What You Need to Know About Tree and Shrub Pruning in Late Winter

Did you know that late winter through early spring are the two best times for pruning your deciduous trees, such as maples, oaks, elms, and crabapples?
Indeed, your arborist can see the entire tree canopy in order to make the best cuts that respects the tree’s form and removes the branches that could cause disease or property damage.

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Crape Myrtles: How to Prune, not Murder…

Crape Myrtle Trees are summer bloomers, and only have blooms on their new growth. Once they break dormancy this new growth will rapidly emerge. It’s good to remove a few of the older branches to make way for the new growth. Also, it’s good to lightly prune Crape Myrtle trees in the late winter or early spring in order to keep them neatly shaped. However, most crape myrtles naturally grow into beautiful forms.

How Does Overwatering Kill Plants?

The biggest problem with recognizing plants are suffering from overwatering is the confusion brought on by the symptoms they display. The trouble is that when plants are stressed in this way they normally show identical symptoms to those that have been stressed through under-watering,