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

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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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