How-To Guides

Video: Tips for Planting B&B Trees

Our crew has some helpful planting tips to solve common planting challenges that we saw last season. This is a short video staring one of our favorite tree planting crew …

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Mature Tree Care

A mature tree provides value to your home and street. It shades and cools the air, reduces energy consumption, removes pollutants, and adds beauty to your neighborhood. Older trees require …

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Young Tree Care

Congratulations on Your New Tree The care you provide in the first three years after planting is critical for the tree’s long-term health. During this establishment period, the tree has …

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Tree Space Design: Growing the Tree out of the Box

Tree Space Design: Growing the Tree Out of the Box covers design recommendations to provide street trees with adequate soil volume while maintaining sufficient space for pedestrian circulation. The document …

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The Urban Tree Selection Guide

This Urban Tree Selection Guide provides key information for selecting trees suitable for landscapes in the urban Mid-Atlantic. This region includes Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the parts of New …

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Video: How to Water a Tree

Water you trees please! Some watering tips: For newly planted trees (planted 1 – 3 years ago): These trees are the most susceptible to damage/death due to inadequate water. But …

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How To Select Trees

Not all trees sold commercially are equal. Purchasing a tree should be considered an investment, so take your time in selecting the right one and visit several nurseries if necessary. …

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Right Tree, Right Place

Use this resource to help select the right type of tree for your yard. Growing space both above and below ground should be considered when selecting a tree to plant. …

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Video: How to Plant

How to Plant a Balled and Burlapped Tree How to Plant a Containerized Tree Properly planting a tree is simple but does require some advance preparation. Doing so will ensure …

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Video: How to Prune

How to Prune: Basic Pruning How to Prune: Small Branch Pruning How to Prune: Large Branch Pruning How to Prune: Why We Prune and What Tools to Use How to …

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How to Care for Trees

Newly planted trees – those planted within the past three years – require regular water and care to thrive. Failing to do so can result in your tree not reaching …

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Citizen Advocate Handbook

The award-winning Citizen Advocate Handbook is designed to empower District residents to stand up, speak out, and fight for D.C.’s trees. Loaded with sample comments and helpful information about the …

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