How to Attract Insects & Other Wildlife to Your Garden

January 8th, 2020 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Wildlife provides several benefits for humans, like pest control, pollinating plants, providing fertilizer for crops, and contributing to the food chain. If you are trying to attract more wildlife to your property, here are a few ways to do this: Before you can attract wildlife, you must first be sure of what specific animals you […]

Understanding the Larch Tree

September 12th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Picture of a Larch Tree

At Cold Stream Farm, we offer a diverse selection of trees and shrubs that, we believe, hold the potential of seriously beautifying wherever they are planted. Each tree has its own set of unique qualities that provide something different to our clients and this week, Cold Stream Farm is highlighting the Larch tree. With the […]

Understanding the Weeping Willow

July 24th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Leaves of a Weeping Willow Against Sky

It is, perhaps, one of the most recognizable tree types in the world: the Weeping Willow. This deciduous tree species is famous for its drooping (or “weeping”) branches and leaves, which hang very low to the ground. At Cold Stream Farm, we are proud to carry Weeping Willows as many customers desire this tree’s beauty. […]

When to Water Your Trees

July 12th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
View of Tree Tops

Most of the country is in a drought due to hot temperatures and little rain. As a result, crops and plants are struggling to stay alive. However, trees are in desperate need of water. With the right information, arborists can figure out how often to water their trees but it’s a challenge that can easily […]

What Types of Plants Attract Turkeys

April 20th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
Wild Turkey in the Outdoors

Do you want to attract wild turkeys to your land? You can do it by providing them with plenty of cover. You can also do it by making sure they have a water source nearby. However, the most important aspect of attracting turkeys to your land is planting the right kinds of trees, shrubs, and […]

Knowing What Plants that Attract Hummingbirds

April 13th, 2018 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm
How to Attract Hummingsbirds

Hummingbirds are some of the most interesting and majestic creatures in the animal kingdom. There are many fun facts associated with them including that they are only found in the Western Hemisphere and that they communicate via visual displays. Many people find hummingbirds beautiful but few people know they are attracted to specific trees; many […]

Study Finds Urban Forestry Can Help Prevent Asthma Attacks

December 4th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Asthma attacks affect millions of people each year, and elevated pollution levels in cities can make things even worse. Pollution is a contributing factor in many asthma attacks, particularly in densely-populated urban areas. The good news is, planting more trees could make a big difference for city-dwellers who suffer from asthma. Researchers at the University […]

Trees in the Amazon Are Making Their Own Clouds and Rain

August 29th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

The Amazon rainforest is home to one of the unique ecosystems in the world, and scientists still have a great deal to learn about its subtle inner workings. One long-standing question about the Amazon concerns its rainy season. For years, researchers have wondered why rains in the Amazon begin months before seasonal winds start to […]

Keep An Eye Out for the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle

August 17th, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Did you know that the maple trees in Michigan produce about 90,000 gallons of syrup each year? Unfortunately, Michigan’s maples could face a serious threat if the Asian longhorned beetles that have infested thousands of trees in Ohio make their way into Michigan. The beetles have recently wreaked havoc on approximately 18,000 trees in Ohio […]

Researchers Finally Settle Debate Over Beech Trees’ Origin

August 1st, 2017 | Posted by Coldstreamfarm

Though you may not have realized it, European beech trees have been in the middle of an identity crisis dating back to the last Ice Age. That is, until now. Last month, researchers at the University of Stirling and Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA) finally put the long-running debate regarding the origins of […]