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Hazardous trees cause a danger to people and property. When strong winds and storms hit, parts or all of the tree can fall to the ground. However, by paying attention to the warning signs of hazardous trees, homeowners can prevent most accidents and property damage.

Planting the right trees in the right places conserves energy and reduces your energy bills, while helping to fight climate change.

See how properly placed trees save energy by providing winter windbreaks, winter warmth, and summer shade.

In the wake of this week's ice storm, beauty could be found in the trees and shrubs glistening in the sun. But what about the effects of ice build up on trees?

Officials at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in Omaha, and in Council Bluffs, Iowa, are taking different approaches toward handling an expected infestation of an ash tree-killing insect, the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB).

In some neighborhoods, deer damage to ornamental plantings peak in winter when snow cover reduces the food supply. Deer will eat almost any plants in front and backyard plantings. Damage control measures and careful plant selection can help keep your landscape deer free.

In the battle against the Emerald Ash Borer, the City has already removed and replaced 222 ash trees and expects to remove and replace 400-500 more.

Across the country, more than 22 million tons of road salt is used every year for road safety. While road salt can help keep the roads safe during icy weather, it can have detrimental effects on trees and landscape plants.

Winter is actually an excellent time to prune trees. Why? It’s easier to spot potential hazards such as cracks, defects and deadwood in leafless trees, and apply corrective pruning when necessary. Pruning during dormancy also results in a vigorous burst of new growth in the spring.

Keep that tree looking and smelling fresh for family, guests, and Santa’s visit! No need to groan about one more thing on a long to-do-list, just write down these 2 important tips for tree care:

Winter may seem like a period where there is nothing going on in the landscape, but this is a time when your trees and shrubs face multiple threats.

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