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Loving Your Tree To Death: Girdling

You just brought a beautiful new tree home from the nursery and plant it in the perfect spot in your yard, excited for the lifetime of memories you and your family will make under the luscious shade of its leaves. You want to remember what species you got, so you leave the plastic nursery tag on.…
February 28, 2024

Discover the Wonder of Trees

Trees provide many types of benefits including: Social Benefits: Strengthen community bonds, improve mental well-being, and create serene, peaceful, restful, and tranquil environments. Community Benefits: Serve architectural and engineering functions by providing privacy, emphasizing views, reducing glare, and directing pedestrian traffic. Enhance the quality of life for residents. Environmental Benefits:…
December 11, 2023

Saving Trees During Construction

Land is constantly undergoing development throughout the Kansas City area. Apartments are built on formerly “vacant” lots, farmland is turned into suburbia, ranch-style homes turn into mansions, garages are added, driveways are repaved, irrigation is installed and patios double in size. Whatever the reason for construction, let’s observe what is…
September 6, 2023

Tools for Pruning Small Trees

There are a variety of tools that can be used for pruning, from hand pruners to chainsaws. We’ll share which tools Heartland Tree Alliance uses while pruning young trees in Kansas City.  A word to the wise: Pruning is intentional wounding for a specific purpose. Improper pruning can severely damage,…
August 29, 2023

Selecting the Right Tree

It’s finally tree planting season! We must continue to plant trees in our landscapes for the myriad of benefits they provide to the entire land community.  While trees are beautiful, they aren't just decorations - they benefit human health. Kansas City may face record-high heats in years to come. We…
August 14, 2023