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Discover the Perfect Replacement Trees for Your NC Landscape

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Is your outdoor space looking a little empty since you took down that tree? You don’t have to leave that spot barren—there are plenty of great replacement tree options out there!

If you’re researching the best replacement trees for your NC landscape, we’ve gathered some helpful suggestions and planting tips for you. Let’s dig in!

Charlotte's UDO and What It Means for Your Trees

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Charlotte's Unified Development Ordinance went into effect on June 1, and it includes some new regulations around tree removals. Here's what you need to know.

Read This Post Before You Plant a Leyland Cypress

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With fall officially underway, you may be thinking about planting some new trees in your yard. (If you're not, here are a few reasons why you should be.)

If you're looking for trees that would make for good hedges for your Charlotte, NC property, the Leyland cypress may come up in your research. These trees are relatively cheap, and since they're evergreens, they have the potential to provide privacy and color year-round. But their biggest selling point is their fast growth.

You may be thinking, "Great, a fast-growing tree is exactly what I need!" But before you set your heart on a row of Leyland cypresses, learn a little bit more about this potentially troublesome tree!

Want to Plant Native Trees and Shrubs in Your Yard? Start Here.

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If your ideal yard includes fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees, and melodious birds, native trees and shrubs are a must. They're also vital if you want to support a healthy ecosystem.

This week, we're discussing why native trees and shrubs are so important. We're also giving you five native tree and shrub suggestions for your property in Charlotte, NC!

These 7 Trees are Made for the Shade

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Most trees need plenty of sunlight to grow and thrive, but that doesn't mean you have to leave the shady spots of your landscape empty!

There are lots of shade-tolerant tree species out there for you to choose from. Take a look through this list to see if any of these shade-tolerant trees would make the perfect addition to your outdoor space in Charlotte, NC.

5 Flowering Shrubs to Make Your Landscaping Pop This Spring

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Looking for a few shrubs that will bring lots of color and beauty to your yard in Charlotte, NC? You're in luck! We've put together a list of a few of our favorite flowering shrubs that you can use to take your outdoor space up a notch.

New Pest to the Southeastern US: Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

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You love your crape myrtles for their impressive blooms. It's also nice that they're pretty low maintenance. Unfortunately, there's a relatively new insect in the Carolinas that can ruin the very same features that make crape myrtles so popular: crape myrtle bark scale.

If you have crape myrtles in your yard, you need to become familiar with this new pest that could affect the health and beauty of your trees.

3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be Topping Your Crape Myrtle

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Your crape myrtle is the crown jewel of your landscape in Concord, NC. Its white, pink, or purple blooms are a sight to behold in the spring. But over the years, your precious crape myrtle has grown a bit big for its space. It may be time for some pruning.

Topping, one of a few ways you can prune crape myrtles, is generally frowned upon in the tree care industry. In fact, topping is often called crape murder! (Cue the dramatic music.)

Why is topping so bad for crape myrtles? We're giving you the top three reasons in this post!

Fraser Firs: An NC Christmas Tree Favorite

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If you love picking up a live Christmas tree to decorate your Concord, NC home for the holiday season, Fraser firs will be among your many options. Many Christmas tree farms and lots have them pre-cut and delivered from the mountains.

According to the Christmas Tree Association, 94% of all the trees grown in the state as Christmas trees are Fraser firs. Why are Fraser firs such a popular choice? Let's break it down.

5 Evergreens You Should Plant for More Privacy

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It's hard to completely relax in your yard if you're afraid the neighbors might be peeking in on you. Fortunately, there are plenty of evergreen trees and shrubs that can obscure the view into your Charlotte, NC property year-round!

We've put together a list of five evergreen trees and shrubs you can add to your property if you want to increase privacy and reduce noise pollution, too.

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