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Understory Trees Shady Characters

Where, Which, and How--to Plant Trees

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Used sparingly and placed right, small trees--particularly those that flower or offer coloration--can enhance any urban landscape. Intermediate or small ornamental trees that tolerate shade, or filtered light, can be planted beneath the canopies of larger trees for beauty and diversity. Many of these understory trees are low maintenance, requiring little pruning, and adapt well to a wide range of climatic conditions, soils, insects and diseases. They also perform well in areas where root zones are restricted.   More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Lana Robinson

Preserving Trees

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There are trees in China that are hundreds of years old. When I traveled through Europe, I also found trees that were very old.    More
Tuesday, September 1, 1998 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Planning Individual Tree Care

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Considering the insurance value of trees and other significant landscape plants, every facility with sizable landscaping should have both an "as-built" landscape plans of the property and a tree inventory.    More
Tuesday, November 30, 1999