Content tagged "trees and shrubs"

Are there long-term effects of drought on trees?

Gardens & Landscapes Drought Resources Updated: November 10, 2016

When an area has repeated dry periods, even if lack of rain occurs during different seasons, the long-term effects are substantial:• Trees show increased...

Trees and Shrubs

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: November 17, 2015

Trees and Shrubs | Selection | Planting | Maintenance | Problems     Trees and Shrubs content reviewers share their expertise with eXtension's Gardens,...

Tips for Checking and Caring For Storm Damaged Trees

Gardens & Landscapes The Garden Professors Updated: January 05, 2015

Storm damaged trees should be checked carefully for cracks in major limbs, cracks in the trunk, and broken or detached branches in the crown.BE CAREFUL when...

Ways to Buy Trees and Shrubs

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 11, 2014

When you shop for trees, you will find them offered for sale as bare-root, containerized, balled and burlapped (B&B), and tree spaded.You will generally...

Trees and Shrubs: Problems

Trees and Shrubs | Selection | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses.What's wrong...

Trees and Shrubs: Maintenance

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 11, 2014

Trees and Shrubs | Selection | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses.Newly planted...

Trees and Shrubs: Planting

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 11, 2014

Trees and Shrubs | Selection | Planting | Maintenance | Problems Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in parentheses.Planting trees...

Trees and Shrubs: Selection

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 11, 2014

Selecting trees and shrubs to become mature, healthy, woody plants begins with finding plants suited for their site. Factors such as climate, soil, light,...

I always thought walking sticks (insects) were beneficial, but in our yard walking sticks are eating all the leaves off our sumac bushes and trees. What should we do?

Updated: March 08, 2012

All the members of the walking stick order (Phasmatodea) are plant feeders, and they can occasionally cause damage to urban landscape plants. Many times...

Why is the live oak called "live"?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: November 09, 2011

The live oak, Quercus virginiana, is named "live" because it is an evergreen oak rather than a deciduous (loses its leaves every year; has a dormant winter...

What is making all the nicely drilled holes on my wax myrtle trunks, and is it going to kill my trees?

No, the damage is being done by a yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius),  related to the woodpecker. This federally protected bird searches shrubs...

Are the fruit of Staghorn Sumac (Rhus typhina) edible or are they only for wildlife?

Gardens & Landscapes Food Safety Updated: October 02, 2011

Research finds nothing to indicate that Staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) is a toxic plant or that the fruit is toxic. It does contain a lot of tannic acid which...

I just pulled out a hydrangea in front of my home and want to know how I can kill the roots. I plan to add more dirt in the area and plant some flowers.

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: April 22, 2011

Should tree branches be pruned if they did not leaf out because of a late spring frost?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: December 02, 2009

What plants grow well in the cold plateau highlands (4,000 to 6,000 feet elevation)?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 24, 2008

What type of plants grow well in the high altitude desert (3,500 to 5,000 feet elevation)?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 24, 2008

We recently bought a weeping mulberry tree. How do we care for it?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 08, 2008

I have a dwarf variegated willow tree and need to trim it. When is the best time to prune without damaging the tree?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 08, 2008

Why won't my crape myrtle bloom?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 08, 2008

Watering Evergreen Trees and Shrubs

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: December 17, 2007

Newly planted evergreens should be watered regularly during the first year after planting. They should be soaked by rain or supplemental watering once a...

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