Content tagged "tree"

What factors are involved with estimating the net carbon balance of my urban tree?

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Estimating a net carbon balance involves the accounting of carbon accumulations and losses. The carbon balance of urban trees includes many factors, many of...

Is there a specific type of tree that is good to plant for energy conservation?

Home Energy Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: April 27, 2016

Different types of trees can help to conserve energy in different ways. Deciduous trees (trees that lose all of their leaves each fall) save energy in summer...

Windbreaks for Energy Conservation

Trees for Energy Conservation Updated: October 01, 2015

 People go to great lengths to conserve energy in this era of tight budgets and environmental awareness. However, many do not realize that the simple act of...

Disease Management in Apple Trees and Fruit

Apples Updated: November 07, 2012

How should trees be irrigated?

If trees are to be irrigated, they should be given enough water to wet the soil at least 2 to 3 feet deep. The water should be applied in a doughnut-shaped...

Managing Apple Trees and Orchards: Insects, Diseases, Wildlife and Other Challenges

Apples Updated: November 07, 2011

Effect of Wind on Apple Trees

Apples Updated: September 16, 2011

Strong wind, especially wind associated with tropical storms that saturate the soil, can cause fruit trees to lean and sometimes be totally uprooted. Due to...

Should I paint apple tree trunks to prevent sunscald?

Updated: March 08, 2011

We built a concrete patio around an existing tree and now some branches are dying - what happened?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

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