Adding a Ginkgo Tree to Your Landscape

Adding a Ginkgo Tree to Your Landscape

By Nancy Penrose Ginkgo trees (also known as ginkgo biloba or maidenhair tree) are deciduous conifer trees with green leaves that turn golden or bright yellow during the fall. The leaves are shaped like a fan with two lobes and radiating veins. Leaf size ranges from 2...
Trees and Soil Types

Trees and Soil Types

By Nancy Penrose Trees get their water and nutrients from soil, which is made up of minerals and organic materials like leaves, plants and insects. Soil is one of the main factors that influence a tree’s health and growth. There are six basic types of soil: clay,...
Washington State Pine Trees

Washington State Pine Trees

By Nancy Penrose A pine tree is one of the most common coniferous trees in the world. Like all conifer trees, it is evergreen, bears woody cones and produces resin (the word “pine” is derived from Indo-European “pit” which means “resin”). Pines live a long time, with...
BigTreeSupply.com: Mulching Tips for Spring

BigTreeSupply.com: Mulching Tips for Spring

by Nancy Penrose Mulching is one of the easiest ways to keep your trees healthy, and an important part of spring tree maintenance. Mulch helps protect plant roots from the sun. It will also keep the soil cooler for a longer period of time, which means your trees won’t...