Tag: pruning

Pollarding Is Extreme Tree Pruning

UNITED STATES—Most arborists insist that pollarding is horticulturally incorrect. However, most of us who have pollard trees in our home gardens are not arborists....

Figs Are Easy To Propagate

The easiest way to propagate new fig trees may seem to be violent, but it works. Basal shoots that grew last year from the...

Arborists Specialize In Tree Horticulture

Why is it so difficult to believe that there are so many different kinds of horticultural professionals? No one is ever surprised that surgeons,...

Too Much Of A Good Thing

  UNITED STATES—It was probably the extra chill this last winter that made some deciduous fruit trees bloom more profusely early in spring than they...

There Are Rules To Hedging

UNITED STATES—All the wrong plants get shorn. Mow, blow and go gardeners are known for shearing everything that they can reach into creepy and...

The Spring Rush Is On

UNITED STATES—It is safe to say that any remaining frost damage can be pruned away. Frosted foliage and stems were only left through winter...

Start Young Trees Off Right

UNITED STATES—Young trees are so impressionable. Too much water can damage their roots, or cause them to disperse too shallowly. Improper pruning can disfigure...

Blossoms Bloom Sooner If Forced

UNITED STATES—Pussywillow is an odd cut flower. It is neither fragrant nor very colorful. It just gets cut and brought into the home because...

Some Shrubs Are Better Trees

UNITED STATES—So many really nifty small trees never get an opportunity to perform to their best potential. Many function so well as shrubbery that...

Knowing When To Prune What

UNITED STATES—Maybe the weather took the surprise out of camellias this year. It has been so warm and pleasant that such big and colorful...
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