I have 75 tree saplings coming from the Arbor Day Foundation. What's the best way to ensure their survival? Saplings, arriving bare root - meaning not in a bucket with soil - are especially cost effective but, like a newborn as compared to a toddler, require more intensive care. At shipping in the fall or winter,… Continue reading How To Succeed With Seedling Trees
Several months ago a friend asked if she should cut down her dead tree or wait to see if the leaves come back out in the spring...... When I repeated her question, as any good therapist would do, she recognized what she'd said was not what she'd really meant. Her real question: IS MY TREE… Continue reading Is My Tree Dead, or Just Playin’ Possum?
We just bought a new house and it was empty for some time. I use my irrigation system a couple of times a week, but should I water my mature trees more than that this summer? (pecans, oaks) We haven’t had much rain for the last 6 months. Anthony S. Most of the nation… Continue reading Trees Need Extra Love in a Drought