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Right Tree Right Place: Tree Planting Tips in Cincinnati

When planting new trees in your yard, it’s critical to choose the right tree and the right place. Here's how to do it right.
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6 Best Trees Native to Cincinnati to Plant in Your Yard

Native trees are known to support wildlife while also being relatively low maintenance. Here are 6 of the top trees native to the Cincinnati area to consider planting at home.
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Image of a beautiful Ohio yard, with trees of varying heights mixed with shrubs and flowers, providing a layered landscape.

Tree Not Leafing Out This Spring? How to Tell If It’s a Dead or Dormant Tree

Find out why your Cincinnati area tree isn’t leafing out this spring, how to tell if it’s dead or dormant, and why it may just be leafing out later than other trees.
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Spring trees in Ohio, some with flowers, some leafless.

Removing Trees Near Power Lines in Cincinnati: Homeowner FAQs

This guide is here to help answer all those burning questions about tree removal near power lines in our city. We'll cover everything from who's responsible for what to how to pick the right tree species that won't give you headaches down the line.
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Tree entwined with power lines, illustrating the need for careful tree management in urban areas.

Is Your Tree Dangerous? Recognizing the Risks in Your Backyard

This guide will provide essential insights into detecting signs of structural weaknesses and diseases in trees, ensuring they remain safe and thriving assets to our neighborhoods.
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A fallen tree in a Cincinnati-area backyard that was removed by Lefke Tree Experts.

4 Advantages of Winter Tree Removal in the Cincinnati Area

Did you know that winter is the perfect time for tree removal? Uncover the surprising benefits of winter tree removal and why it's worth braving the chill.
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Lefke tree grappler with a tree during a tree removal for preparation for winter in Cincinnati.

Can You Prune Cincinnati Area Trees in the Winter?

Unlock the secret on winter pruning in Cincinnati! Explore how to maintain your trees during colder months in this insightful article.
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A tree worker hangs from a harness as they prune trees in winter.

4 Steps to Protecting Trees During Construction

Protecting trees during construction is crucial for their survival. Shield your precious Cincinnati area trees from damage with our four point plan.
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Confined Space Tree Removals: A Challenging Task Requiring Expertise

A confined space tree removal can be tricky and dangerous. Learn more about these challenging removals and how a professional tree service gets the job done.
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Who’s Responsible for Trees Between Sidewalks and Streets?

Avoid citations and fines! Learn about your responsibilities for maintaining trees between sidewalks and streets near your Cincinnati property.
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A Lefke Tree Expert works to clean up the path after pruning trees growing between sidewalks and streets.

Benefits of Trees on your Cincinnati-Area Property

You have a general idea that trees are good, but do you know how many benefits they provide for property owners in Cincinnati? From health benefits to property value increases, trees may be doing more than you realize! Learn a few of the benefits of trees in Cincinnati in this article and gain a new appreciation for your trees.
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A variety of trees grow on a residential street in Ohio.

Exposed Tree Roots? Why It Happens and What to Do

Tree roots perform essential functions for keeping trees healthy, but what causes exposed tree roots? More importantly, what can you do about them?
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Leaning Trees: Why They Lean & What to Do

Leaning trees are often a hazard and a liability. While some leaning trees can be saved, others must be removed before they cause significant damage to structures, property, and utilities or injure someone when they fall. Find out what you should do about a leaning tree.
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The Problem with Bradford Pear Trees

While Bradford pear trees are beautiful, a recent Ohio ban make them a bad choice for new planting and should make you consider removing them completely.
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A Bradford or Callery pear tree in bloom in Ohio.

Hiring a Tree Service Company: What You Need to Know

Do you know the #1 thing that affects the quality of tree work you receive? These FAQs show you what to look for & why hiring a Certified Arborist is best.
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3 Signs It’s Time to Remove a Tree

It's not always easy to know you should remove a tree. These three signs will help you decide if the tree is safe and healthy enough to leave alone, or whether it's best to cut it down.
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Tree Topping: 5 Common Myths & The Real Facts

Tree topping is a form of “pruning” that’s still used in the Cincinnati area. But don't be fooled - it won't get you the results you want. Here's why ...
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Topped trees sprouting new, weakly-attached and ugly growth.

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