Tree Time

Dave Daubert Tree Time As you drive around you will notice that some of the Conifer trees have brown needles. No one is quite sure what has caused this but I will give you what is the best guess by the tree experts. Conifer trees breath through small holes on the underside of the needles […]

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By Dave Daubert Few people hear the name of a common landscape tree called Northern White Cedar (Thuja occidentalis). More commonly it is called either Arborvitae or thuja and sometimes Tree of Life. This evergreen has flat scales that serve as leaves. The underside of the scales has openings termed stomata. This is the tree’s […]

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All birds need three things: shelter, food and water. In the spring when the young are hatching, food becomes critical to feed the baby birds. Song birds are feeding their young with crop of new larva, mostly caterpillars. Two things limit the available supply of caterpillars; lawns and none native trees and shrubs. As far […]

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White Pine (Pinus strobes) is the tallest tree in Minnesota (220 feet). The tree has other majestic names: Monarch of the North, Northern White Pine, Soft pine and Weymouth pine. Pines are divided into two families, those with more than three needles and those with two or three needles. White is easy to identify as […]

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Tree Time by Dave Daubert Northern Red Oak It is about time to talk about another famous family of trees, the oaks. People love their oak trees for their fall color and the crop of acorns. The squirrels love the oaks also for a particular reason.  All of the oaks fall into the Beech family. […]

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