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5 Shade Trees to Add to Your Landscape This Fall

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Think back to the time you spent in your yard this summer. Was it hard to find a good shady spot? Did leaving the shelter of your porch or patio umbrella mean near constant exposure to the scorching sun? Sounds like you could use a few shade trees on your property.

Want to Turn Your Yard into a Pollinator Paradise This Spring?

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Plant these trees and shrubs during autumn to attract more butterflies and hummingbirds

Who doesn't want to watch colorful butterflies and hummingbirds flitter from flower to flower in their yard? Those lovely pollinators can really make a yard or garden come alive, in more ways than one.

If you want to attract more butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to your yard in Charlotte, NC, we've got the tips and plant recommendations that you need!

The 5 Best Flowering Trees for Your NC Landscape This Winter

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Wintertime is right around the corner. As temperatures drop across North Carolina most trees lay bare for the season, but not winter-flowering trees! Something about seeing blooms even on the coldest night makes us hold tight to the hope that spring will be here before we know it. If you are looking to update your yard with trees to bloom this winter, we have a list of the top 5 winter-flowering trees for NC yard. 

Keep Your Landscape Deer Free

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Keep Your Horses Safe and Away From These 6 Trees Considered Toxic

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This week our Plant Health Care Manager and Arborist Representative made a yard visit; where horses were present and tree/plant toxicity was a concern. Most toxicities from trees come from poisons released through leaves after leaf fall. Keep your horses safe and away from trees or tree chips that are considered toxic if ingested. Below, see the list of 6 trees commonly found throughout NC and considered toxic to horses.

Keep Your Oak Trees Healthy and Pest Free in 4 Simple Steps

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North Carolina’s heat has brought bugs and pests out in full force. This summer keep your oak trees healthy, strong, and pest free. Oak trees are known for being sturdy and durable, but still needs protection from pest attacks. One pest typically seen in late August / early September throughout North Carolina oak trees is the Orange Striped Oakworm.  

Protect Your Pines

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The pine tree is our North Carolina's state tree and best known for lush green needles and beautifully straight trunks. This type of tree can be found all throughout NC from the mountains to the coast!

A Gloomy Situation for Maples

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Protect Your Bradford Pear Trees

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Recently we’ve noticed Bradford Pear trees around Concord and Charlotte looking less than healthy. If you’ve noticed ends of Bradford limbs dying off and/ or if the flowers on your Bradford Pear have turned black, your tree could be suffering from Fire Blight.  

Raleigh, NC, the City of Oaks

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Raleigh, NC is widely known for being the Capital of North Carolina. However, here at Carolina Tree Care, we find it equally impressive that Raleigh is also known as the City of Oaks. 

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