Different Species of Evergreen Trees + Planting Tips

May 22nd, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Different Species of Evergreen Trees + Planting Tips

When most people think of Evergreen trees, the first thing that comes to mind is probably Christmas. Although these trees are well-known for being used as Christmas trees, there is much more to this piney plant. Here at Cold Stream Farm, however, we know that evergreens come in all shapes and sizes, and they serve […]

Best Times To Water Plants

February 27th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Planting trees, bushes, plants and other shrubs is a nice way to increase the aesthetic appeal of a property as well as provide some shade and privacy. It is a pretty straightforward process to plant trees, shrubs and other plants, but the real question that often comes with a little bit of uncertainty is when […]

Tips For Planting Pine Trees in Spring

February 20th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

  Spring is just around the corner, so now is a great time to start getting your garden in shape for the upcoming warmer seasons. Spring is naturally a great time to plant bushes and trees, and pine trees are no exception. If you are considering planting some pine tree saplings this year, here are […]

How To Reuse Your Christmas Tree

November 4th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
close up of woman decorating tree for christmas

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, there are about 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees sold every year. Make Fresh Mulch One of the easiest and most effective ways to reuse a Christmas tree is to rent a woodchipper and turn the tree into mulch for your garden. Fresh mulch can help to […]

Tips for Planting Trees in Late Fall

October 30th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

One of the best times for planting trees, shrubs, and other plants is late fall or early winter. There are a number of excellent benefits to late-year planting. November and even December can be great months to plant. Trees and shrubs planted during this time will focus on creating a solid foundation by deeply rooting […]

Clever Ways to Reuse Your Christmas Tree This Year

December 27th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Christmas has come and gone, and that means before too long it will be time to take down the ornaments and haul your Christmas tree out to the curb. But if you don’t want to send your tree to a landfill this year, there are a number of other ways you can reuse it as […]

Did You Know Michigan is a Leading Producer of Christmas Trees?

November 20th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

A supply shortage is driving up Christmas tree prices in some areas this season, but the residents of Michigan shouldn’t have too much to worry about. That’s because our state is the third-leading producer of Christmas trees in the nation, with a harvest of roughly three million fresh trees each year.  It also produces the […]

State Officials Work to Slow Spread of Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

June 30th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has issued a quarantine on hemlock tree movement in four counties in Western Michigan. The order came after state officials discovered a significant infestation of an aphid-like invasive species in Allegan, Muskegon, Oceana and Ottawa counties. Native to Japan, the hemlock woolly adelgid has been problematic in eastern […]

Scientists Unlock Mystery of Leaning Pine Trees

June 13th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

In various places around the world, you can find rows of tall pine trees that all lean curiously in the same direction. These trees are known as Cook pines, and scientists now believe they always lean towards the equator. Originally from New Caledonia, a tropical archipelago in the southwest Pacific Ocean, Cook pines were first […]

Light Right: Tips for Decorating Your Outdoor Christmas Trees

December 7th, 2016 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

One way people choose to show their holiday spirit is by decorating the outside of their homes. However, many of them choose not to decorate any trees in the front of their yard because they don’t know where to start. Don’t let that hold you back any longer. Check out these tips to help you […]