(814) 201-9757

Category Archives: Pennsylvania Specific

What is a “Feature Tree” and why you might want one for your yard!

Posted on

Trees are functional by nature. Trees provide fruits and food, homes for critters and birds, and they recycle the air that we breathe. But trees are more than functional, they are also naturally beautiful. Planting a Feature Tree in your yard is one way to scale the natural beauty of trees, while adding value to […]


Your Simple Fall Tree Checklist

Posted on

We’ve pulled together a simple list to make sure that your trees are taken care of this fall into winter. It’s important to take steps to make sure that your trees, shrubs, and property are fully winterized. Following this simple list will save you problems through the winter and allow your tree to thrive more […]


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

Posted on

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

Posted on

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

Posted on

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 […]


Shrubs: How They Help Your Property

Posted on

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

Posted on

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 […]


Should You Plant Trees In Summer?

Posted on

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

Posted on

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

Posted on

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. […]