Category Archives: Arboriculture


Eastern Redbud, a North Carolina Native Tree

Through the Grateful Trees and Bees Meet Your North Carolina Native Trees blog series, we’ll introduce you to the native trees we consider our friends.* Cercis canadensis Common Name: Eastern Redbud, Redbud Native Range: Eastern North America from Southern Ontario, Canada to Northern Florida Zone: 4 to 9 Height @ 10 years: 16-feet Height @ Maturity: 20 to 30-feet […]

Eastern redbud blossom

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Harvest Fall Leaves to Feed Your Trees and Garden

It’s harvest time in the Piedmont of North Carolina.  At Grateful Trees and Bees that means we’re bringing in from our kitchen garden carrots, sweet potatoes, chard, peppers, green beans and the errant, late blooming tomato or cucumber.  It also means we’re eagerly awaiting the peak harvest season of our favorite autumn crop: leaves.  Or, […]