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Minnesota Fruit Trees for Fresh School Lunch Snacks

By Gabe Tschida Monday, September 9th, 2019 With school starting and apple season nearly upon us, the arborists at Urban Tree & Landscape are thinking about fruit trees. Fruit trees make excellent additions to your urban forest. And while it may take a few years to reap the benefits of an apple, pear, or plum tree, growing your own

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Is Stump Grinding Worth the Cost?

By Gabe Tschida Friday, August 2nd, 2019 Stump removal has always been part of tree clearing and removal. If your family has lived in Minnesota for a few generations, chances are your great-grandparents spent significant time hand-grinding tree stumps away to prepare their land for farming. Back then, stump grinding wasn’t a luxury, it was a necessity. But you’re not

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Prepare Your Trees for Spring Severe Weather

By Gabe Tschida Wednesday, June 26th, 2019   A large oak tree falls on and into a small house during a storm demolishing its roof Did you know June is the stormiest summer month in Minnesota? More tornadoes occur in June than in any other time of year. You know to go the basement when the tornado siren blares,

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Late Spring Tree Pruning Tips for the Twin Cities

By Gabe Tschida Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 Warmth and sunshine can’t seem to get a foothold in Minnesota this year. The silver lining in all the rain we’ve received is that our urban forests are looking greener than ever. If you’re wondering how you can keep your trees healthy and beautiful this summer, Urban Tree & Landscape has a

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Do You Have a Maintenance and Care Plan for Your Urban Forest?

By Gabe Tschida Monday, April 22nd, 2019 It’s finally springtime in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While we may get a few more snow squalls, at Urban Tree & Landscape, our fingers are crossed that the frigid days are behind us. Maple trees are starting to produce sap for maple sugaring, and it’s possible to see the start of buds on the

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4 Reasons to Love Urban Tree & Landscape

By Gabe Tschida Sunday, April 7th, 2019 Urban Tree & Landscape loves helping Minneapolis property owners maintain the health of their urban forests. Part of our commitment to you and your family’s safety is keeping up with the best practices in tree pruning and tree removal. That’s why we are members of several professional organizations for arborists. Here are

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Ice Dams in Minnesota

By Gabe Tschida Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 Ice dams are a common occurrence in Minnesota.  They form most frequently when we have frequent, heavy snow falls combined with temperature swings between 0 and 20 degrees Fahrenheit.  Ice dams can form very quickly.  One or two days of the right conditions is enough time for an ice damn to form,

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3 reasons to grind your tree stump after a tree is removed

By Gabe Tschida Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 If you’ve ever had a tree removed in Golden Valley, Minnetonka, St. Louis Park or any other part of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, you are well aware that despite the tree being gone, the stump is still there. And that stump is an eye sore. Have you ever wondered why the

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Ice, Snow and Your Tree’s Health

By Gabe Tschida Friday, January 18th, 2019 We usually talk about – and experience – snowstorms as opposed to ice storms in these parts, but that’s not to say we haven’t seen our fair share of ice storms in St. Paul, Mendota Heights, Eagan and the like. And as beautiful as an ice storm might look from the comfort

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Why and When to Trim Your Trees in Minneapolis

By Gabe Tschida Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 You knew it would happen. Summer turned to autumn, and soon autumn will turn to winter. With the impending cold season on the horizon, you probably have a list of chores to do around the house. Is trimming your trees on the list? If not, maybe it should be. If you have

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