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Tree Care: A Secret Weapon .. . Mycorrhizae


Tree Care
Weapon of choice There are all kinds of ?enemies? lurking about, ready to bring down a transplanted tree or stop another from growing.    More
 
Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Strong Roots Make Healthy Plants


Tree Care
Nature is quite proficient growing plants by herself. Unfortunately, man stepped in and introduced a variety of environmental assaults to hinder that.    More
 
Saturday, May 1, 2004 THOMAS G. DOLAN

Asian Cycad Scale: New Threat to Cycads


Tree Care
A very ancient group of plants, cycads existed in the Permian era, more than 200 million years ago, even before the dinosaurs roamed the earth.   More
 
Sunday, February 1, 2004

Save My Trees!


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Shirl McMayon was enjoying her stay in Europe. As Director of Natural Resources (which includes all landscaping) for the Chicago Parks District, she was attending Nations in Bloom, an annual competition that honors cities throughout the world for excellence in developing liveable, sustainable communities.    More
 
Saturday, November 1, 2003

Tree Protection Pays


Tree Care
Everyone knows that trees add value to a landscape. A mature specimen tree, twenty years old or more, can have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000, according to the American Nursery & Landscape Association.    More
 
Saturday, March 1, 2003 Helen M. Stone

Why Maintain Trees?


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If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one there to hear it, does that mean it needed maintenance? Probably not. Unless it was one of Mother Natures early culls, the tree probably reached a ripe old age before its demise.   More
 
Wednesday, January 1, 2003 Helen M. Stone

Out on A Limb


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Its a beautiful day, and you decide to take advantage of the sunshine and fresh air by taking a walk, maybe just in your neighborhood, or in a nearby park.    More
 
Friday, November 1, 2002 Dr.Walter Barrows

Bug Off! Insect on Turf and Ornaments


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Whether or not you?re an art connoisseur, you would quickly know something was amiss if you strolled into a gallery and saw paintings strung haphazardly on crumbling, unattractive walls or placed within cheap frames.   More
 
Monday, July 1, 2002 Phillip Meeks

Tree Care: Chewing Insects


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Think of leaves as food factories for trees. Within them, light energy is utilized to manufacture sugars that the plant will use for development. Chewing insects, by devouring foliage, can cause a great deal of distress in a landscape situation.    More
 
Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Phillip Meeks

Tree Care: Boring Insects


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Imagine a most-hated list for insects that impact landscape trees. Even if a different list was compiled for each region of the United States, a borer or two would show up on every one.   More
 
Monday, April 1, 2002 Phillip Meeks