What's Coming Up 136: Evergreens, Struggling Plants, Root Trouble

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Cut into tree roots; prune roots to restrict tree's growth

It pays to be aware of the flare

Why ring a tree?

Spruce needs needles

Struggling plants: Move it or loose it?

Why evergreens are pining away

Ma Nature and mentors say "Bottom-heat!"

Root of the trouble when new growth dies

More shady sources

Barbering a barberry:
Buzz cut pruning breaks the 1/3 pruning rule!

In our garden, Yew cut while Alberta burned

Thumbs up to stepping out, down to weedy bulbs


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In this issue you will find answers to the following Search terms:

Bad bulbs
Bermuda buttercup (Oxalis pres-caprae)
Breaking the 1/3 pruning rule, break the on-third pruning rule, breaking pruning rules
Butterfly bush
Can this tree be saved

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Causes of tree failure
Cut for shape or size
Cut shrubs hard
Cutting barberry
Cutting directions
Cutting into tree roots
Cutting yews
Development of a tree's trunk flare
Diagram of tree root growth
Dormant buds
Gardening around tree roots
Getting rid of unwanted bulbs
Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)
How new tree roots grow
Keep soil and mulch away from trunk
Making hard cuts

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New shoots die
Panicle hydrangeas
Picture of root flare
Pine tree damage
Poor mulching techniques
Primary flare roots and secondary roots
Pruning barberry, Berberis thunbergii
Pruning bushes directions
Pruning shrubs
Pruning yews (Taxus species)
Pussy willows
Ratio of needles to wood
Root cuttings
Root flare
Root pruning
Round above, pancake below
Saving tree roots
Shade nurseries
Shallow root system
Smoke bush
Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum umbellatum)
Stove-pipe trunk
Thorns on barberry
Tip blight
Volcano mulching is bad news
Weeping mulberries
When to cut back
Wood to leaf ratio


Many thanks to Sponsor and fellow Detroit Zoo Adopt-a-Gardener Michele Armstrong, who provided key words so our Search would "See into" this pdf-format issue.
With the generous help of gardening friends, this website grows!

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