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Phone: (402) 681-6288
Email: mike@arborhilltrees.com

Welcome to the Arbor Hill Trees Blog

Thank you for visiting our blog. Here we will share with you helpful tips and advice on keeping your existing trees and shrubs healthy, and feature some of the trees we recommend for planting in Omaha. If you have any questions, we are always ready to help. Call us at 402-681-6288.

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What Does A Tree Spade Do?

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When a landscaper is looking to build in a chosen area or wants to open the land, they often have the daunting task of removing trees. Removing trees with a normal spade or other small equipment can be very labor-intensive and take a long time. That is why large and specialized machines such as the […]

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How Much Wind Can Trees Handle?

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It would seem obvious that trees break at different resistant points or when subjected to different speeds of wind. However, science has almost proved that this isn’t the case. A cyclone that swept through the southwest of France back in 2009, revealed to scientists that trees of different heights and diameters, with different elastic properties, […]

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What Kind of Tree Is That – Identifying Tree Characteristics

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Have you ever looked at a tree and wondered what kind of tree it is? Identifying trees can sometimes be as easy as looking at the leaves, perhaps not in fall or winter though. There are numerous ways to identify trees if we know what to look for. These tips can be handy if the […]

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The Difference Between Arborvitae and Thuja

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Different suppliers will refer to some trees as either an Arborvitae or a Thuja. This has created confusion among individuals thinking that they are two different trees, however, they are the same species. Arborvitae and Thuja are tall and narrow evergreen trees that can be used for different designs in landscaping. In fact, they even […]

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Tree Planting Safety

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  Planting a tree is one of the greatest things you can do for the environment. However, planting trees also comes with a fair amount of risk that not everyone thinks about. If you intend to plant any trees yourself or with a crew of people, safety should always be the first concern. Here’s how […]

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Landscaping and Trees for Shade

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Trees for shade are key in any landscape. They add aesthetic appeal in addition to being functional. We are certainly blessed with a wide variety of shade-creating trees, but there is a need for caution as some types of trees don’t work well in certain areas. Before selecting which trees to plant from the list […]

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What Tree Can Withstand a Storm?

Trees must withstand much more than rain during a storm. In fact, the wind poses a much greater risk to the health of a tree. Although it is not common, trees also run the risk of being struck by lightning. In this case, all bets are off, regardless of the species of tree. Let’s look […]

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What Is a Good Tree for the Front Yard of a House?

Apart from the aesthetic joy trees bring to our front yards as we drive in and out, they also add curb appeal and value to our properties. When choosing trees for the front yard we tend to have particular requirements. They should have colorful spring flowers. They should have full foliage and richly colored leaves […]

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How to Keep a Garden Journal

A garden journal helps you remember what you want to do, what you did, how it went, and what to do next time. For most, it’s as much a scrapbook as it is a diary. A garden journal can be as casual or serious as you are. For the more agriculturally minded, a garden journal […]

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Does Your HOA Let You Plant Trees?

Living in a homeowners association (HOA) environment means that you must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the HOA board of directors. The common good in the case of trees and plants is the look and feel of the environment, as well as ease of maintenance. Hopefully, the HOA has set out […]

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