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Palo verde and sahuora in bloom

About Arizona’s State Tree: Palo Verde

April 7, 2021

The green-barked palo verde is one of the most prominent trees in the Phoenix area. It’s especially visible in spring when it puts on a beautiful display of bright yellow flowers. But did you know that the palo verde is also Arizona’s…

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What’s Digging Holes Around My Palo Verde Tree?

March 2, 2021

Have you recently noticed areas of disturbed soil around some of your trees? Or signs that something has been digging up the ground beneath certain trees? In some cases, it can look like an out-of-control rototiller ran through your yard! Take a…

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Best Palo Verde Trees for Phoenix Landscapes

February 2, 2021

With so many types to choose from, which is the best palo verde tree for your yard? We compare common types, sizes, growing needs, and pros and cons to help you choose the best one.

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Witches’ Broom in Phoenix-Area Trees

December 9, 2020

Some tree issues have unusual names that don’t seem to have anything to do with their name. But that’s not the case with witches’ broom – oftentimes, this deformity on trees actually looks like a broom. Witches’ broom can pop up on…

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Yellow maple leaves against a backdrop of red tree leaves as leaves change color in fall.

Do Tree Leaves Change Color in the Phoenix Area?

November 5, 2020

Each autumn, when leaves change color throughout much of the country, trees in the Phoenix area mostly lack those vibrant fall colors. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have any bright autumn leaves to admire!

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Is Mistletoe Killing Your Tree?

September 17, 2020

If you’ve ever noticed a cluster of what appear to be twigs or small branches concentrated together in your mesquite or palo verde tree, it may in fact be desert mistletoe. Mistletoe is often confused for a nest or hive, but it…

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Why Do Trees Suddenly Fall Over?

February 28, 2020

We usually think of trees as being strong and stable, anchored by a network of roots underground. So why would your tree, especially one that has weathered storms for years, suddenly fall over or be uprooted? An important note: Urban trees aren’t…

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Why Planting a Tree in the Phoenix Area is Worth the Water

January 23, 2020

One of the biggest concerns we hear when we mention planting more trees in our area is the amount of water needed. Water is scarce, so why “waste” it on trees? In our opinion (which is backed up by scientists, forestry workers,…

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How Deep Should You Plant A Tree?

October 14, 2019

Many people, including plenty of landscapers, plant trees too deep and this almost always results in damage to the tree (in fact, it’s often a fatal mistake). This is easy to remedy if you know what to look for and how to…

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Best Shade Trees For Your Anthem or Greater Phoenix Yard

October 1, 2019

We’ve gone over the myriad of benefits that trees provide in earlier blog posts: they remove pollutants, decrease stress, improve health, prevent storm runoff, provide food and shelter for wildlife…the list is endless. Yet I’m sure most of us in the greater Phoenix and…

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