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General Tips for Trees, Shrubs & Vines

Growing trees, shrubs and vines will beautify your home. Learn easy, basic tools to maintain healthy trees, shrubs and vines.

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How can you protect your trees from wind and storm?

Besides purchasing particularly resistant trees, you can take basic steps to increase the chance of your tree surviving the next storm that hits it. Learn how to protect your trees from wind and storms from this article.


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