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  1. How to Plant a Tree

    The key to a thriving, beautiful, mature tree is knowing what you’re doing on planting day. It’s all about selecting the best tree , digging the hole the right way, handling the tree properly and placing it in the right location. Here are 10 of the best tips for planting and caring for your new tree so you can enjoy it for years to come.

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  1. How to Stop Tree Roots From Plugging Sewer Lines

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    Keep invasive tree roots from plugging your sewer line by boring them out with an rented auger, cutting the trees or calling in pros. The pros will bore the line open for you, treat the roots with poison, replace the old pipe or reline the old pipe.

  2. Growing Grass Under Trees

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    The key to growing grass under trees is to match shade-tolerant varieties with your local climate. Red and tall fescues work in cool-weather zones and St. Augustine grass works in warmer areas.

  3. Tree Pruning Techniques

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    Here's how to prune your tree without taking a big swath of tree bark along with it. Safely remove midsized branches for a healthier, better looking tree . It's as simple as 1-2-3.

  4. How to Cut Down a Tree

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    Learn how to cut down a tree with a chainsaw safely. A pro with 30 years experience shares tips for felling a large tree and protecting yourself from injury.

  5. All About Christmas Tree Safety

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    Keep your Christmas tree fire-safe by keeping it watered. Buy it fresh, pull light plugs overnight, keep it well away from candles and fireplaces, and other fire prevention tips.

  6. Tree House – Building Tips

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    Tree houses are for everyone with imagination. Elevate your building skills with these tree house building tips from experienced builders, including attachment techniques, site choice, assembly techniques, design ideas and more.

  7. How to Plant a Maple Tree

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    Learn how to turn a skinny sapling into a healthy adult tree . With a good location, the right size hole and the right soil, even an anemic seedling can develop into a thick-limbed, leafy shade tree in just a few years.

  8. How to Remove a Tree Stump Painlessly

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    This article shows you how to remove a tree stump without breaking your back. This method is safe and effective, and doesn't require a lot of manual labor. But you have to be patient. The process can take several weeks.

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Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. The Tree -Free Christmas: 14 Unorthodox Alterna-Trees You Can Make Yourself - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    This year, whatever your motivation, have a go at making your own nontraditional Christmas tree . Here are 9 amazing examples, all created from items you can pick up at your local home center.

  2. Collection of Wall Art - The Tree -Free Christmas: 9 Unorthodox Alterna-Trees You Can Make Yourself - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    This year, whatever your motivation, have a go at making your own nontraditional Christmas tree . Here are 9 amazing examples, all created from items you can pick up at your local home center.

  3. Top Tips for Identifying a Hazardous Tree - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    It's not always easy to identify a tree that's in trouble. In part, that's because while trees face certain knowable ...

  4. 11 Outlandishly Themed Christmas Trees to Rouse Your Holiday Spirit

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    FromBobVila.com

    When it comes to decorating, there are no hard and fast rules, so why should there be for trimming the tree ? Here are some of the most outrageous themed Christmas trees that we were able to find. Whether you would replicate them or not, there's no denying the special cheer that they impart. Bring on the joy!

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Plant a Tree

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    Master gardener William Moss demonstrates how to plant a tree .

  2. How to Use Fruit Trees to Landscape

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    Wes Autio, professor of pomology at UMass, Amherst, is an expert on growing fruit trees . Dave interviewed Wes just before his lecture on "the edible landscape" at the recent New England Grows trade show.

  3. Planting Trees And Shrubs

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    Master Gardener William Moss demonstrates how to plant a tree including how to site the best spot and dig the hole.

  4. How to Cut Down a Tree

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    The Family Handyman expert, Bob Tacke, will show you the proper way to cut down a tree with a chainsaw. After watching this video, you will be able to make any tree fall where you want it to.

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Blog Posts

  1. 21 Vintage Christmas Trees

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    These photos of vintage Christmas trees are priceless

  2. Cutting Our First Christmas Tree

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    This year we visited a Christmas tree farm and picked and cut our own tree

  3. DIY Wall Art: Three Simple Trees

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    FromDIY Diva

    The last three days of my life have been an amalgamation of germs, exhaustion, and bloody noses. Go ahead and picture me doing farm chores in below-freezing weather with half...

  4. GreenWorks DigiPro G-MAX 40V Chainsaw

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    I have a 40-year love affair (well, sometimes a hate affair) with chainsaws. One of my first jobs was cutting down Christmas trees at two bits a tree . I've felled big trees and small trees , and cut up countless cords of firewood (we used to heat our...( read more )

  5. How to Make a Shade Tree Thrive

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Shade trees need lots of water but not all at one time. Rule of thumb: Stick your finger in the soil near the tree ; if saturated, don't water. I spent part of last weekend digging out two-year-old birch clumps that didn't survive the conditions...( read more )

  6. Carving Initials Into a Tree

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    FromBuilt by Kids

    It's a rite of passage to carve your initials into a tree , but respect the tree and consider what you carve carefully.

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