Tag: pruning

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...

Pruning Late Might Be Justified

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UNITED STATES—There may not be exceptions to every rule, but there are a few exceptions to the rule that winter is the best time...

Winter Pruning Of Fruit Trees

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UNITED STATES—The vast orchards of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys might make the impression that production of fruit is easy. The trees naturally...

Prune Now For Roses Later

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UNITED STATES—The main problems with roses locally are not related to climate, soil, insects or disease. Warm and semi-arid climates of California happen to...

Overgrown Shrubbery Becomes Small Trees

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UNITED STATES—Those of us with 'maintenance gardeners' are likely aware of how rare it is to find someone who knows how to maintain hedges...

Frost Is History For Now

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UNITED STATES—There is no doubt that frost will return next autumn. It does that every year. Right now, we are more concerned that is...

Exceptions To The Pruning Rules

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UNITED STATES—Winter is the best time for major pruning of most plants. They do not mind it so much while they are dormant. However,...

Pollarding And Coppicing Pruning Techniques

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UNITED STATES—Just about any other arborist will say that pollarding and coppicing are wrong. These techniques ruin trees so that they can never develop...

Winter Is The Season For Pruning

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UNITED STATES—Now that winter is only two weeks away, and many deciduous plants are defoliating and dormant, it may seem as if there will...

Pruning Maples Before Sugaring Season

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UNITED STATES—Most of us Californians are probably wondering what that means. Sugaring season is more familiar to horticultural enthusiasts in New England, Canada, and...
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