Tree Support Systems

It happens. When trees are not properly pruned or trained when they’re young, they can grow in such a way that they simply cannot support their own weight. Mature multi-trunked trees are particularly susceptible to this condition, as are open-canopied trees with limbs that grow horizontally or downward. Additionally, newly-planted trees can sometimes be weak-trunked…

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My Favorite Tree, Shrub, and Groundcover

My Favorite Tree: Red Horsechestnut (Aesculus x carnea) Yes, plant a tree, and gain the substantial benefits of its long life. But, instead of planting the same old red maple (Acer rubrum) found on every corner, please consider exceptional alternatives such as native oaks and black gums, or less common trees such as yellowwood or…

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