Tips on Choosing a Licensed Tree Expert
Marylanders looking to hire someone for tree removal need to be aware that the law concerning Maryland Tree Experts has recently changed. A new regulation now requires that persons performing tree care or removal for hire must be licensed by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Choices, Choices. This Spring, Select The Right Tree For Each Location.
Selection of trees depends on the desired effect and the purpose trees will satisfy in the landscape

Check Your Tree for Damage After Storms
Winter storms cause tremendous stress and severe damage to trees. How can a homeowner tell if a tree is safe?

Facts and Fallacies About Trees
In an ongoing series on popular tree care myths, the National Arborist Association advises people not to get fooled by misconceptions and act in a responsible way.

A Healthy Tree Doesn’t Show Its Colors Early
Early changes in leaf color can be a sign that your tree is stressed and susceptible to insect and disease attack.

Spend Some Time On That Tree This Spring
During this time trees are susceptible to diseases and various insect attacks. The following are some things homeowners can do in order to make sure that their trees are healthy.

A Landscape is More Than Grass!
While hunched over the annuals or pushing the mower, it is easy to overlook the trees in the yard. The most common misconceptions are that trees take care of themselves.

What To Do When Storms Damage Trees
Recent series of tornadoes and high winds have left many property owners facing the task of cutting and clearing trees and dodging downed power lines. 

Drought Harms Your Trees
Recent drought conditions throughout the country have created serious challenges for natural vegetation, including trees.  

Plant Diseases. Powdery Mildew on Dogwood
The flowering dogwood is a very popular native tree and has few equals when it comes to providing a spectacular show of spring color. However, this wonderful tree is not without its problems. 

Nature’s Air Conditioners
If you have ever escaped from a blazing hot sun to a shady spot under a tree, you know how these natural air conditioners can make you feel more comfortable.

Mulch Rings for Trees Improves Health
Mulching discourages weeds from growing, conserves moisture during dry periods, and allows better use of water by controlling runoff and increasing water-holding capacity of light, sandy soils.

Ozone Danger to Trees
Humans aren’t the only ones affected by recent ozone alerts in various parts of the country. Many of the most commonly planted trees in the nation’s urban forest also suffer during high levels of ozone pollution.

Fall Is A Great Time To Prune Most Trees
Fall is one of the best times to examine the safety and health of your trees say experts in tree care.

Summer Means Pesticide Safety Time
Many homeowners are entering a dangerous period as they begin to care for their lawns and landscapes. A beautiful lawn, shrub or tree isn’t worth the trade-off if pesticides are not being used properly.

Type of Pruning Depends on Age of Tree
Older trees require more consideration before pruning. When pruning a tree, take into account both the tree’s health and its stage in life.

STOP Topping Trees
Tree topping was once considered to be the easiest and cheapest way to make mature trees safer and reduce their size. Whether it’s because of tradition or just ignorance, millions of trees have been hacked with little or no consideration to their health and structural integrity. 

Trees Do Not Commit Suicide – They Die of Neglect
Other than natural calamities, the most likely cause of tree damage is human negligence.

Tree and Shrub Planting Guidelines
Follow these recommended guidelines when planning and planting your landscape.

Eight Reasons Why Trees Die
Accidents, Too Much Herbicide, Soil Compaction, Bad Planting, Watering, Location, Painting Wounds or Filling Cavities with Concrete, Improper Pruning.

Reduce Risk of Lyme Disease
If Lyme disease is a problem in your area, reduce the number of ticks on your property by making it less attractive to them.

Facts About Trees

With over 40 years of experience in the business, the professionals at Pardoe’s Lawn and Tree Service know their trees. They would like to share their knowledge so we can all become better stewards of our natural landscapes. Click on any of the PDF downloads below to read the complete informational sheet. (These PDFs are best viewed with the latest version of Adobe Reader which can be downloaded for free at

Standard Planting Considerations
A complete list of factors to consider when planning and planting a landscape.

Hold the Salt! (If You’re Near a Tree)
Each winter, millions of tons of de-icing salt are applied to roads to keep them safe for travel. Did you know excessive salt could cause widespread damage to trees, possibly leading to permanent decline and even death?

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Do You Have A Tree At Risk?
Trees require periodic checkups and preventative maintenance to stay in top health. 

Prepare for Fall & Winter Storms
How can you improve your tree’s chances of surviving a storm and lessen property damage?

Buyer Beware When Purchasing Tree Care
How can homeowners protect themselves when they need to hire a tree care company to clean up after a storm?