When pruning palms, you may have heard of the 9 o’clock to 3 o’clock rule. With this guideline, you remove fronds (leaves) that hang below the 9 o’clock or 3 o’clock position. The point of pruning should be primarily to remove dead ... READ MORE
Pruning trees can be tricky. These factsheets can help! The information below can help you with your palm pruning and pruning hardwood trees.
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Hurricane Ian made an impact as it passed west of the Keys. Though we were spared the worst, strong hurricane-force wind gusts and fast-moving storm surge caused ... READ MORE
Mangos are potentially very large trees that can get out of hand if left unmanaged for height and shape. In hurricane prone areas, it is recommended to regularly prune mango trees to limit vertical growth and encourage horizontal growth.
Controlling ... READ MORE
About three of every four Floridians live along the coast, and mangrove trees often dot waterfront properties. Sometimes owners want to trim the mangroves so they can see the sea better.
But the state regulates mangrove trimming. The 1996 ... READ MORE
Tree pruning is both science and art.
I became interested in tree pruning via the art of bonsai. In bonsai (which literally means, "tree in a pot", I became aware that there was a right and wrong way to prune. Years later, while becoming ... READ MORE
Trees are long term investments. Like a vehicle selecting the right one for you is a important step, and what is hidden can often lead to a lot of grief. The tree's roots are one of the most critical parts of the tree. However, they are hidden ... READ MORE
Proper tree pruning is vital for tree health and vitality.
When pruning it is important to use the 3-cut method. The first cut is the undercut. This prevents the bark from ripping down the trunk when cutting the second cut. The second cut ... READ MORE
Recently, I was asked by a retired couple to look at some trees on their property that an "arborist" they hired said needed to be removed. The trees were not perfect, they were older water oaks but the "arborist" in this case told them that ... READ MORE
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Every year, just as the fall muhly grass extravaganza is about to begin...
...an unfortunate (but fully preventable) horror-show occurs. And this one isn't related to ... READ MORE