What is Causing My Grass to Die?

Have you noticed your grass dying no matter how much you seed and water it? Well, it might have something to do with the trees in your yard and not your lack of a green thumb. Most trees won’t affect your grass, but pine trees could be the culprit to your dying patches. Pine trees…

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What is the Most Common tree in Minnesota?

Minnesota has a lot of trees and is known for the beautiful pines that are always Instagram worthy from every angle. Even though Minnesota’s state tree is a red pine, the most common tree is not even in the pine family! A Quaking Aspen is the most common tree in Minnesota. Learn some fun facts…

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Spring Tree Pruning in Minnesota

Spring doesn’t arrive as fast for the northern states – here in Minnesota the weather doesn’t start warming up until March or April. Regardless of when spring arrives, it is important to care for your trees before the new growth starts. The cold weather keeps them dormant and pruning them right before the weather starts…

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5 Tree Myths

There are many myths about trees that have been spread like fertilizer through communities. We made a list of the top 5 myths that we hear and explained why they aren’t true. If you have any questions or concerns about trees on your property, make sure to call a professional at Ivan’s Tree Service to…

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Trees and Property Lines: What are the Rules?

trees over houses

Neighboring homeowners can often dispute because they don’t know what the laws and procedures are when it comes to trees on or near the property line. We’re here to give insight on those procedures and save you the headache of a shouting match over the fence. Tree Trimming Laws in Minnesota Sick of your neighbor’s…

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‘Tree’ Rules to Follow This Rainy Season

spring tree care

The snow has officially melted, leaving many Minnesota lawns and trees looking dead, dull, and in need of serious care. Although it may be tempting to immediately start on spring yard work, there are a few rules every homeowner should consider. Here are “tree” rules you should follow to ensure your trees continue to grow…

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Why is my Tree Leaning?

leaning tree

Leaning trees can become a major safety hazard if left untreated. We’ve seen customers face costly damage to their homes and cars due to fallen trees and heavy limbs. If your tree is leaning, it’s best to call a local arborist to come out and assess the severity of your situation. In the meantime, here…

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Helpful Tips to Keep Your Tree Healthy

Tips to keep your tree healthy

When treated correctly, trees can be a beautiful addition to your yard and appreciated for years to come. But, how do you properly treat a tree after you plant it? Here are our top three tips to keep your tree healthy. Mulch Regularly Mulching around the base of your tree is a key step in…

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