Trees are Truly Incredible Living Things

October 24th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
replanting trees

Trees are truly magnificent. These living beings are what makes the world go around. From capturing pollutants to releasing oxygen and clean air into our lives, we take trees for granted sometimes. Preserving our trees is something that needs to be a priority when it comes to environmental conservation. Many people disregard it in their […]

Benefits of Sprucing Up Your Flagstone Patio

September 28th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Patio with plants and flowers around it

Having a flagstone patio is great because it creates a natural atmosphere in your backyard. To spruce up your yard even more, think about planting flowers and other ground cover around your flagstone patio to create a beautiful garden throughout your yard. If you have a flagstone patio, but you don’t have anything to brighten […]

A Little History of the Great Sequoia Trees

July 10th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Sequoia Trees standing tall

The great Sequoia Trees have been a wild phenomenon for thousands of years. These age-old trees are one of the largest and tallest trees in the world. The ancient Sequoias of California are the largest living things by volume on Earth. Many adventure enthusiasts and families travel to Sequoia National Park to witness these amazing […]

Looking to Add More Shade? Here are Some of the Fastest Growing Trees for the Best Shade

July 6th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Aspen trees in forest for shade

Many homeowners with a good amount of land have trouble finding shade, especially if they’re somewhat of a distance from the woods. The good thing is you can plant trees in your yard that will quickly grow for the shade that you want. Just make sure you know what you’re getting into with maintenance!   […]

How to Help Save The Bees

September 27th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
How to Help Save The Bees

With environmental issues on the rise, it is important to do everything possible to help conservation efforts. It is no secret that the bee population is on the decline, and it  has even been rumored that robotic bees will eventually be used in place of the real bees. There are numerous reasons behind the decline, […]

Essential Fall Gardening Tips

August 28th, 2019 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Essential Fall Gardening Tips

Summer is nearing its end which means it is time for fall garden preparations. There are many steps you must take during this time to ensure the health and longevity of your garden. Colder months are ahead, and it is time to prepare your lawn and landscaping. To make sure your landscape is ready, make […]

Michigan Receives $600K Grant to Help Save Eastern Hemlocks

November 1st, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Despite efforts from state officials to stop the spread of the hemlock wooly adelgid (HWA), this invasive insect continues to pose a serious threat to Michigan’s hemlock trees. According to some estimates, there are currently 100 million hemlock trees in Michigan at risk of infection by the HWA. Fortunately, there might be a solution for […]

How to Protect Young Trees Against Frost Damage

October 17th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Winter is quickly approaching, and that means that the temperature is going to be inching closer and closer to freezing in the coming weeks. That could present problems for any young trees that you have planted on your property. While many plants are capable of surviving harsh winters, there are some tree species that are […]

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 […]

Are you celebrating Arbor Day?

April 26th, 2013 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Earlier this week, people from all corners of the puerile world celebrated Earth Day. Today is another eco-friendly day. Yes, it is the last Friday in April and that means one thing: Arbor Day! Arbor Day’s mission is a simple yet ambitious one: to celebrate trees, particularly by planting and nurturing them. Founded in 1972 […]