Nine Great Privacy Trees for Your Landscape

Nine Great Privacy Trees for Your Landscape

By Nancy Penrose A privacy tree is typically an evergreen or broadleaf tree that can be planted strategically in one’s yard, creating privacy for outdoor spaces, blocking out neighbors, and screening decks and windows. Here are nine trees that will dramatically...
How to Choose a Tree Nursery

How to Choose a Tree Nursery

By Nancy Penrose So you want to get a tree planted in your landscape to gain the benefits of shade, beauty, temperature reduction and more. How do you select a tree nursery? What are the most important points to look for? Both new and experienced gardeners rely upon a...
7 Great “Specimen” Trees for Your Landscape

7 Great “Specimen” Trees for Your Landscape

A “specimen” tree is defined as a tree chosen as a point of focus in a landscape. It usually has an unusual shape, texture, color or other feature that distinguishes it from other trees and shrubs in your landscape. Here are 7 great specimen trees that could provide...
When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?

By Nancy Penrose Knowing how and when to plant trees is crucial to their success. In the Pacific Northwest, the optimal time for planting is October – April.  However, planting outside of this window can be successful too, so long as the trees are planted correctly...

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