Oak Trees

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Wind-Swept Pollen Causing Early Allergies

Blame tall trees for early Spring allergies.


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All Those Acorns! Here’s The Actual Scientific Explanation…

If you have an oak tree on your property, you’ve noticed that the acorns started dropping early this year, and all too often.


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Trees May Make You Sneeze

To carry on the wind, some tree pollen is particularly dry and light, so it blows easily through open windows, onto your car, your clothes and up your nose — and may make you sneeze.


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Colorful Shrubs

You can enjoy a similar show with some of our great native shrubs like the Maple Leaf Viburnum and the Oakleaf Hydrangea.


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Squirrels Plant Oaks

Squirrels are happy to race around stuffing acorns in the ground – which is great because we really need more oak trees.


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Let Nature Decorate For Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, let your garden do the decorating. With all kinds of colorful native plants, Nature puts on a pretty good show.


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A Vine Mess You’ve Gotten Yourself Into

Get rid of invasive vines growing up your trees. They will choke the trees you have and block sunlight so others can’t grow.