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Trees and shrubs

Find advice on selecting and caring for trees and shrubs for your home landscape. 

Selecting trees and shrubs for your landscape


Keeping trees and shrubs healthy

Hiring a tree care professional - Finding and hiring a professional arborist or forester can help you diagnose problems and get professional care for your landscape trees.


Deciduous trees and shrubs

Deciduous trees and shrubs lose their leaves in the fall and can provide color, texture and interest to your yard.

Video: Why do tree leaves change color? (2:22)


Evergreen trees and shrubs

Evergreens keep their leaves or needles throughout the year and can act as windbreaks and provide shelter for animals.

Evergreens can be conifers (cone-bearing, needle-like foliage) such as pine, spruce, juniper or arborvitae. They can also be broadleaf (leaf-like foliage) such as boxwood and rhododendron. 


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