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Tree Topping
Friday July 01
One pruning practice that should never be used is tree topping. Topping is done in an attempt to control height or size, to prevent trees from growing into overhead power lines, to allow more light onto a property or to prevent a tall tree from…
When To Plant
Friday June 24
For the most part, trees and shrubs can be planted at any time of year, though some seasons are better for the plants and more convenient than others.  Spring is a very good time to plant. It gives the tree or shrub an entire growing…
Planning a Garden: Fast or Slow Growing
Friday June 17
Growth rate and lifespan, though not really aesthetic features of woody plants, are nonetheless important aspects to consider when planning a garden. A fast-growing tree or shrub that grows 24" or more a year will mature quickly and can be used to fill in space in…
Terms to Know When Purchasing Trees and Shrubs
Friday June 10
Form is the general shape and growth habit of the plant. From tall and columnar to wide and gracefully weeping, trees come in a variety of shapes. Similarly, shrubs may be rounded and bushy or low and ground hugging. Form can also vary as the…
Propagating From Mound Layering
Friday February 25
Mound layering a simple way to propagate low, shrubby plants. With this technique, the shrub is partially buried in a mound of well drained soil mix. The buries stems will then sprout roots along their lengths. This method can provides many new plants with little…

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Catalpa tree
Monday June 06
Catalpa, commonly called catalpa or catawba, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignoniaceae, native to warm temperate and subtropical regions of North America, the Caribbean, and East Asia.
Kousa Dogwood
Tuesday May 31
Cornus kousa is a small deciduous tree 8–12m (26–39 ft) tall, in the family Cornaceae. Common names include kousa, kousa dogwood, Chinese dogwood, Korean dogwood, and Japanese dogwood. Synonyms are Benthamia kousa and Cynoxylon kousa. It is a plant native to East Asia including Korea, China and Japan. Widely cultivated as an ornamental, it is naturalized in New York State. - Wikipedia
Black Locust
Monday May 23
The tree was identified in 1607 at Jamestown by British colonists, who used the timber to build houses. The tree was named for its resemblance to Ceratonia siliqua, known as the "Old World Locust". 
Clematis
Monday May 16
Clematis terniflora is a plant in the buttercup family, Ranunculaceae. It is native to northeastern Asia. It was introduced into the United States in the late 1800s as an ornamental garden plant, and has naturalized in many of the eastern states.Wikipedia
Wisteria
Monday May 09
Wisteria is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae, that includes ten species of woody twining vines that are native to China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Southern Canada, the Eastern United States, and north of Iran. 

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