Recent Articles

The Silent Killer

This past Wednesday at our weekly Safety Meeting, our President Brandon Brown talked to us about the “silent killer of trees and shrubs”. Any ideas

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Firewood Safety Fact Sheet

Don’t cut firewood alone. If two heads are better than one, then two sets of hands are definitely better when dealing with chopping firewood. It

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Beware the Emerald Ash Borer…

Nature works hard to protect itself. Trees have natural defense systems to protect themselves from disease or insect damage. Sometimes though, a species of insects is

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Preparing for Winter

As fall draws near, make sure you are preparing your landscape for the winter! Below is a list of what you should do to get

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Dog Days of Summer

The Dog Days of Summer stretch from about July 3 to August 11. These days were named in early times by observers in countries bordering the Mediterranean, and the period lasted during

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Double and Single Ground Mulch

It’s Mulch Time!

Laying mulch is one of the best practices to preserve the look and health of your trees. It provides a beautiful, neat ground cover and

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Dogwoods Beware!

Have you noticed spots and blotches of varying shapes and sizes appearing on your Dogwoods? If so, your Dogwoods could be infected by Anthracnose.  Anthracnose

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An Underground World…

There is a world beneath our feet, budding with life we rarely even think about or consider.  For our plants, this underground world is as

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Planting Depth

One of the most common mistakes inexperienced gardeners make is failing to recognize the importance of proper planting depth. They usually err on the side

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Sapsuckers

The yellow-bellied sapsucker is a type of woodpecker that primarily feeds on sap but also eats the insects attracted to sap. Sapsuckers attack live trees,

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Cold Hardy Palms

Can I plant a palm tree here? Yes, you can! There are several palms that will survive and thrive in upstate South Carolina. Sabal palmetto

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Palms

Palms belong to the monocot family, along with grasses, orchids, and bromeliads. Palms are not capable of secondary growth and thus, do not have annual

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Mistletoe

Description: Mistletoe is a PARASITIC plant that grows as a hanging bush on the branches of trees. It will grow on most deciduous trees but prefers

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Mower Injury

Description: Injuries incurred by lawn mowers and string trimmers can seriously threaten a tree’s health. Nicks or cuts to the base of the tree disrupt the

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Nutrient Deficiency

Description: Not all plant problems are caused by insects or diseases. Plants require nutrients to stay healthy and those aren’t always readily available. The first sign

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Poor Drainage

Description: Poor drainage is a common landscape problem and is considered by many to be one of the biggest killers of landscape plants. In areas with

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