Continued from How To Not Kill A Tree!
In the landscape, there is nothing more beautiful than a majestic tree! They add stateliness and substance to any site while providing shade, creating wildlife habitats, cooling structures and people, reducing energy use, improving air quality, generating curb appeal, and controlling storm water run off. The presence of trees and a nice landscape is also thought to reduce crime. Who would have thought? Unfortunately, it is estimated that 50% of newly planted trees do not survive beyond two years. Of those that do, many future problems may cause demise, least of which is improper placement and spacing.
In order to improve on the survival stats, following simple but important tips will ensure the tree planting you do today will be enjoyed by your family, and generations to follow. For success with trees, check out the info below and How To Not Kill A Tree! and Trees Say Don’t!- how to kill a tree!
This is a Virginia Cooperative Extension publication 430-210: http://pubs.ext.vt.edu/430/430-210/430-210.html Author: the late Bonnie Appleton, Extension Specialist, Hampton Roads AREC. I post this in Bonnie’s honor, whose contributions , teachings, and research of production and management strategies for the nursery, landscape, and arboriculture industries are extraordinary. Thank you Bonnie for you dedication and service!
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