Dormant Spraying of Fruit Trees in the Garden

The authors are John E. Dibble, Entomologist Emeritus, U.C. Kearny Agricultural Center, and Richard L Coviello, Farm Advisor, Fresno County Dormant sprays allow: a wide period of time for application; a broad range of useable materials; maximum unobstructed spray coverage; multiple pest targets; and because of minimum risk of phytotoxicity and beneficial organism disruption, they …

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How to Keep Your Landscape Deer Free

Deer damage to ornamental plants and trees is progressively a suburban area problem. Deer populations in suburban neighborhoods have grown significantly due to uninhibited farms, tighter hunting restrictions and urban sprawl. Deer are very selective feeders that eat leaves and flowers from shrubs and ornamental trees. Damage to larger trees can be found up to 7 …

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Mature Tree Care

Learn procedures specific to a routine maintenance program for mature tree care, including tree inspection, mulching, fertilization, pruning, and tree removal. Think of tree care as an investment. A healthy tree increases in value with age and pays big dividends by increasing property values, beautifying our surroundings, purifying our air, and saving energy by providing …

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Winter Stresses on Trees & Shrubs

Winter’s heavy snow and ice, as well as frozen soil conditions, can damage cherished trees and shrubs in suburban landscapes. Even areas without major snowfall experience high winds and huge fluctuations in temperatures during winter. But homeowners can lessen the adverse effects of winter weather with preventive maintenance. What can happen in winter, and how …

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Bleeding from Branches of Pruned Trees

Exudation of liquid (“bleeding”) from injured trees is caused by pressures within trees that may be localized in different organs depending on species. Most bleeding is caused by root pressure (as in birch and grape), but some is caused by pressure localized in stems (as in maples and palms). Root Pressure Root pressure develops commonly …

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Dormant Spraying of Fruit Trees in the Garden

Dormant sprays allow: a wide period of time for application; a broad range of useable materials; maximum unobstructed spray coverage; multiple pest targets; and because of minimum risk of phytotoxicity and beneficial organism disruption, they become the most economically sound treatment of the entire season. The properly applied combination of a selected insecticide and spray …

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Benefits of Trees

The benefits that trees provide from social, communal, environmental, and economic perspectives. Most trees and shrubs in cities or communities are planted to provide beauty or shade. While these are excellent benefits, woody plants serve many other purposes. The benefits of trees can he grouped into social, communal, environmental, and economic categories. Social Benefits Human …

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A safer landscape is a phone call away

Hazardous trees pose a danger to people and property. When storms or high winds hit, limbs —and often whole trees — fall to the ground. “Many fatal accidents and millions in property damage can be averted if homeowners heed the warning signs of a hazardous tree,” explains Robert Rouse, staff arborist for the Tree Care …

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