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It’s Tick Season: What To Do And What To Avoid With Ticks

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Now that it’s October, it’s time to talk about ticks. According to Penn State Extension, October is prime tick season in Pennsylvania. Given that ticks are so prevalent, we all need to be aware of the effects of ticks forarborists, farmers and others who work outside, or enjoy outdoor fall activities. Read on to learn […]


Seasonal Pennsylvania Problems: The Spotted Lantern Fly

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One seasonal problem we see pop up each fall: dealing with the spotted lantern fly (SLF), which is known for destroying crops and trees. Because of the seasonal issue, we’ve put together a short list of ways to get rid of this invasive species in Pennsylvania. Read on if you are worried about spotted lantern […]


3 Things You Can Do To Help Pollinators This Fall

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We all know pollinators are important around the world, but how can we help the pollinators in our piece of the world in Pennsylvania? There are some specific actions that you can take this fall and moving forward to help these important insects survive winter and get back to business in the spring. Here are […]


Seasonal Flagging To Watch For

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Late summer and early fall is the time of the year to be aware of trees holding up “flags” that indicate disease and decay. You’ll know there is an issue with your trees when you know what the signs are to look for. Are your trees dropping leaves earlier than others? Is the foliage of […]


Shrubs: How They Help Your Property

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Shrubs are a useful plant for homeowners and landscape artists. At Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, we don’t just care for trees but plants of all kinds. From plant health care and disease prevention to even planting, we know the benefits of various plants. Today we are taking a closer look at shrubs (which have two […]


Common Apple Tree Diseases

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We do a lot of apple tree pruning at Cutting Edge Tree Professionals. Apple trees make up a huge percentage of trees in Pennsylvania. Apple trees are common in personal gardens and homes and full apple orchards. According to an article by Penn State Extension, “Pennsylvania produces 400 to 500 million pounds of apples per […]


How Much Water is Enough In the Summer?

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Summer heat, longer days, more sunlight, coupled with rain and storms—summertime we may want and need to take watering our plants and trees into our own hands. After all, we know plants and trees need properly maintained soil nutrients with water to grow healthy and strong. But what happens when plants are watered incorrectly? How […]


Should You Plant Trees In Summer?

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Our PSA on planting trees in the summer: At Cutting Edge Tree Professionals, we recommend not planting trees in the summertime, but waiting till early to mid-fall to plant in Pennsylvania. We all know Pennsylvania is a state with four distinct seasons. In the northeast, those seasons each bring unique qualities for nature, wildlife, and […]


The Best Flowering Trees to Plant in Pennsylvania

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Trees are important to yards and properties for lots of reasons. In an article we posted this past fall, we mentioned two ways that trees can save you money. Beyond the financial benefits for planting trees, there are also aesthetic and environmental benefits. We’ve come up with a list for you of the best flowering […]


Hot Topic Pests This Year

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This year is what scientists are calling a season for the 17-year cicada. It has been 17 years since the last influx of cicadas coming above ground. This spring they are expected to arrive in greater numbers- billions possibly a trillion- than past years. This is a hot button topic for tree owners and farmers. […]