Tree Diseases That Show Up During Michigan Winters

Many Michigander’s tend to forget about their trees when temperatures hit well below freezing. It is completely understandable, this type of weather makes you want to cozy up with a good movie and some hot cocoa. But just like we get cold, our trees get cold too. And their coldness can result in some tree diseases that attack during the cool-season. 

Reasons You May Need a Tree or Shrub Removed

While when you are planting a tree, you expect it to be there for at least your lifetime, there are some outside factors that sometimes interfere with that idea. There are many reasons that tree removal might become necessary before a tree or shrub has served its time, and PPM Tree is here to tell you some of the most common reasons. 

Fall Tree Pruning Guide: How Topping Can Harm Your Trees

Pruning is an essential part of tree and shrub care but there is a right and wrong way to do it. Check out the tips on pruning below so you don’t harm your trees. If you need help with tree trimming, pruning, or removal, call the experts at PPM Tree Service and Arbor Care.

Firewood: Everything You Need To Know About Keeping Your Home Warm

When it comes to firewood you have a choice between hardwoods and softwoods, seasoned and unseasoned. Knowing which is which will save you a lot of time and struggle.

Fall Maintenance: Cleaning Out Your Gutters

As part of your fall maintenance checklist, you should check your gutters for clogs. Clogged gutters are easy to fix but can cause extensive damage to your yard and the structural integrity of your home. From soil erosion to flooded basements, our gutters are the using heroes of our homes so take the time to make sure they are clear and flowing properly.

What To Do With Those Fall Leaves

Fall leaves can be a real pain. Luckily, we have found some clever uses for old leaves that could benefit your landscape. Leaves are full of important nutrients plants need so it doesn’t make sense to just throw them away. Give back to your yard by using your fall leaves as mulch, fertilizer, or a weed barrier. You can even use them to make a brand new garden without all the hassle.

Fall Tree Care

Trees go through a lot of stress in the summer and could use an extra boost before winter. Things you can do to improve the health of your trees include pruning, mulching, deep root fertilization, and dormant oil applications. At PPM Tree Service and Arbor Care, we can help you with all of your tree care.

What’s Growing on My Trees?

Here in Michigan, many things can be found growing on our trees. Most vines are harmless, but if left unchecked, it can become too heavy for your limbs to hold and cause them to break as well as deprive leaves of sunlight.

Common Methods of Stump Removal

There are many ways to remove an unsightly tree stump from your Westland backyard. Learn what they are and which one is the best to remove yours, or contact the professionals at PPM Tree Service and Arbor Care, tree experts working for you.

Fastest Growing Trees in Michigan

Fast-growing trees allow homeowners to realize the benefits of a mature tree sooner. Individuals seem to especially focus on using fast-growing shade trees and fast-growing hedges in their landscape to reap the benefits of these value-added landscape design practices sooner.  


Quaking Aspen quaking aspen trees

The quaking aspen is noted for its elegant white bark, deep green leaves that seem to “quake” in the breeze, and its golden-yellow color in the fall. Quaking aspens have the widest natural range of any tree in North America, spanning from Alaska down to Arizona and New Mexico. It is a fast-growing deciduous tree that usually gets 20 to 50 feet tall with narrow, rounded crowns. Quaking aspens grow from a common underground root system that can be far older than the trees on the surface. For example, Pando, a giant colony of quaking aspen in Utah, is estimated to be over 80,000 years old!


Northern Catalpa

The northern catalpa is a tree that will start a conversation. Its giant heart-shaped leaves provide excellent shade, and it’s tall twisting limbs soar high above making it a great backyard patio tree. The most interesting thing about this tree is its dangling bean-like pods that contain the seeds. The northern catalpa is an interesting tree you don’t see every day and will make a great addition to your landscape.


Red Sunset Maplerow of red maple trees

The red sunset maple can reach heights of 40 to 60 feet and up to 35 feet wide. This tree is often the first to change color in the fall, and it doesn’t disappoint when its leaves turn vibrant shades of orange and red. It produces red clusters of small flowers winter to spring. In the summer, the flowers turn to winged fruit that is enjoyed by birds and squirrels. It’s a stunning color, and fast growth rate makes this tree a great choice for your yard.


Weeping Willow

A weeping willow is sure to draw interest to your yard. These gentle giants can reach heights of over 40 feet and be just as wide in less than 15 years. You’ll love being in the shade of weeping willows and looking up into its sprawling umbrella-like canopy that is an attractive hangout for birds and squirrels. Weeping willows are usually found on edges of bodies of water or in wetlands. This is because these massive trees require large amounts of water, so they are perfect for getting rid of that constant wet area of your yard.


Silver Maple

The silver maple is one of the most popular types of maples in Michigan. The tree gets its name from how the way the white undersides of its leaves create a shimmering effect in the wind. Silver maples make great shade trees and privacy screens due to their thick full foliage. Once established, silver maples can grow from 50 to 70 feet high and up to 45 feet wide. Plant silver maples in areas where they will receive plenty of sun and ample room to grow.


Make PPM Your Trusted Tree Service

If you are looking to improve your landscape with new trees, call the tree care experts at PPM Tree Service and Arbor Care. Our tree care experts can plant your trees and make sure they grow straight and healthy. We have years of experience pruning, cabling, and removing dangerous trees.

Give us a call at (877) 454-8733 or request a quote here. Hear about the latest news and offers from PPM by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Don’t forget to check out the monthly PPM Tree blog for all your tree care tips and tricks.

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