How Do I Prune My Crapemyrtle?

No matter where I go someone asks or comments about pruning crapemyrtles. Since it is the time of year when many people prune crapemyrtles, it is a good time to review the process. Michael Dirr’s…

Tree Fertilization

How long has it been since trees in your landscape have been fertilized? Soil testing is one way to determine if fertilization is needed. Another way is to look at the tree. Symptoms of a…

Tree Myths

Trees should be long lived if plant selection, soil preparation, planting, mulching, establishment, and maintenance are done right. Unfortunately they don’t always live long. Since trees are so much a part of our lives including…

Thank You Lakeforest Elementary

  As you might expect for an organization such as ReLeaf, a highlight of our year is Arbor Day. Each year we select an elementary school to celebrate with. Last April, it was Lakeforest Elementary,…

“How Could We Lose This Forest?” – Searching For The DAR Memorial Forest

“How could we lose this forest?” It’s a history mystery we’d been working on for more than two weeks when Molly Tartt, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in western North Carolina,…

Trees get second chance at new location thanks to ReLeaf effort

Development brings growth but it also creates losses, especially when it concerns trees. Trees that faced demolition due to pending construction of a new student housing complex got a second life when they were moved…