mites, so unfortunately…
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