Blog Archives: Types of Trees

There are many types of trees out there, let Rick’s Tree Service help you maintain only the best tree health for any plant your green thumb decides to choose. Whether your passion is a fruit tree to have fresh fruit for every meal, or you’re interested in something more exotic, such as an indoor kumquat tree, we’re here to help!

How do Olive Tree Live Up to 5000 Years

Many of the oldest trees alive today are olive trees. There are olive groves planted by the ancient Greeks that still flourishing now. It has proven difficult to date most olive trees accurately, because the people who live with the oldest ones come to love and honor them, and are unwilling to expose them to the dangers that come with taking a core sample. However, there are cultivated groves that have been conclusively proven to well over a thousand years old. There is one grove in Sardinia that reliably dates back almost four thousand years. Oral tradition indicates that some are even older, and that in fact olive trees might never die.

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How to Tell if a Fir Tree is Dying

Fir trees can last an impressively long time with the right nutrients and environment to live in. However, when one does begin to die, it immediately becomes a problem. Fir trees can grow in excess of fifty feet tall, so when they begin to die, all that wood immediately becomes a hazard for everyone nearby. A fir tree that has stood tall through several storms can easily become unstable and topple once it loses its vitality. This can lead to downed power lines, road hazards, home damage, or even injury for those living near it.

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How to Prune a Magnolia Tree

Magnolias are a beautiful flowering tree native to North America and found most commonly in the southern United States. There are two types of magnolias – evergreen (or southern) and deciduous, with the difference being that evergreen magnolias do not lose their leaves in the fall. Both types need to be carefully and gently pruned in their early years in order to promote growth and optimize flowering each year.

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How to Care for a Grapefruit Tree

Growing a grapefruit tree can be a very rewarding experience, and it can give you fruit that is far superior to anything you’ll find in the grocery store. However, unlike peaches, apples and other common fruits trees, grapefruits require special care and consideration. Here’s how to care for a grapefruit tree.

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How to Maintain an Indoor Kumquat Tree

Kumquat trees thrive in sunny locations, with a 50 or 60 percent humidity, and moist, semi-acidic soil. Shedding of healthy leaves is common. Balance the tree growth with a container large enough for the roots. These trees may require four or five years before they mature, bloom and bear fruit.

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How to Care for an Avocado Tree

While many people think of the avocado as a vegetable is really a fruit. The avocado is one of the most nutritious fruits that you can grow. There are numerous varieties of avocados trees that you can plant. If you are looking for a hardy variety that has smooth, shiny fruit, try a Mexican variety. Guatemalan varieties must be grown in a warm climate and have thick, black, green skins. West Indian species of avocados cannot tolerate cold and bear fruit with thin green, yellow skin.

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How to Care for a Banana Tree

Contrary to popular belief, banana trees aren’t truly trees. They’re large annual herbs. Although many people associate these plants with hot, humid tropical places, it is possible to successfully grow them in many agricultural zones. However, regardless of what the climate in your area is like, there are several things you should know if you want to keep your banana plant healthy and happy. It may even produce fruit for you!

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How to Pick Apples

The arrival of fall means that it is time to start picking apples. There is nothing that tastes better than an apple that has been picked straight from the tree. While picking apples can be fun, you should make sure that you are doing so in a safe manner. Here are some things to think about when picking apples this year.

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How to care for Fruit Trees

Planting fruits trees is a delightful way to add beautiful foliage to the yard, which will bloom in the spring and produce fruit in the late summer and early fall. Here are some basic planting and growing tips for deciduous fruit trees, which will help to produce healthy and bountiful plants.

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