Fall great time to prune, plant beloved trees, enjoy colorful season

The trees are putting on their final color show of the year. We will miss the leaves until they pop back out next spring.

I have been called a tree-hugger.  I take that as a compliment. Really though, who doesn’t like trees? I know sometimes they can cause problems (expense for care, falling limbs during a storm, sprouting up in unwanted areas).

Let’s look at some of the positives though, such as providing shade, acting as a windbreak and visual barrier, slowing surface water runoff, increasing property value, providing shelter for wildlife, producing flowers and fruit, taking carbon dioxide and pollutants out of the air, creating a play environment and yielding wood products.

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