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Apple Trees in Minnesota: From Sweetest to Tartest

When you fantasize about plucking fresh fruit from the branch of a tree and taking a refreshing bite, that fantasy is probably set on a tropical island; not up here in Minnesota. However, while fruits like bananas and pineapples may thrive in a tropical climate, many fruit trees, including apple trees, grow well in the temperate climate found in Minnesota. In fact, the University of Minnesota has been responsible for creating several new varieties of apples, including the ever-popular Honeycrisp!

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How to Protect Your Minnesota Trees from Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles are an invasive species that first infested the Northeast and have since spread westward throughout the United States. Minnesota is just one of the many states that struggles with infestations of Japanese beetles every year. These green-and-copper-colored insects ravage the leaves of many trees and shrubs, leaving them skeletonized.

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A Guide to Spring Tree Health Care in Minnesota

Winter is over at last! The snow has melted, the ground has thawed and green has begun to appear in the trees again. As spring begins in Minnesota, many of us are eager to get back out in our gardens and start planting. As much fun as it is to pick out fresh annuals, it’s equally important to preserve the health of your perennials, beginning with your trees.

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Minnesota Winter Tree Care Basics: All About Tree Trimming & Removal

If you have trees on your property in Minnesota, it would be in your best interest to make sure they’re well-tended. Healthy trees are beautiful to behold and provide your yard with some much-needed shade on hot summer days. Also, letting your trees get sick can be both dangerous and expensive. If disease or pests ravage a tree and weaken its integrity, branches will begin to follow and, eventually, the tree may collapse entirely, which can cause severe damage and injury. And if you need to have a tree removed before it falls, you can be landed with a hefty bill for the services.

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Most Common Trees in MN: Tree Identification 101

Minnesota is home to many beautiful species of trees. From the northern forests to the southern plains, there are 53 species of trees that are native to Minnesota. If you live in a suburban or rural area, you probably have several different species of trees living on and around your property, and if you want to keep them beautiful, it’s important to take steps to maintain their health.

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When To Prune Your Trees In Minnesota

Healthy trees are the cornerstone of a healthy yard and garden. To keep your trees strong and beautiful, you must perform a variety of services which include pruning away dead and dying branches, protecting them against pervasive pests such as Emerald Ash Borers, and stimulating healthy root growth. You may be able to complete some of these tasks on your own but trickier jobs, particularly those involving large trees, may require the work of a professional arborist.

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Best Fall Tree Health Care Tips

Trees are very important for providing shade throughout neighborhoods, and also act as a home to local wildlife in Minnesota. As winter comes and the colder temperatures are beginning however, it’s important to take care of your trees to make sure they stay healthy over the winter months and begin their growing season strong once springtime comes.

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How To Get Rid of Emerald Ash Borer Issues

When one hears the word “emerald”, you would automatically think it has to do with some priceless jewel. In the case of Emerald Ash Borer, also known as EAB, it signifies the destruction of one of our valuable natural resources.

EAB is a beetle so named for its wing covering that has an emerald appearance. They attack ash trees by laying eggs in tiny spaces created by the bark. When the eggs develop into larvae, they burrow into the tree’s trunk leading to what is known as emerald ash borer infestation.

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