The Care of Trees – Major Diseases of Trees

The Care of Trees – Major Diseases of Trees

As we head into autumn we need to start preparing for next season’s round of diseases. Some of these diseases of trees will affect us now and into winter, while others pop up during spring and summer. Knowing which disease is most likely to be a problem for our trees is important to preventing major […]

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Plant of the Week: Oregon Trail Maple

Plant of the Week: Oregon Trail Maple

Oregon Trail maple is our Plant of the Week for the last week of October. This is our signature tree, everyone around us knows us for this special plant. About Oregon Trail Maple Hiawatha, KS has long been known as the City of Beautiful Maples. Over the decades, many sugar maples were planted in Hiawatha, […]

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The Care of Trees – Major Insect Pests of Trees

The Care of Trees – Major Insect Pests of Trees

One of the most common things I see today on social media is questions about what is eating my plant. Insect pests are part of the biodiverse landscape we live in. Without most of them, we would not have a healthy landscape. Birds, mammals, and many other parts of the ecosystem rely on a diet […]

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The Care of Trees – Planting Trees

The Care of Trees – Planting Trees

“Life is a shade better under a tree”. I mentioned this quote used by Grimm’s Gardens founder Doug Grimm in last week’s post on trees for autumn. Trees are amazing things; they provide us with shade, shelter, lumber, food, and much more. Planting and growing trees has been at the foundation of Grimm’s Gardens, and […]

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Choosing a Native Maple Tree

Choosing a Native Maple Tree

When autumn comes, people’s thoughts turn to New England. The eastern coast of North America is well-known for their covered bridges, rolling Appalachian mountains, and their autumn colors. And maple trees make the up the bulk of the colorful trees there. The maples that can be found there include sugar, silver, red, boxelder, and snake […]

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