January 2019 Spring Checklist: Part 2 – Pruning

We have some hot, dry weather here in the Tri-Cities. When it comes to dry weather, before deciding whether to prune your drought-stressed tree, first remove excess leaves. If moisture is present, growth will remain and buds will emerge. Also evaluate the tree’s surroundings, such as sidewalks, buildings and other obstructions, and the value of the limbs in question. There are three levels...
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December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 3

Keeping on with our discussion of choosing the right tree for your Richland property. There are several things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some additional elements to consider: Site Conditions Selecting a tree that will thrive in a given set of site conditions is the key to long-term tree survival and reduced maintenance. Consider the following when selecting a...
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December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 4

Continuing on with our discussion of choosing the best tree for your Pasco property. There are additional things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some more elements to consider: Exposure The amount of sunlight available will affect tree and shrub species selection for a particular location. Most woody plants require full sunlight for proper growth and flowering....
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December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 5

Keeping on with our discussion of choosing the best tree for your West Richland property. There are additional things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some more elements to consider: Space Constraints Many different factors can limit the planting space available to the tree: overhead or underground utilities, pavement, buildings, other trees, visibility. The list...
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December 2018: Picking The Right Tree For 2019 – Part 6

Lastly in our discussion of choosing the best tree for your Burbank property. There are additional things to consider when deciding what kind of trees you want. Here are some more elements to consider: Pest Problems Every plant has its particular pest problems, and the severity varies geographically. These pests may or may not be life threatening to the plant, but selecting trees resistant to...
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