Tag Archive | branches

Snow Shovels Are For Sidewalks, Not Trees

While we haven’t had much snow again this winter, I want to forewarn you of a post snowstorm practice that is unsafe for you and your trees. I’m talking about knocking snow off the evergreen trees and shrubs in your yard. As I drive around after snowstorms, and see people doing this, I’m always tempted […]

Prune With A Purpose

Agriculture, including horticulture and arboriculture, used to be done, to a great extent, by the calendar. The calendar approach has largely given way to a scientific research based approach. Research has shown, for example, that pruning should be done to meet certain objectives rather than according to time of year. The old school approach had […]