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Which is better to train a tree when its young or wait till its in poor structural condition

The Costs of Not PruningRyder and Moore (2013) have authored oneof the few papers that explicitly examinethe costs of not maintaining trees (i.e., deferringmaintenance). Tese authors asked:“If a tree is formative pruned in the earlystage of life, what will the cost-saving be ifthe same defects had not been rectified?”. Seventy-eight percent of all plantedtrees in their sample showed structurallydefects that required formative pruning(Ryder and Moore 2013). Formative pruningcosts (all currency is in AUD$) averaged$2.79 per tree, while structural pruning fora mature tree averaged $44.59 (Ryder andMoore 2013). Te authors estimated thatusing infation rates of 3%–5%, trees notformatively pruned today would cost $78 to$112 to structurally prune in 20 years (Ryderand Moore 2013). Tus, the cost of not performingformative pruning on recently plantedtrees can be calculated as the differencebetween the costs of formative pruning plusnormal structural pruning (~$48) and structuralpruning for…See More
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Broccoli is an edible green plant in the cabbage family whose large flowering head is eaten as a vegetable.The word broccoli comes from the Italian plural of broccoli, which means "the flowering crest of a cabbage," and is the diminutive form of broccoli, meaning "small nail" or "sprout." Broccoli is often boiled or steamed but may be eaten raw.Broccoli is classified in the Italica cultivar group of the species Brassica oleracea. Broccoli has large flower heads, usually green, arranged in a tree-like structure branching out from a thick, edible stalk. The mass of flower heads is surrounded by leaves. Broccoli resembles cauliflower, which is a different cultivar group of the same species.Broccoli is a result of careful breeding of cultivated Brassica crops in the northern Mediterranean starting in about the 6th century BC. Since the time of the Roman Empire, broccoli has been considered a uniquely valuable food among Italians. Broccoli was brought to England from Antwerp in the…See More
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It is October 22, 2016, and the cooler days are upon us and the time to clean up leaves are near and the perfect time to add a tree, to core aerate your yard and more so the time to enjoy the cool, crisp weather. Call (937)457.1290 and listen, call and learn and get world class garden, tree and lawn care advice with Garden Talk with Mark WebberSee More
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Incorrect mulching is a waste of time and money and is quickly becoming the number one cause of death of trees and shrubs. Over-mulching, with mulch piled high, directlyagainst the stems or trunks, smothering the root flarezone; or with very deep mulch covering part or all of theroot area cause:Root Suffocation/ Root Rot - Repeated or deep applicationsof mulch cause waterlogged soil by slowing water lossthrough evaporation. Roots must “breathe”, taking in oxygen.When oxygen levels drop, root growth declines thenthey die, making it impossible for the plant to take upwater and nutrients, leading to death.Inner Bark Death - The living tissue (phloem) just insidethe outer bark must be able to freely exchange oxygenand carbon dioxide. Mulch piled high onto the trunkdecreases gas exchange, killing the inner bark and thenthe roots which can no longer receive food from theleaves.Rodent/ Insect Chewing – Deep layers of mulch againstthe trunk provide a perfect habitat for these pests. Ifchewing…See More
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What Plant AM I? for October 22,2016

What Plant AM I? for October 22,2016I belong to the pea family and I am a native to warm temperate regions. My family is a group of small deciduous trees or large shrubs.My leaves are characterized by simple, rounded to heart-shaped leaves and my flowers are formed in what is described as ("cauliflory"). My genus is derived from the Greek word κερκις (kerkis) meaning "weaver's shuttle".My genus and species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Mouse Moth.My bark of chinensis species of me has been used in Chinese medicine as an antiseptic.More so, my flowers are also used in salads and for making pickled relish, while the inner bark of twigs gives a mustard-yellow dye.There are forms of me found in Europe, Asia, and North American. So what Plant Am I?See More
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Bag your Rake! Not your Leaves

Hello Mark and Garden Talk Bloggers. Today is October 22nd, do you know what that signals on my Dad's calendar? Last year on this date was his first day of mulching leaves. Mom and he live in the middle of a 5 acre woods with about 15,000 sq ft of lawn. As kids if the leaves were not cleaned up we were not allowed to go anywhere or use the car. Lucky for all of us leaf cleanup can and should be a lot easier than raking, bending, bagging and dragging. A ban on yard waste during the 90s prompted Michigan State University's turfgrass specialists to begin investigating on how lawns would react to having ground up leaves left on the lawn and the results may surprise you. In the upcoming weeks raise that mower deck to a high setting and take off across the lawn in a couple of directions and cut those leaves into little pieces of confetti. you will certainly see some leaf residue but in a few days those finely chopped up pieces will filter their way thru the grass and provide both weed…See More
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Bag your Rake! Not your Leaves

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Ohio wine pioneer dies

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Edible Fall Decorations

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Turf tips for October 8th

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Favorite late blooming mums

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October 1st Turf Tips !

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Fall Transition

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