Archive for April, 2013

Pruning Young Shade Trees

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Pruning limbs or branches from shade trees can be done almost anytime, as long as it is done properly. In general, however, the sooner you can start pruning a young tree, the better chance you (and the tree) have in attaining the proper shape and growth habit that you desire. The following illustration depicts basic guidance for pruning young shade trees.

Also, don’t forget how to make a proper pruning cut. The next illustration depicts that proper method.

Selecting A Good Tree To Plant

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

No matter what species of tree you decide to plant in your landscape, it is important to select the highest quality specimen you can find at the nursery or garden center. It doesn’t do much good to plant a poorly-developed, or injured tree that has been mistreated at the nursery or during handling at a garden center. Pictured below is an illustration that provides guidance for selecting a good individual specimen.

Now, let’s go out and plant something………………………………..but make it a high quality specimen!