Tag: arboriculture

Trees Need Clearance From Utilities

UNITED STATES—Palm trunks grow in only one direction; upward, toward sunlight and away from gravity. Each trunk is equipped with only a single terminal...

Arborists Really Know Their Trees

UNITED STATES—It is no surprise that there are many different types of physicians within the medical industries. Pediatricians, surgeons, cardiologists, dermatologists, and all sorts...

Prune Now For Fruit Later

UNITED STATES—Modern fruit trees have been so extensively bred to produce abundant and unnaturally large fruit, that most types are unable to support the...

Straight And Narrow For Trees

UNITED STATES—In the wild, trees do just fine without any help from anyone else. They certainly are not stupid. Their roots disperse for adequate...

Mature Trees Need Professional Help

UNITED STATES—Arborists are horticulturists who are specialized with the horticulture of trees, which is known as arboriculture. In urban gardening, they are not as...

Streets Are Cooler With Shade

UNITED STATES—There really is no such thing as a perfect tree. Some are not quite as messy as others. Some have better structural integrity...

Deciduous Fruit Trees Need Pruning

UNITED STATES—Deciduous fruit trees have no business in a low maintenance landscape. They need as much specialized pruning while dormant in winter as roses...

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....

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...

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...