Click on the links below for valuable information about tree care:
Bulletins: What your tree needs and why, before tree buying and planting, Proper tree care techniques, Pruning your trees, and Tree hazards and treatments.
Trees Are Good
More Tree Care Information
The Emerald Ash Borer in Maryland
A listing of native and naturalized species in Maryland
Arborday.org Tree Guide
Don’t top trees
Never cut main branches back to stubs. Many people mistakenly “top” trees because they grow into utility wires, interfere with views or sunlight, or simply grow so large that they worry the landowner.
Unfortunately, the topping process is often self-defeating. Ugly, bushy, weakly attached limbs usually grow back higher than the original branches.
Proper pruning can remove excessive growth without the problems topping creates. In addition, many arborists say that topping is the worst thing you can do for the health of a tree. It starves the tree by drastically reducing its food-making ability and makes the tree more susceptible to insects and disease.