Tag: pruning

Deadhead Spring Bulbs After Bloom

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UNITED STATES—Fruiting warm season vegetables that are now in season, such as squash, tomatoes and beans, are more abundant with regular harvest. Plants that...

Late Pruning For Some Early Bloomers

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UNITED STATES—Winter is generally the best season for pruning. Obviously, it is when a majority of plants are dormant, and therefore most complaisant to...

Pollarding Pruning Techniques Remain Controversial

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UNITED STATES—Olive orchards formerly inhabited some of the regions that became urban in California. A few orchard trees remained within urban gardens of the...

Dormant Pruning Promotes Fruit Production

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UNITED STATES—While they are dormant through winter, deciduous fruit trees require specialized 'dormant pruning.' Exceptions are rare. Most need major pruning that might seem...

Shearing Can Not Fix Everything Overgrown

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UNITED STATES—Mowers are for mowing lawns and shallow ground cover. Blowers are for blowing debris from pavement, decking and other flat surfaces. The names...

Spring Pruning Of Flowering Trees

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UNITED STATES—Most major pruning happens while the plants that need it are dormant through winter. That is why it is known as 'dormant pruning.'...

Coppicing And Pollarding Annoy Arborists

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UNITED STATES—Coppicing and pollarding are the most extreme of pruning techniques. They may also be among the oldest in some cultures. Yet, arborists are...

Pruning Roses During Winter Dormancy

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UNITED STATES—Contrary to what the pleasant weather suggests, it is still winter. Most plants are resisting the temptation to break dormancy prematurely. They must...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Many plants should get most of the pruning they need while they are dormant in winter. Such pruning is less stressful because it...

Winter Is The Main Season For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Plants are unable to migrate to warmer climates for winter like so many migratory birds do. They are immobile for their entire lives....

Multi Trunk Trees Seem So Natural

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UNITED STATES—For several years in the late 1960 and early 1970s, European white birch were trendy. Most lived in ubiquitous groups of three. Where...

Frost Protection Is Now Old Wintry News

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UNITED STATES—Frost was something of a nonissue for some of us this winter. For those of us in milder climates, it rarely is. Those...

Seasonal Pruning Is Precisely That

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UNITED STATES—Seasonal pruning is just as the terminology implies, seasonal. It might seem as if it all happens in winter. Most of it begins...

Pollarding And Coppicing Appall Arborists

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UNITED STATES—Very few arborists in America condone the extreme pruning techniques known as pollarding and coppicing. Both techniques essentially ruin trees, and deprive them...

Fruit Trees Need Specialized Pruning

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UNITED STATES—For centuries, fruit trees have been bred to produce unnaturally abundant and unnaturally big fruit. That has worked out well for those who...

Winter Is The Season For Dormant Pruning

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UNITED STATES—The internet makes it possible to communicate with people who enjoy gardening all over the World. It can be amusing to hear what...

Arborists Maintain The Biggest Trees

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UNITED STATES—The trees know what time of year it is. Even evergreen trees have shed some of their older foliage through late summer. Deciduous...

Annual Tree Pruning In West Hollywood

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WEST HOLLYWOOD—The city of West Hollywood will commence its annual tree pruning on Monday, September 9. The city of West Hollywood indicated on its...

Spontaneous Limb Failure Is Real

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UNITED STATES—It sounds like science fiction, but it is not. Every spring and during particular summer weather, limbs can fall from trees without warning,...

Way Beyond Last Frost Date

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UNITED STATES—Scheduling of gardening chores is as important now as it ever was. We plant warm season vegetables and annuals in time for spring...
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