Three Considerations Before Pruning Trees in Fall and Winter

Trees, like people, should routinely have ‘check-ups’. However, they don’t necessarily need ‘surgery’ annually. Removing limbs has unseen outcomes. Pruning reduces a tree’s ability to make food for itself, so it must use stored energy in the roots to replace what was lost, causing a deficit in the short term. This leaves less energy to defend itself and perform other … Read More

What’s a tree to a bird?

Great Horned Owl asleep by Joe Chandler Not everyone cares about birds. Understandably, some are even considered a nuisance and pose very real conflicts for people. But pause to consider this. Birds represent an epic spanning about 160 million years when archeological findings reveal they first evolved from dinosaurs. They are, however, products of evolutionary events both prior and after … Read More