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Patrick Anderson
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Plant growth regulator.  That may sound
scary to some, and counterintuitive to others.  Why would we want to
intentionally stop a tree or shrub from growing, and how does that even work?
 Believe it or not, there are many reasons why it may be beneficial to...
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What's limiting your trees's growth?
What limits plant growth? Have you ever experienced a tree or woody ornamental that just doesn't want to grow?  Overall plant health and vitality depend on several factors, and if just one is out of whack, you may end up with an under performing plant. It b...
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Cankerworms among us...
In the Charlotte, NC Metro area we have a big problem with cankerworms.  These inching little menaces emerge every spring to wreak leaf consuming, poop raining havoc on the populous.  Treatment for these wringing pests comes, usually, in a few forms.  Bandi...
Cankerworms among us...
Cankerworms among us...
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It's all in the phenology......
Below is an article I wrote for my friends at Limbwalker Tree Service in Louisville, KY. Enjoy: Though it may seem hard to believe, the first flowers of spring will soon be upon us.  It doesn't take a horticultural aficionado to appreciate these brightly c...
It's all in the phenology......
It's all in the phenology......
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Don't worry, it's not that complicated.
I'm constantly amazed at the over simplification of plant maladies that most people subscribe to.  If a tree or shrub is looking 'sick', then it must be some inauspicious bug or disease causing the problem, and a one time spray of something should solve the...
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What could it be? I hope it doesn't suck....
Take a look at the picture of the Nelly Stevens holly below.  You'll notice the top of the tree is in decline.  What could it be?  Root rot? Nutrient deficiency? Perhaps straps where left around the stem and are now girdling the tree... Now let's take a clo...
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It starts at Day 1
When we take a tree from its native environment and plop it in the middle of the landscape, we're taking on a lot of responsibility.  The seemingly simple step of planting a tree can be the most important moment for the plant over the course of its life. In...
It starts at Day 1
It starts at Day 1
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