Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Home Grown: Shade Tree Care.

Shade trees are both an aesthetic and financial asset, but keeping trees healthy can be challenging. Careful tree selection, planting and maintenance is needed to keep your trees healthy.

The first thing a tree needs is space. Trees need as much room for their roots as you expect to have foliage on top. Most roots will be in the upper two feet of soil, though some species also grow deep tap roots. The roots need oxygen as well as water, so keep a well aerated soil surface that is at least 1.5 times as large as the crown of the tree is wide.

Continued at... Shade Tree Care.

Home Grown
Home and Garden Center
Farm and Garden Books
Artwork: American Elm Tree.

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