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Archive for March, 2011

DORMANT SEASON PRUNING

March 3rd, 2011
Pruning trees and shrubs in the late fall, winter, or early spring is often referred to as dormant season pruning. Without foliage, it is easier to see branches to evaluate damage and structural defects such as co-dominant stems, crossed or rubbing branches, and conflicts with other trees or structures. Dormant season pruning can be done anytime between leaf drop in the fall and bud break in the spring time. However, pruning is not recommended on maple trees during the winter due to high sap flow. ... (more)


WHY IS CORE AERATION SO IMPORTANT?

March 3rd, 2011
Roots of grass and trees need adequate oxygen to function and be healthy. In fact, the optimal percentage of oxygen levels in the soil is similar to the air we breathe! Heavy or compacted soils, thick turf roots or thatch build-up, and even over-watering can starve roots of critical oxygen. Core aeration is recommended at least once per year (spring or fall) when the soil is moist enough to be able to pull up a 2-inch plug of soil. The holes created allow air and water to penetrate into the root zone for healthier roots. Leaving the soil plugs on the surface allows them to break down and replenish the so ... (more)


WHAT IS A CONSULTING ARBORIST?

March 3rd, 2011

According to the American Society of Consulting Arborists, "Trees in our developed environment present a challenge, requiring careful planning and vigilant maintenance.... the role of the Consulting Arborist is to bring a comprehensive, objective viewpoint to the diagnosis, appraisal and evaluation of arboricultural issues." "Consulting Arborists are the preeminent authorities on matters related to trees - ensuring the safety, health, and preservation, of trees in our natural surroundings. Both homeowners and industry professionals will find a number of different reasons to hi ... (more)



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